Thursday, January 7, 2016

Three down.....

...a countless multitude to go!  On my personal 2016 Use All My Stamps Challenge, that is.  In an effort to make regular progress on my Christmas cards, I made this Pinspired card. 

If you follow the link above, you will see that the original was posted by CACath on SplitCoast Stampers.  I really wanted to recreate the refreshing simplicity of her card.  I didn't have an embossing folder for the elegant frame, so I made one using my Silver Bullet cutter, cardstock, and recycled cereal box cardboard. 

The front of the card features a Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp from the Holiday Wishes set, in Archival Fern Green ink, and a sentiment from a Recollections set in Archival Jet Black.  The card base is from the Shimmer Stack by DCVW that I've had for years, and basic white cardstock from my stash. 

I popped up the stamped panel over some knotted ribbon with foam tape to give it dimension:


I repeated the TH stamp on the shimmery green paper, and layered a plain white panel with a Hero Arts sentiment over it.  I gave each of the corners an angled cut to mirror the embossing on the front. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the first days of this New Year!  As always, I thank you for stopping by.


I am excited to be entering the following challenges:

Frilly & Funkie - Holiday Hues
Shopping our Stash - Color me Monochromatic
Crafty Boots - Something Old, Something New (Old paper and stamps, new embossing folder)
Hiding in My Craftroom # 232 Black and White + one


  1. What a lovely elegant card you made. Catherine X

  2. Beautiful design! I think you and your Silver Bullet did just fine! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Beautiful Elizabeth! The original is pretty, but I sure do love the vibrant green you used, it pops against that white background! hugs :)

  5. Beautiful, love the holly leaves! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Colour Me Monochromatic" challenge!

  6. Great card. Love the elegant simplicity of this, beautifully done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  7. Very impressive CAS card! Love the green holly leaves and great to make your own embossing folder! Keep up the great work of using all your stamps! It would take me 5 years to use every stamp I owned. Shameful, it is!

  8. Such a clean and elegant design! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. Beautifully designed card and I love how you used that stamp!! It has such a lovely feel to it!

  10. Gorgeous, I love the simplicity of your card and your lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  12. What a wonderful card design.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the simplicity of it draws attention to that lovely Tim Holtz stamp. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe


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