Wednesday, December 1, 2021

TCC165 Tis the Season for Peace

Hi there, stamping friends!  Happy December!!  It's time for a brand-new Card Concept challenge, where we create a card with a certain concept! (If you need help on what the concepts are, check out the CC blog!)  Here's the inspiration photo that Julie has for us this week:

Gosh, what a beautiful mantle!  So much to inspire us, too! For my clean and layered card, I took inspiration from the greenery, the plaids, and the candles (although mine is red!):

Several years ago, I bought a W+9 set from a fellow stamper and I don't think I've used it but a couple of times, and I know I never used the candle image!  So I set about to remedy that, stamping it in Real Red, then adding different greenery and pine cones from the same set.  I mounted everything on a whitewashed woodgrain panel of DSP, added a sentiment from another of my plethora of Christmas sets, then added a plaid diecut ribbon:

I didn't have any tiny bell dies, so I added some silver metallic pearls, and mounted everything on a panel of the same red plaid!  I just love the traditional seasonal colors together!  I am also entering it at Inkspirational, which is looking for plaid!

I hope you'll come play along with us and show us how this gorgeous photo inspires you!  It may be just what you need to finish up those last-minute Christmas cards!  Check out what all the designers created and see what their "concepts" are at The Card Concept blog!  Thanks for popping in today!

Remember the baby shower that Dana planned a couple of months ago?  Here's the guest of honor!!  Her name is Isla (pronounced "Eye-lah") and she is so tiny!!!  But what a cutie!  Cassidy was thrilled!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry & Bright (W+9), Vintage Christmas Sayings (unknown)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Warmth & Cheer DSP (ret), Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Scalloped Contour Dies, Pierced Blooms Die (bow), Merry & Bright Dies (W+9), Blending Brush


Kampin' Karen said...

Oh, my, she looks like a little doll! Cassidy will make a good babysitter when the time rolls around.

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, you're so right - that IS a beautifully decorated mantle! I love that you were drawn to the plaid of the ribbon, and think your greenery, and candle is just as beautiful!
I'm going hunting - I hope I have this Wplus9 set!
Cassidy is going to be a wonderful baby-sitter - she's already a pro snuggler! what a darling little baby girl!

Bonnie said...

You have decorated a beautiful mantle here, LeAnne! Love how that plaid background shows off the candle and greenery! My what a tiny little one! Cassidy looks right at home with her. She's going to be a good babysitter!

Lisa Elton said...

I'm so glad you used the candle and surrounded it with those lovely greens! The glow is wonderful too. Pretty card, LeAnne! Isla is itty bitty and so pretty! Cassidy looks like she's in heaven holding that wee one!

Linda Callahan said...

This is the quintessential holiday card - gorgeous! And oh that Cassidy holding the baby is priceless!