Thursday, September 27, 2018

IB39 Cozy Up to Christmas

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday....blessedly, we had a lovely sunny day yesterday and it looks like a nice weekend coming up!  I can't wait!  It's about time!  For Laurel's Inspired By challenge this week, it's a cozy one!  Here's my take on it:

And here's her prompt....such a sweet little vignette, warm and cozy!  I chose the Buffalo Check (of course) and that black and white throw as my inspiration!

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I used the Sunday Stamps sketch for this week:

We did a similar card for my recent Christmas card stamp camp, and I thought it would translate nicely to this sketch!  I actually CASEd this idea from my PP teamie, Laurie!  You can see hers here!  I started by stamping a Real Red card with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Basic Black, then adding a white panel from which I diecut three trees.  I backed it with some black and white printed paper, popped up a couple of the trees in front, and then added some snowy glitter to them:

I added a wee little sentiment, diecut with an Avery Elle die:

My final addition was a diecut black scallop horizontal panel, embellished with some thick baker's twine to give some warmth to all the red and black!  And since I used a background stamp, I am also entering this in the Stamp Ink Paper challenge for this week:

I know there is some something in our cute inspiration photo that will catch your fancy!  Please share your creation at the Inspired By blog....can't wait to see it!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Buffalo Check, Wishing You Well
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Black
Accessories Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Card Front Builder Die, Corner Rounder (ret), Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Avery Elle), Scallop Border Thin Cut (Close to My Heart)


I Card Everyone said...

LOve that Buffalo check, LeAnne! What a fabulous Christmas card!

maria f. said...

Everything about this card is cozy and warm. Love it all.

danni reid said...

This is perfect!!

Kampin' Karen said...

Love your card and your choice of red, black and white. It's perfect!

Heather said...

So pretty LeAnne! Love these trees and the touch of sparkle - what a great way to sneak in the negative - way cool! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Lisa Elton said...

I spotted the throw as your inspiration right away! This is beautiful LeAnne!

stampwithamyk said...

I love this!! The red and black plaid background with the trees is just perfect. Thanks for joining us a Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Linda Callahan said...

Ooooo love this! Warm and cozy for the holidays!

Tina Riddle said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! That buffalo plaid background is the perfect backdrop for this card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Background Stamp Challenge this week!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Hi LeAnne, I'm loving the check for the background here. It does remind me of a warm & fuzzy blanket. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

Joanne James said...

I just love this LeAnne! That buffalo check background is fabulous and the trees add a festive feel to that warm and cosy check. I love it!