Saturday, December 1, 2012

Country Christmas ~ DD31

Today marks the 4th week I have been a designer over at Dynamic Duos.   Wow, time really flies!  It seems like I was just chosen the other day.  This weeks challenge is to use Real Red and Certainly Celery.  My sketch inspiration this week comes from Freshly Made Sketches #63.
 Certainly Celery used to be my very favorite green to play with in my cards, but since Pear Pizzaz arrived on the scene, it has taken over first place.  It was fun to dig out the older color and use it again!  I wanted to play around with the bleaching technique, so I embossed the holly in white on Crumb Cake CS, bleached out the image and used my blender pen to put the Certainly Celery and Real Red onto the leaves and holly berries.  What a fun technique.  The addition of Crumb Cake, along with the corduroy button, gingham DP, and the linen thread, gives the whole thing a country chistmas kind of feel. 
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 Here's a list of supplies.....
Stamps: Watercolor Winter, Peace On Earth (CTMH)
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, White, Certainly Celery, Polka Dot Parade & Pawsitively Prints II DP
Ink: Craft White, Certainly Celery, Real Red
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 3 die, Corduroy button, White EP, Big Dots EF, Linen Thread, Wide Celery Stipped Grosgrain ribbon
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!


  1. Country Christmas is right! I never think to stamp white on it. Your mix of patterns, and that sweet button and twine bow make for a perfect card.

  2. I love this card, Jenny. The polka dots are fantastic behind that lovely image - I love the way you colored it. The ribbon, gingham, button, and twine are all perfect little touches. Fantastic job. ;-)

  3. Love your card! The twine accent is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Oh my gosh! This is such a gorgeous card! I love how you trimmed it out with the ribbons and button. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Beautiful Jenny! So many pretty elements! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Definitely has a country feel, love it and the corduroy button is the perfect addition!!

  7. Lovely Christmas card! Love the gingham, button and twine - great country combo!