Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inspired by Scandinavia

Hello dear stampers! My card today was made for two challenges. The color challenge over on Split Coast this week was to use red, white & black and the dessert option was to use hearts.

My design was inspired by the Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo this week entitled 'Scandinavian Christmas'.
I punched and embossed a silver heart, stamped the 'stitched' heart and die cut the bird. I dry embossed the deckled edge rectangle nestie to frame it all up and tied the wrinkled seam tape and gingham ribbon around the card.

Inside I stamped "Nothing warms the heart like an old friend". This sentiment and stitched heart are from Sewing Box Hugs by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by today - gotta run and wrap some presents!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI, Silver - Canford Card, DP - October Afternoon/Thrift Shop/One of a kind
Ink: Ranger Distress - Barn Door, Antique Linen
Accessories: Brad - Basic Grey, glue dots, bird - Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die, Mega deckled edge & heart - Nestabilities, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy shop, gingham ribbon - SU, vintage button & twine - PTI, heart punch - EK success, snow flake punch - Martha Stewart

20 comments:

Debgem said...

What a lovely card. I do love the clean look that red and white gives. Such a sweet bird - it's great!

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lynn said...

julia, this is just a lovely take on the inspiration pic! love the different layers and elements, and claire's stamp is perfect:) have a happy holiday!

ps -love your packaging for your scones below, too!

Dee in N.H. said...

That's really pretty! I especially like that silver heart. Genius finishing touch.

PapierGirl said...

Just lovely and perfect for this weeks challenge - thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Sharli said...

My DD is 1/2 Danish - so red and white traditions have been very much a part of our Christmases past. BEAUTIFUL work Julia! I love it!

Hugs!!

Pauline said...

Love the Scandinavian colours, a fab layout and love the ribbons. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a Happy New Year. xx

Nicole said...

Great card! Those hearts are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

PetraB said...

This is such a lovely card, love the heart.

Sherry Wright said...

Love this, just perfect!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

Betty Wright said...

Just beautiful, Julia! Love the patterned birdie! Too fun and fabulous! Lovely card!

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Peggy said...

Lovely card Julia! Love the mix of textures and prints!

cbuswell said...

I LOVE the elements you used in your card, just perfect Julia!! thanks for playing along with the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Debbie said...

This is awesome, Julia!! What a perfect match your card is to the inspo pic! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Julia, this is so beautiful, and I see you took top place at TSTR for this! Congrats!

PapierGirl said...

Congratulations - well deserved! Hope you can join us again this week! Cathy xx :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job transitioning the photo to a card, the embellishments are spot on, well done!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your win at TSTR! It was well deserved!