November 8, 2012

DD#27 & RS#36 and 300 th Post


I can't believe that this marks my 300th post!

Another late night post for Dynamic Duos & RetroSketches. A fun Christmas colour palette from Dynamic Duos and a fabulous sketch based on a card by one of my card making superheroes, Suzanne Dahlberg of The Card Yard.

I first embossed my card base with the snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug, I love the deep impression it makes.  I translated this weeks colours as Papertrey's Scarlet Jewel and New Leaf.  The mistletoe die cut was clear embossed and adhered with foam dots for dimension. Searched high and low for a tiny jingle bell (that I know I have) to add some interest so you will have to just image it tucked at the knot of the bow  ;)  I used my Lil' Inkers Sentiment Flag die for my sentiment, I can't get enough of it these days.






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White, New Leaf
Patterned paper: Scarlet Jewel Paper Pack
Stamps: Mistletoe & Holly (PTI) sweet Home (Neat & Tangled)
Ink:  VersaMark (Tsukineko) Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Dies: Mistletoe & Holly, Edgers #3 (PTI) Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inkers)
other: clear embossing powder, Scarlet Jewel ribbon

26 comments :

Euphoria said...

Mmmmm, levely card!

Lynn said...

I'm in love Tracey! This card is gorgeous. Love the sweet little bow and the embossed background. Great take on both challenges.

Asha said...

How elegant is that, Tracy???! Love the burst of colour at the top right corner....scrumptious, as always!

Kelly Griglione said...

So clean, yet festive. Love this, Tracey! Great idea to combine baker's twine with ribbon. When I use them it's always one or the other.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Erna Logtenberg said...

What a stunning card!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

sandie said...

stunning card-the embossing is great and the mistletoe really stands out-love it!

Lisa said...

SWOON!!! Beautiful Tracey, love the embossing and that SWEET polls dot bow!!

Cathy Weber said...

My favorite of all the cards you have made Tracey...honestly this is beautiful, love the papers and embossing folder and that twine wrapped across the top is the best. Really a great card, I loved it.

Joyce said...

Great card, and interpretation of the sketch. Your bow is sweet, and I can imagine that jingle bell, once you find it. That IP is perfect for this card.

Karen Day said...

I may have to give this sketch a try! I love how you used the holly branch for the drop down panel - glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

LeAnne said...

GORgeous!

Virginia L. said...

How beautiful are the LEAVES! I also love how you used the embossed folder with all the elements, Tracey! Awesome take on both challenges!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow!
This card is stunning. Love the embossed look of the leaves. You nailed the sketch too!

Annette said...

wow Tracy this is gorgeous...I love your take on the sketch..love the embossed leaves...so pretty..

Marybeth said...

Hi Tracy! This is gorgeous! Love the embossed holly with the SJ paper….sure makes a great Christmas color. Beautiful embossed white paper, love it!

May said...

Hi, What a Gorgeous card... I Love the design & detail.. simple Beautiful!! I came across your Wonderful blog full of beautiful creations tonight... I have joined as a follower as to visit again... Hugs May x x x

Vicki B. said...

Just gorgeous, love those holly leaves!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Dynamic Duos.

Amy White said...

Absoluteley gorgeous! Love the white embossing with the splashes of colour - the holly leaves with the ribbon look so pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week!

Kim said...

What beautiful card and those colors...spectacular. That sprig of holly leaves is so pretty and love that polka dot ribbon, a very sweet touch.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats on your 300th post Tracey! Great card to celebrate, too! Love the embossing and the cut out leaves. A gorgeous holiday card, for sure. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

laughadaisy said...

Congrats on 300 posts! ;-) What a great milestone.

I love your card. It's such a perfect interpretation for the sketch AND the colors. (You need to teach bow-tying lessons, BTW.) The background embossing is a great touch. Nice job!

Jean said...

This is beautiful ~ a great take for both challenges and surely a winner! Wow! ~ Congrats on number 300!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 300th post!!!
Beautiful card...love the embossing and the red gingham paper!

Katie said...

Congrats on your pick! This card is great, I love how much the colors POP against the white. Very striking! Nice work! :)

Karen B. said...

Amazing distribution of the typical holiday colors, love the green!