Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas Blog Sentiment as a Focal Point

Good Morning Ladies,
I was good to get rain yesterday! This morning it looks like it rained while I was sleeping. That is so good. The earth around here needs a good soaking. It felt so good to have rain I was not dodging drops but strolling through the rain. I never thought rain would make me so happy.
I am trying out a new challenge blog today. It is a christmas blog. You can visit it here....
Every challenge is a Christmas challenge. What a great way to get Christmas cards ready year round. This weeks challenge is Christmas Blog Sentiment as a Focal Point
Here is what I created....
 To create this card I started with a Merry Christmas sentiment from Viva Las Vegas stamps. I stamped this on blue mirror card in versa mark. I then used silver embossing powder and my heat gun to emboss it. Mirror card embosses well. The sentiment was cut using a spellbinders die set as well as the layer underneath. The snowflake is dsp and the dark blue under my focal point is a textured type of paper/fabric. Very rich looking. Three polar bear images from third coast designs were added to the top of the sentiment panel. To further embellish this card I added holly flourish die cuts that were cut from a Cheery Lynn die. A pearl sprig and rolled flower top this card off.
Here is a close-up of my sentiment and bears.
This was a fun challenge!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swanddog


Barbara said...

Oh, those polar bears look relaxed! Great card!

melody2542 said...

Very nice card. Makes me want the snow even more.

Linda said...

I love those polar bears hanging over the edge of your sentiment they are brilliant. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

CG said...

Wow, this is stunning! Just love all of it. I "pinned" it on Pinterest! Best, CG

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful sentiment and gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland.

Hugs Kate x
PS I have some candy if you are interested :)