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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers. This one was very different with those little triangles on the sides. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with those. They were the biggest challenge on the card for me. I first had them just white and empty but I sure could tell they needed something. I was just going to add a red brad on each one but they were too small. Then as I was walking by my counter I saw the branch punch and thought I'd give it a try. I punched out two for each side and liked it and then thought I'd try one more for each side. I liked that much better. But the triangles still needed a little something more. I was going to add 3 brads on each one like berries but the red was just not matching so I went with the buttons. Fortunately I had two of them left!!! Meant to be, huh?? LOL

I used the Stampin' Up! "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set for the "Merry Christmas." The "Modern Label" punch was used under the words.

The cardinal came from the "A Christmas Cardinal" set.

I colored the bird in with a marker. No blender pen was used on here at all! How unusual for me!

But the card did have LOTS of layers which is something that I REALLY love!!!

I actually like this card! Not too many times I can say that without hesitation. I think it's those branch things that are giving this card that "thing" I was looking for in it!

And the most amazing thing about this card is that it didn't take all that long to do. I think it had a lot to do with using decorative paper, an embossing folder and coloring directly from the marker! All of those help things to move along quicker!

If you have time give the sketch a try! I LOVE getting new layouts to play with! Another one for my album!!

Thank you SO much for visiting to day,
Wanda

9 comments:

rosezitta said...

Wanda, how beautiful, you blew me away with this one, WOW...rosie

Mary Davidson said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love this set and your card! TFS!

lisa808 said...

What a gorgeous card.

Charlene H. said...

What an incredibly beautiful card! I think it is the way the triangles are on the sides that really draws your attention. It sure caught my eye this morning!

jimlynn said...

This is just beautiful! Love everything about it.

Sara Paschal said...

I LOVE this card beautiful embossing and focal image, very pretty!

Debby said...

Wowser Wanda this is beautiful! As someone else said you blew me away on this one. Love it!!!
Angel hugs
Debby

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card here, Wanda. This is the set that I hope to make all or most of my Christmas cards from...... not sure that I will put that many layers on it though, of course, I won't like it as much then! I like the triangle idea.

Joan
MN

Kathy said...

Very stunning card, just beautiful!