Monday, January 20, 2014

The Kraft Journal 155 - Winter Greetings

Hi!

It's Monday and that means it's time for another challenge at The Kraft Journal!  For this week's "Winter Blues" challenge, I got started on my focal image first using the emboss resist technique. I used a wreath image from Papertrey Ink, Wreath for all seasons. I used Tim Holtz distress inks to create my blue background. I stamped PTI Background Basic Hearts onto a piece of white cardstock with coordinating distress ink and punched two hearts and layered them in the center of the wreath.  I matted it onto a coordinating mat stack die from Papertrey Ink. 
To build the card, I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock onto which I pieced together patterned papers from my stash.  I cut two banners one of which is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and layered them on the right side of the card front. 

The sentiment was made from Seasonal Chit Chat Word Stickers. A length of crochet trim was added to the top of the card. Next I then moved to the bottom of the card, and took pinking shears and trimmed a piece of white cardstock to give another decorative touch. I wrapped the card front vertically with a length of White Twill Tape and tied off in a bow where I then created an additional multi-loop bow from Metallic Twist Hemp Cord embellished with a Custom Fastener
I hope you enjoyed this winter greeting and will join in the fun with the winter blues challenge at The Kraft Journal this week.  All those that participate in our challenges for the month will be entered to win a $15.00 gift certificate from The Kraft Outlet. This also may get you considered for the Feature Me Friday artist post on The Kraft Journal blog.

I am joining in at  Just B Creative - January Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Little Scrap Pieces - Friday Linky Party.

Thank you for stopping by and have a Magnificent Monday!
~Tammy~

22 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that wreath!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That looks like Tumbled Glass blue ink! Sooooo icy and wintry and elegant. Love the way you did the sentiment.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

sooo loving that lightl blue color
beautiful work

Annette Allen said...

wow totally gorgeous.. love that beautiful blue color..

Kristi Schurr said...

So stunning, Tammy!

jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous Tammy!!!!
I just LOVE the blue with the printed papers and kraft!
Such a GREAT card my friend!
Thanks for sharing and I will email you back today :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! And those lovely papers were just in your stash? I think I need to raid your paper stash sometime!! :)

Have a wonderful week!

Cathy Weber said...

Ohhh! This is so elegant and pretty...I never use that wreath and I am going to use it very soon thanks to your beautiful card...love it embossed in white and with the lace...going to get it out right now!

Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, Tammy. It doesn't say "Winter Blues" to me, it's more of a "Winter Loveliness". You are SO stinking creative, my friend.
Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for sharing.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Stella said...

Oh my Tammy this is breathtaking.I love what you did with the embossing resist technique. Yes it's definitely a focal point; wonderful! Using music sheet for a background is a fab choice. Your card made me think of ice and winter; cool blue:)
Wow!
XX

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pretty blue!! The wreath is so beautiful!! All of the layers are just fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

Pretty paper and colors, great design :-)

Maria said...

Just lovely, Tammy! So pretty in the soft blue and gorgeous wreath! Great design, too!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Tammy!! Gosh I just love the frosty blues and the sweet wispy wreath. Wonderful layers too!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Wow! Tammy this is just so BEAUTIFUL!!! Love every elements of your card :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMG the colors are YUMMY and I Love the hearts in the wreath with the music and lace! Great card!

Brenda in IN said...

Great gift idea. I love the sweet little deer and the look on his face. Perfect circle stamp for any occasion.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is just so soft & gorgeous! Love those layered banners & the fab wreath!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, I love all those frosty winter blues! And how pretty the blue looks with the crisp white and touch of kraft. This is fabulous!

Lynn said...

This card is just gorgeous! I adore that white twig wreath, so soft and pretty. The contrast with the pretty aqua is stunning!

Barbara Murphy said...

stunning! such a beautiful, soft design!

Greta said...

Wowzer--this is stunning, Tammy!