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Dec 17, 2009

absc007 - Greetings of the Season

Hello and welcome to the Contest addition of Annabelle Sketches.  This weeks sketch is an easy sketch to follow and yet you can do so much with it.  You will note with my card that I did add a little extra element to the focal piece (creative license) but I think it works.

For this card I used the (Holly Branch) stamp set.  Let me tell you when I first saw this set I wondered what was I going to do with it since it had so many stamps of just Holly and Berries and some sentiments.  Would you believe it's been one of my favorite sets to use this Christmas!
I started out by picking out the paper that I wanted to use.  It's a piece of Basic Grey-Figgy Pudding (Pepperberry) which I believe was last years collection.  Next  I stamped the sentiment which I masked off so that I could put one word under the other as this stamped is all one long stamp.  I used Bravo Burgundy Ink which matched the berries in the designer paper perfectly.  Then I added the small holly stamp to the four corners and colored them with Prisma Colored Pencils.
 I wanted a larger Holly piece as well so that's when the idea to use a circle punch element on the focal piece came to me.  For my "bling" element I chose some Silver Sprinkles (aren't they festive looking).

Other items used: Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Cool Caribbean, Kiwi Kiss, Shimmery White and DP by Basic Grey.
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Memento Tuxedo Black and Prisma Colored Pencils.
Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
Old Olive Twill Ribbon
Silver Sprikles and Foam Mounting Tape

Don't forget to stop by the Annabelle Blog and check out the other DT members cards.  Don't forget to leave some comment lovin (we do appreciate it) and try this sketch out yourself.  Remember there is a PRIZE up for grabs!


  1. love the alternative Christmas colours on this card.

  2. I love this! The colours are soft and funky at the same time. What a great card!!

  3. Beautiful card, Ida! I love the circle you added! Love the bling you added too!

  4. This is beautiful Ida! And yes your added 'focal point' definitely works!

  5. I love your card! And that BG paper is PERFECT for those stamps!!! How neat!!!

  6. Love this...I so miss that paper in my stash!