Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just Thinking

Can you believe that Christmas is a week away?  This year is just screaming by!  I hope you have most (if not all) of your holiday shopping done.  I am finishing mine today.  I just have a few more gifts to get.
The ladies over @ Nacho Average Challenge have a wonderfully easy sketch challenge for you.  I love how the sketches allow you to keep your paper craft CAS or extremely embellished!  Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is what I created:

The card base is made from Soft Suede card stock.  I added a panel of First Edition DSP.   I just love that text paper.  I used Comfort Cafe DSP for my large scallops.  I used the Tasteful Trim die to create the large scallops.  I'm a super big fan of that die.  (It has several different shapes of trim you can cut out, but I seem to always gravitate to the large scallop.)
The ribbon is the twill ribbon from the Holiday mini catalog.  Originally, the ribbon is 5/8" wide.  But, I felt that was too wide.  So, I cut it.  I love the soft cream color, just not that wide of width.
My focal image is a new stamp coming out in the Spring Mini catalog.  It's called, 'Just Thinking'.  I think its a great stamp.  It has a wonderful size, the trim around the sentiment is very interesting without being over bearing, and the font is so beautiful!  
I stamped the 'thinking of you' twice.  Once in Cherry Cobbler classic ink and in Soft Suede classic ink.  I cut out the center of the Soft Suede one, and used dimensionals, to lift the 'frame' off the sentiment.
I hope you have been inspired to play along with us @ Nacho Average Challenge!

Happy Crafting!  hugs, Sharon W.

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