Thursday, September 23, 2010

Peace

Where have I been?...Lets see, we continue with our housing saga, but packing has resumed (only thinking positive now), we got through the first week of school and sports, AND the first bout of germs with both kids catching colds and then a stomach bug... so yes, I decided to climb through the boxes to my rather messy stamping oasis and have some me time :) One day I will look back at all this and have a good laugh - heck I'm laughing now (when I'm not wanting to burst into tears LOL) Keeping me on my toes and teaching me lots of patience! Life is good! ;) And so is taking the time to stamp with the PPA!! Todays challenge is a sketch challenge. I've been itching to ink up this set, and peace was all I could think about when I 'got away'.

* Inked up the Lev 2 Hostess set, Peaceful Season, from the Holiday Mini, in Cherry Cobbler and stamped onto Very Vanilla. Rounded the edges using a 1" Circle Punch. Isn't Cherry Cobbler such a rich an elegant color for the holidays? I'm lovin' it!

* Ruffled up my Very Vanilla Satin ribbon. How? Quite simple really - fray the edge of your ribbon and find a thread fiber that goes the length of the ribbon (not the 'fray') and gently pull and tug fiber which will kreate your ruffle. Ok, easier to do than explain. Give it a try, you'll get it!!

* Embellished with one of the fun NEW Big Designer Buttons, from the Holiday Mini, in Cherry Cobbler and tied with a piece of Linen Thread.

* Take it to the Big Shot!! Emboss your background for a very quick and elegant look! Zipped through Very Vanilla cardbase and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder - so pretty!

* Me and my Daubers, love them - always a must it seems on any card! Applied Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the embossed petals. Tip: shake up paint, paint will be stuck in the cap, guess what?, perfect fit for your dauber! Easy to ink up, less messy!

* Next, inked up the Dauber with Champagne Mist and applied to my dove image. Stamped onto Very Vanilla and snipped out with Paper Snips - these are so great for small and precise cutting!

* Placed focal image on dimensionals on cardbase and gave the dove some extra dimension as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a little dose of me! Hope you enjoyed my card for todays challenge. It definitely brought some peace to my day. I'd love to know what ya think, so please leave me a comment and let me know, K? Ahhhh, felt good to be back, but now back to more packing.

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Happy Kreating

14 comments:

Martha said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I will have to try the ribbon trick. I love how you did it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Kim, your card is so beautiful. I love the Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. The details are amazing. Hugs,

Adair said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! Now I really, really want Cherry Cobbler! Great work!

Pam~ said...

Awww, I see why this card gave you peace, it's gorgeous and so soft looking! Fabo Christmas card Kim! Have a great day!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful ribbon treatment...beautiful card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is so pretty.

I love the big button embellishment and the Cobbler against the Vanilla. Beautiful. Glad you found time to create. :)

Linda Callahan said...

If you can create this masterpiece under such stressful conditions I can hardly wait to see what will happen when you are all settled in! That Cherry Cobbler is beautiful against the vanilla - so elegant!

Mary Fish said...

Stunning work . . . many of us work better under pressure! Love the ribbon technique. I tried it and failed miserably. Seeing your card makes me want to "get back on the horse." Hugs, M

Regina Mangum said...

This is GORGEOUS, Kim! I love every little detail and your ribbon is beautiful. XOXO

Patti MacLeith said...

Love all of your tips! Cannot picture, however, how you round corners with a circle punch? Please explain! The ribbon pull is a great tip!

lisa808 said...

Stunning Christmas card.

Stampin' Diva said...

Gorgeous ribbon detail!! I never thought I could ruffle that kind too. Thanks for playing with us @ PPA!!!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card kim-love the ribbon treatment and the beautiful cherry button-glad you found some peaceful time-I did enjoy the little does of you

Cards by Gina said...

As always, your card is absolutely gorgeous, Kim! Sorry to hear about your moving saga, but glad to see that you can keep your spirits up!