I hope your plans are going well for Christmas and you are more organised than I am! I still have heaps of wrapping to do and a couple of handmade gifts that I will be posting on here as soon as the recipients have received them. My to do list just keeps on going though and I am finally back with my finished card for a family friend on her 18th birthday. I decided to use the Just Add Ink Challenge #48 which is a sketch challenge. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew exactly how I wanted to create my card. Here it is:
Guidelines Two set from Papertrey Ink - this is another product you can tell I love!! It's so versatile. I used white for the base and Plum Pudding cardstock for my mat layer. I then created my background paper using two different images from the Guidelines Two set along with the Guidelines Grid paper, stamping each image in Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery ink. I adhered this strip to the mat and then used my Lace Border Punch as a border. On one edge I added a row of tiny silver rhinestones and on the other I added some white ribbon on which I sewed a green button. I then finished off the stamped background with some random silver rhinestones.
The '18' was created using American Craft Thickers and added to a Plum Pudding circle. I then stamped an image from Papertrey's 2010 anniversary set - Round and Round in Plum Pudding ink. This was die cut with a circle nestability and added to a Certainly Celery circle and finally adhered under the ribbon.
To add a little extra, I stamped this border on the envelope to tie in with the theme. You can click on these images to get a better look, I just didn't want to overload everyone with images!!!
Now that I have done this tonight, I need to seriously sit down and write some much needed Christmas cards, wrap more presents and make a start on my Christmas bonbons which I am getting the kids to help with tomorrow. I will be back in a few days. Until then, enjoy the last few days of my fave time of year!
Stamps: Guidlines Two, Round and Round Anniversary set, Birthday Basics (PTI)
Cardstock: CC Designs white (All That Scraps); Certainly Celery (SU); Plum Pudding, Guidlines Grid Paper (PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding (PTI); Certainly Celery (SU)
Accessories: Lace Border Punch (Fiskars); Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 1" circle punch (SU); Large circle punch (Carl); white ribbon; green button; white thread