Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Merry Christmas Sketch

Last night I made dinner to celebrate Moe's birthday (from last week).  Evan as able to join us but, unfortunately, Nikki had school.  We missed you Nikki!!  We had a great time and ate way too much!  After dinner we watched the Canucks win against the Calgary Flames.  It was awesome to see the Canucks back to their usual form of last year!

I made Coconut Cake for dessert as Moe loves coconut, but I also had some Mascarpone cheese left from my last high tea, so I did a little experimenting and came up with a delicious Raspberry Mousse ... using my Devon Cream recipe along with homemade Raspberry Jelly.  So delicious! ...and decadent!  I served a little on the side with the Coconut Cake.  I had some leftover, so made orange scones for breakfast this morning.  Hubby and I enjoyed them topped with Raspberry Jelly and Raspberry Mousse - what a tough life!! :)

On to the card for today ...

It's Sketch Challenge at SCS (SC357).  This is a CAS sketch and originally I was going to follow it to the "T", but decided to add a couple of extra layers for more punch of red.  Hope you like.

SCS Sketch Challenge 357:

"Merry Christmas"

Stamps:  Season of Joy (SU!); Merry Christmas (unknown)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, mini jingle bell, white embossing powder, heat tool, Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder, Big Shot, sticky strips, adhesives, glue dots, and dimensionals

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I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Snowflakes embossing folder.  I cut it to size and mounted it on a card base of Cherry Cobber cardstock.

I stamped Merry Christmas onto the Old Olive DP in VersaMark and heat embossed in white.  I mounted it onto a frame of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

I tied four strands of Baker's twine around a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and tied a bow.  I used a glue dot to hold the bow in place.

I stamped the tree in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out.  I mounted it on top of the piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then cut out around the tree, leaving a thin border of Cherry Cobbler showing.

I mounted the "Merry Christmas" panel on top of the snowflake embossed background, using sticky strips to hold it down (you need to use strong adhesive any time you are attaching to an embossed image).  I mounted the narrow Cherry Cobbler strip (with the bow) on top of the panel, near the bottom.  I mounted the tree on top, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.  I used a rolled up glue dot to secure the mini jingle bell at the top of the tree.

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