Tuesday, September 30, 2014

exploration STAMPlorations sentiment builders: christmas (CTS, LIM, SSS)

Back with another installment of Exploration STAMPlorations and it's about Christmas again. And about words.

Tangent: Peroneus brevis. Two words. One more word. Ouch. Don't know how those cows grazing in the Alps do it, but after one day manually harvesting grapes on Nierstein's Red Slope my peroneus brevis are beseeching me to not go out and do it again today. But alas off I go...

So back to Christmas words. There are 29 of 'em in this set, 3 big sketched ones and 26 little ones. How's that for flexibility (unlike my ankle muscles)?

Sentiment Builders: Christmas

This is what I did with five of 'em.

Decided to concentrate the "wishing you" above and the "a merry" below the main "Christmas" sentiment. Stamped them in green then trimmed the panel into four strips. Inked all strip edges. Heat embossed the main sentiment red and adhered it with dimensional adhesive. A strip of washi and rounded corners finished the card off.

I was once again inspired by wonderful card challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Less is More - Mostly Words
CASE this Sketch #94

Thanks for coming by. You can check out all the stamps in the September release here. Leave a comment on my posts this week and you may be the lucky winner of one of the stamp sets I used. On Monday, October 6 I will randomly select a winner from all comments posted on my Exploration STAMPlorations posts.

Supplies :
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: STAMPlorations
Ink :  Lettuce Adirondack, Versamark
Other: red embossing powder Ranger, washi


Sid said...

Loving your Christmas card Maria. I have also become your latest follower !

Hussena said...

Love your card ..Such a fabulous take on the Case sketch !!

Happy Dance said...

Maria, this is just brilliant, gorgeous and fun! Great colors, and a super take on the sketch. Love this little card! Bev

Unknown said...

Lovely and modern design, love it, Maria! xx

cm said...

Brilliant take on the sketch, and clever use of the STAMPlorations set! Awesome! Hope your eroneus brevis is/are feeling better today! Nothing like standing on 'slopes' for hours at a time to inspire those tendons/muscles to make their presence known! Harvesting grapes, for wine (I presume), though...well worth it, methinks *grin*

Lindsey said...

I totally love this! The way you cut the background text to represent the stripes is just brilliant.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever design, well done!

Warm hugs

Unknown said...

Just love this card, such a clever idea. Karen x

Virginia L. said...

GREAT take on the sentiment stamp with the sketch, Maria! I love the festive Christmas colors you chose for this design. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun fun, I especially like the washi at the bottom. Why don't you organize a wine card hoo?

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That was suppose to say hop

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a fantastic idea!! Amazing how the eye can see parts of the words and yet know exactly what the sentiment is. Very clever and love the little strip of washi at the bottom too. Good luck with your harvesting and hope the weather is being kind.

Marianne said...

beautiful Christmas card

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Superb idea and great use of the CASE this Sketch sketch too - isn't it satisfying when you can combine challenges.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This is a terrific design, the sentiment works so well chopped up like that!
I must try it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Maria what a super card, our word challenge has teamed very well with the sketch you used!
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

shirley-bee said...

What a noble sacrifice in the pursuit of good wine ;) Love how you've used the text.

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet Christmas card!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Such a clever take on the sketch! I love how the sentiments are "readable", too!
Thanks for linking this up at CASE this Sketch!

Anita in France said...

Cool. One word. Fun. Another one. Unike harvesting by hand (or ankle!). Anita :)

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