Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties December 2015 Inspiration Challenge

 Welcome Sweeties Fans! We're kicking off December with a new challenge. We're getting into the holiday spirit with this festive inspiration photo:

In addition to the rich colors, I also found some inspiration in the round sign and the wall in the background.


Before die cutting the ornaments, I stamped them with Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I did the same with the sentiment, except I used gold embossing powder. The ornaments are "hanging" from gold twine by Martha Stewart.


To create a wood texture on the white card panel, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a wood grain embossing folder. Then, I adhered the ornaments, the sentiment and some sequins onto the panel.







Sometimes I get hung up on how I want to lay out my card. When this happens, I turn to my Pinterest Board devoted to card sketches. Today's card was created using the sketch below, from Studio Calico. I simply rotated it by 180 degrees.

Now it's your turn to create something inspired by this month's color palette, but first, please hop along for further ideas and inspiration.
Angel Johns
Annette Witherspoon  ← ← ←You Are Here
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
December Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

12 comments :

artful-notions said...

Love how you used the ornament stamps and dies, Annette. Gorgeous white wood bg too!

Jill Norwood said...

Annette I love your card and the sketch you used! Great use of the inspiration too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just gorgeous! LOVING those ornaments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card
>^.^<

Debbie said...

Beautiful, Annette! Simple and elegant!!

Jeri said...

What a cute, cute card. Love the white heat embossed snowflakes on the front of each ornament. Great tip to turn to a sketch when stumped for a design/layout.

Angel Johns said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!

Michelle said...

So pretty Annette!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! Annette, this is gorgeous! It's so bright and vivid! I'm so happy to be joining the team!
Take Care!
Michele, the new Paper Sweeties teamie

Mynn Kitchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Annette! LOVE all the amazing texture you added--and the layout rocks, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the ornaments on the woodgrain background! Looks great!

Cheryl said...

Love the high contrast between the ornaments and the white embossing and background. And the little red flag is adorable! Hope you had a great Christmas! Hugs!

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