Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feeling crafty and a bit rosy...

Hi there dear friends!!! I hope this evening is finding you happy and warm! We are at 2 degrees on our way to heavy snow and -17 forecast on Tuesday night!! Makes me want to stay home, that's for sure!! I love the snow this time of the year, but the cold I could do without! Oh well, I will be singing Christmas songs as it truly is feeling a lot like Christmas!!!!

I worked on CPS #194 this evening.
Here's the sketch:
I really wanted to make a card with a vintage kraft background, and I wanted to play with my new Larger than Life stamps. I just love those stamps and I just had to try to make a Christmas card using them!!! I stamped the background of my card with Hero Arts Friends Stamp. I put together a couple of tags and stamped the Larger than Life Leaves and then my mind wandered back to Betsy Veldman's sweet little roses she made out of PTI felt a few months back. You can find her tutorial here. I made the roses just like Betsy's, but instead of sewing them together, I used a small punched circle as a base. Then I glued the rolled flower onto the base with Zip Dry.
The result is a little different for a Christmas type card, but I really wanted to get out of my box and try something new!! There's nothing like kraft with a punch of color.

Supplies Used:
PTI Kraft and Rusty Cream Cardstock
PTI Stamps: Larger Than Life, Library Card, Fillable Frames #9, Friendship Jar
PTI Dies: Jar Label, Fillable Frames #4, Mat Stack #4, Rickrack Border
PTI Felt Pure Poppy
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Brushed Corduroy and Crushed Olive
Lace and Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!! Wishing you an absolutely wonderful week!!!
Kristii

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is GORGEOUS Kristii!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the cutout work and those FLOWERS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Janine Rachau said...

Those felt roses are adorable on your card, and that ribbon is so swoonworthy! Love your card! :)

Rhonda said...

Love the layers and so many details. Lovely.

Jocelyn said...

Love this one...the colors are Fabby and the layers...PERFECT!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

Karen C. said...

The little red roses add so much to your card. The Larger Than Life images are perfect. What a sweet Christmas card.

Terri said...

Great job! Love the roses.

Monica K. said...

Very pretty, Kristii! Love how you used the new Life dies. Gorgeous card!

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful! I love your take on the sketch. Hope to try the CPS sketch myself later this week :)

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I cannot wait for mine dies to come.

Lisa Johnson said...

Really lovely card! I love all the details!

~amy~ said...

such a pretty card...love it!!!! it's a balmy 22 degrees right now and it took me 3 hours to get home from work last night because of all the ice...ick.

Kara said...

2 degrees???

beautiful card..stay warm:)

Denise said...

This is perfection wrapped in felt flowers! I LOVE it!! The layered focal point combined with the 'vintage' kraft is divine! B-E-A-utiful!!

Lee Anne said...

I was just going through the forum and searching for examples of Larger than Life. I have been on the fence about it, but seeing this card pushed me off and I must have it! Just beautiful!