You might notice that I didn't get the sketch quite right. When I see our sketches in advance, they bounce in my mind for awhile until I get a chance to make a card. I remembered that there was a big banner. I did not remember the sentiment strip across the top. By the time I was making the card, I had decided to use the sentiment die - it just made sense on the big banner. To honor the sketch, I added a patterned strip and I hope Judy forgives me. Of course, I loved her sketch so much with this sentiment, I just kept going!
The wintery card at the beginning of this was post uses a patterned paper which is unusual for me. It's also unusual that I use an outdoor type pattern with a Christian sentiment. But I thought they were both just lovely so I wanted them to be together.
I started with the idea of the elegant card. Deep, rich colors and gold seemed very fitting for the sentiment.
I do love how this turned out, but I wasn't convinced it was my card for the challenge. So then I decided to go with stars and a classic pattern.
I like this one too. The words are actually in a pearlescent ivory and I like the rustic stars around the edge. But I'm not a fan of ivories - even in this classic card. I LOVE fresh white and that's how I came up with the card I showed you at the beginning!!
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches (and you do not have to make three cards!)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Wise Men Still Seek Him
Paper: Plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid, stars are an old Simple Stories pad - Claus & Co, the winter pattern is also an old Simple Stories - Winter Wonderland