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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Sketch for You to Try

Well, I'm on the downswing of getting all my holiday projects finished up and ready to really dive in and enjoy some baking, holiday movies, wrapping gifts and little bit more shopping.  It's been such an enjoyable season so far, since I promised myself and family that we were going to take it slow and really soak in the holidays, moment by moment this year, rather than just "go through the motions".  I hope you are able to do the same in some form or fashion, as it's truly made a difference in our outlook on the hustle and bustle!

Today I have one of my last projects I'll be making for the year...a card using the latest December SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI.  You can see the sketch above--it's a fun one for sure!

From looking at the sketch, the only thing I knew for sure that I wanted to incorporate was the WREATH Confetti Cuts die as that circle in the background, so that was my starting point.  I had one already cut from black cardstock on my desk, so I used it to sort of "mock up" my card, thinking I'd be changing the color, but in the end, I kept the black.  I like the "odd" color palette!

The rest of my card came together fairly quickly after stamping and cutting a couple of the Christmas lights from the MERRY & BRIGHT stamp set and coordinating MERRY & BRIGHT Confetti Cuts. I used the WINTER WORD COORDINATES stamp set as an addition to the sentiments already within the lightbulbs (which stamped in black is what really makes the black wreath "work").  I trimmed out the bottom of the rectangle with the small side from the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.  That's some good ol' Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter on the bottoms of those lightbulbs!

Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see what the other gals have created for today, 
and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a  
Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate!  

1 comment:

  1. Really cute and love the layers!You really do have a talent for layering these beauties, Susan! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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