Wednesday, November 18, 2020

TCC144 Homespun Greetings

Happy Wednesday, stampers!  Thanks for coming for a visit! It's time for a new Card Concept challenge, and Julie has chosen a prompt that I just love!  Check this one out:


I have white rockers on my porch but they are in pretty sad shape, and we usually put them away for the winter....but I sure like how they gussied these up!  SO....I was inspired by that awesome Buffalo check pillow and the greenery against the white, so here's what I came up with for my Clean and Layered card:

My SU Buffalo Check background stamp worked like a charm; I stamped it with Memento Black ink on Real Red cardstock, using my actually looks like flannel to me!  My sentiment is from Tim Holtz, stamped in Shaded Spruce, diecut with an oval die and matted with a Shaded Spruce scallop:

I went back and forth trying to decide if I should leave the bells plain or colored, and in the end, I stamped a second set, colored them with Blends and fussy-cut them so they could be popped up.  I added some Silver Metallic pearls for the clappers!  And I remembered some dark green glimmer paper from the Holiday catalog a couple years back, so I used a Tim Holtz greenery die to cut some sparkly foliage!

And just a hint when you're die-cutting glimmer paper...first peel off the paper backing that gives the glimmer paper that is much easier to diecut!  You can even add some adhesive sheet to it (although I didn't here) and it still cuts through nicely.  The inside sentiment is a retro-style one from Flonzcraft:

 And the sketch that I used comes from Sunday Stamps:

We hope you'll play along with our beautiful challenge....just check out the different styles or "concepts" at the Card Concept blog and share which style you're featuring!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."  Romans 1:20

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Buffalo Check, Holiday Greetings (Tim Holtz), Vintage Christmas Sentiments (Flonzcraft)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Green Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies (Nestabilities), Holiday Greens Dies (Tim Holtz), Real Red Blends


Linda Callahan said...

Oh I love Buffalo plaid.....this is beautiful!

Heather said...

Love this, LeAnne! The plaid, the glimmer - what a great detail on those bells, too! You thought of everything! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Kampin' Karen said...

I LOVE this card because it reminds me of the blankets our NC rental house has. Chester loves them too. It truly is a beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

You found the perfect stamp for that layout. Beautiful card. And thanks for the tip about the glitter paper.

I Card Everyone said...

'Tis the season for all the Buffalo Check I can lay my eyes on, LeAnne!! Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful!
You might want to get those rockers back out, my friend!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Ooo this is gorgeous LeAnne! Love that buffalo check and I think red bells were a great idea and the sparkly foliage! Fab layout too. I am definitely playing along over at CC this time - love that inspiration picture!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the red bells, LeAnne, and that red and black plaid that does look like flannel! A beautiful Christmas card!

Tracy Grauer said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

lisa808 said...

Love the black/red buffalo check. Yes, it does look like flannel. Super card.

Kim S said...

Such a wonderful classic card!! I love the hint of glitter and the little silver pearls!

Stef Perry said...

Wow, your card is stunning, LeAnne! Adding the colored bells with the silver flapper was the perfect touch, and I love the bit of glitter with the die cut branches! So glad you chose to join us at Sunday Stamps, it's always a treat!

Annette Elliott said...

Your card is bright, cheery and feels like a warm cozy Christmas, LeAnne! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful card. The black check on red does look like flannel and I love your sentiment with the red bells. TFS