Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #14

One day of school to go for the year and then 5 1/2 weeks holiday!! With all the crazy rushing around in the last couple of weeks for work and kids' dancing rehearsals, I will be so glad for a holiday and a chance to enjoy spending time with the kids just relaxing!

Anyway onto to my creation.  I have made a card to enter into the latest Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #14 which has a fabulous pinboard to draw inspiration from:

I have been loving the different Nordic backgrounds that are out in the stamping world and that is my take on the gorgeous pics above. Now I don't own any of those wonderful stamps, but I thought I might have a go at creating something similar with my Background Basics: Botanicals set.

I used some Stampers Select White card for my base and another piece for my main layer. I alternated two different stamps for my background using Cherry Cobbler ink and Kraft ink. I stamped my sentiment from Snow Swirled in Cherry Cobbler ink and then ran my main layer through my Cuttlebug with my Linen Impression Plate.  Some Kraft seam binding was tied around the middle and a Scarlet Jewel button sewn to the centre of my bow. Finally I rounded the corners on both the base and my top layer before adhering together.

On the inside I used the same stamps again to create my bottom border and another sentiment from Snow Swirled.
So a very simple card, but I love the two colours together and will definately have to play around with this background set a little more!

Stamps: Background Basics: Botanicals (PTI); Snow Swirled (SU)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Linen impression plate, Scarlet Jewel button (PTI); Crumb Cake seam binding (SU)


  1. I think your Nordic background is a great success Kerry. It looks lovely and your are so good to decorate the inside of your card too. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

  2. Wow, Kerry, this is really beautiful!! Delicious colour combo and clean, graphic design - stunning! (Have you checked your blog header??)

  3. Such a beautiful card Kerry! :)

  4. Beautiful card Kerry. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Ange