Saturday, December 14, 2013

Five Golden Rings

We're expecting a snowstorm here in MA tonight and tomorrow - mixed reports of how much and whether it will change to rain in the morning -  but we're bracing for 4"-8" which isn't too much but enough to shovel and snow blow for sure!

So - before I get involved with the removal of snow - I made a card for a couple of challenges.  I know I will be needing some Thank You cards for after Christmas.
I made it one layer for this week's Less is More challenge -  and the theme was to be inspired somehow by the Twelve Days of Christmas -   so I gold embossed a row of 'rings' across my card for the 'five golden rings'.

All of my stamps are from Waltzingmouse -  Pic-Nic Patterns, Vintage Christmas Backgrounder, and Say It Loud.  I masked the edges to leave a white border and then stamped the background in tan ink.  Then I stamped the rings with Versamark and gold embossed them.  And finally - I just stamped the sentiment in black on the card.

My colors were chosen based on the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast today -  where I found this phone case from Michael Kors web store.
Kent and I are off to a Holiday Pops Concert at the Melrose Symphony tonight - in the lovely snowfall!  Sure to get us in the Christmas Spirit!  Here's the view outside my dining room window tonight as the storm is just beginning.

I hope you can stop by tomorrow to see my very first posting on Team Talk - the Waltzingmouse Inspiration blog!

Stamps: Pic-Nic Patterns, Say It Loud, Vintage Christmas Background - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Memento Toffee Crunch, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, heat gun, Eclipse tape (for masking)


Connie said...

You have done this challenge up wonderfully!! LOVE your rings!

Annette Allen said...

yay for snowfall... your card is gorgeous...

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Perfect take on the inspiration photo! brrr that looks chilly outside! Hope you have a great time at the concert!

~amy~ said...

The embossing is perfect! Hope you guys aren't buried in snow this morning!

Anonymous said...

A lovely thank you card - love the font of the sentiment. Gill x

Kelly Griglione said...

The rings on top of your background really take it up a notch! Such a great idea : )

I love holiday concerts, they're so magical. Hope you enjoyed yours!

Chrissie said...

Great interpretation Julia!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jen said...

Just Fab.. Love your interpretation

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"