Simple Things

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns -

Best of 2011
It’s almost Christmas! Only a few more days! Are y’all ready? I still have lots of wrapping and baking to do. Not really sure why I’m always behind, but no matter how well I think I plan, it always comes down to the wire. And there’s always that one gift that goes missing. According to the tracking, it’s been doing a winter vacay in Colorado since Dec 13. How do I get a deal like that, lol?

I made this for today’s Sketch Challenge (SC364) and yesterday’s Color Challenge (CC354) at Splitcoast. Wonderful sketch and it turns out the colors are kinda nice together. Not sure I would have ever come up w/ the combo, but it’s growing on me.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs. With these colors, I figured I would have a tough time trying to make a last minute Christmas card, so I packed that idea in pretty quickly and went w/ a spring card. I inked the clover w/ the lime ink, wiped off the little clover blooms and inked them w/ a wisteria marker. The sentiment was stamped first w/ the rose coral ink then lined up and stamped again w/ the grape ink. I used a coral marker to highlight a few of the words.

I die cut it using the out of the box Nestie technique and added a coral layer and lacy square layer out of dp.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns -
For the circular element on the left, I die cut a piece of sparkly lime dp using a Cheery Lynn die. I used the same die on a piece of wisteria colored dp but did the emboss only. I attached the lime die cut on top and trimmed around the edges. Not really sure how this came about, but I put a coral like piece of c/s under the area I cut out of the lime and attached the die cut back on top, but a little off.

I added a cuttlebug embossed strip across the bottom, w/ a little stickles and attached to a 5.50 x 4.25 card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Holidays!


Stamps: ODBD – Simple Things
Paper: white, dp (all SEI – On the Coast collection), some coral like c/s
Ink: Archival grape, Colorbox rose coral & lime chalk inks
Accessories: Spellbinders squares & lacy squares dies, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish die, Cuttlebug With Love border folder, Tombow markers, stickles

2 Responses to Simple Things

  1. A very beautiful card. Lovely colours. Yes, I have presents that straggle too. Thankfully I found the one I’ve been searching for. I was 3/4 done a scrapbook for my son and I’m in the midst of a move and major purge because of “a life change”. I kept asking the lady I’m going to be moving in with if my scrapbook was at her house and she kept saying no. My stamp room is 100% packed up. So, I opened every single box twice and finally went over to Sandy’s house and sure enough it was there. It was quite a tense moment for sure.

  2. Outstanding! Unique!