Monday, November 29, 2010

In Gladness Abound

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast this week - my good stamping friend Anne Harada was hosting this week and what a wonderful homespun site she had to inspire us - The Country Porch. I didn't have to go any further then the home page - where this Pine Cone Kitchen set caught my eye.
I stamped my own plaid background using the thick plaid stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns and then the pretty pine bough from Festive Foliage right over the plaid.
I stamped the sentiment from Compliments of the Season and cut it with a deckled edge rectangle nestie. Then I just added a little gingham ribbon knot, some dazzling diamonds over the pine bough and distressed the edges.
In case you cannot read the lovely sentiment - it says "May Christmas at your house in gladness abound and may Health and Good Cheer live there all the year round."

All my stamps are from Waltzingmouse
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - PicNic Patterns, Festive Foliage, Compliments of the season
Paper: Naturals Ivory - SU, Pine feather, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink: Memento - tuxedo black, sweet plum, rhubarb stalk, cottage ivy, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: dazzling diamonds - SU,gingham ribbon - JoAnn's, Mega deckled edge Rectangle Nestabilities,. quickie glue pen, distresser - Ranger, glue dots

23 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza, how perfect is this for this inspiration....it is inspiring me to go look at that plaid stamp!! FUN!!!

Bev Gerard said...

Julia, your creation so perfectly "matches" the inspiration piece! High Fives for sure!

Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed indeed!

~Bev

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Gorgeous take on the inspiration!! LOVE that plaid design!!HUGS

Sharli said...

OMG! I can't wait to get home from work today so I can try this!! I have these stamps - and your card is just AMAZING!

Thanks Julia!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Card! I LOVE your plaid and your colors are perfect!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow, do I love that plaid! What a fun card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Julia, you were right on target with capturing the essence of the inspiration piece! LOVE that plaid!

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful julia-your plaid bg looks like fabric-this is such a great inspired card

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful julia-your plaid bg looks like fabric-this is such a great inspired card

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Julia! That custom stamped BG looks AMAZING!

Betty Wright said...

Get Out! Julia, you totally nailed the inspiration piece! Looks like I need to add the plaid background set to my ever growing WMS wishlist! Beautifully done!

velta said...

Hi Julia ~ Sry I haven't been by in so long...family and work....you really complimented this inspiration....lovely card and the last 4 or 5 posts are just beautiful...as always...I hope you had a great Thanksgiving...or Holiday....if you celebrate this. Take care :)

cbuswell said...

Perfect match on the plaid!! Wonderful card!

jdmommy said...

I am flabbergasted by ALL your creations, GF!! And so very happy to see you stamping through your recuperation time!! You are just amazing! I send wishes for your continued recovery, and thanks for your friendship! Hugs, GF!!

Monique said...

Julia this is a total match!! Love the plaid stamp..you did an amazing job on this one GF!!! Great work!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Julia. I {heart} that pine image! :o)

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...you stamped you own plaid...how cool!!!! It's a perfect match to the inspiration set and absolutely gorgeous at that!!!!

anya said...

I. Love. This.

Gorgeous and perfect!

Bev J. said...

So pretty and you couldn't get a more perfect match of the inspiration piece!!

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous, Julia! I haven't had the chance to ink up my Festive Foliage yet - you have me itching to. Love the little touches...the distressing and the little bit of gingham.

Debgem said...

Wow!!! This is just beautiful - and the background you created really goes with your inspiration piece. Lovely!

Millie said...

beautiful and nice for the holidays

Peggy said...

Perfect inspiration card Julia! Gorgeous!