Thursday, November 3, 2011

Not ETM ~

I don’t know about you, but one crafter I watch consistently, besides all of my buddies (of course!), is Debbie Olson.  She has been doing a series of cards that are ETM – Easy to Mail.  This card is not one of those!  lol
I just had to bop in here quickly tonight to share a card that has been bouncing around my brain since last Saturday.  I’ve been coveting this Waltzingmouse Stamps set since it’s release last year.  I just haven’t wanted to pay the shipping *across the pond*!  I finally decided to bite the bullet and order…I found out I had plenty of likes…enough for free shipping!  Gotta love that!  wms skThis is the Festive Foliage set.  Funny thing about me is that I’m very much Rock ‘n’ Roll, but my Christmas decorating style, and card style, is very much Country (or rustic).  lol  I don’t know what you’d call it really…maybe botanical?  All I know is that I love rustic cream cardstock, a rich cranberry red, a deep evergreen and a bold brown for all my holiday cards.  Oh, and if I can add some rusted jingle bells into the mix, I’m super happy!
wms skdAnyhooooo, I used the current Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, #71.  It’s stamped in Ranger Distress Pine Needles (how apropos!) and Walnut Stain and sponged with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.  I'm also editing this to add it to the ABC DT Challenge - Christmas Cards!  I've been making lots of those lately, so you'll probably be seeing this challenge linked a few more times. ;o)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back in the morning with one of the last challenges of Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long!  ;o) lyss

10 comments:

Pauline said...

This is absolutely beautiful, so festive! Love the layout and the wonderful ribbon.

Carla said...

wow, what a nice card. love the color of the ribbon. love from Holland

anya said...

So glad you took the plunge and ordered some WMS stamps, Alyssa! This card is just beautiful - elegant and classic! Thanks for joining us for the WMS Sketch Challenge this week!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is gorgeous, Alyssa and I'm so happy you're playing along with us!! Well done!

Julia Aston said...

Love the pine stampings and wonderful ribbon! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous stamping! I love the beautiful branches you stamped, and that striped ribbon sets your background off perfectly!

Cathy Weber said...

Just had to let you know how much I loved your card. That great big peppermint-like bow was such a good choice with the foliage set. You stamped that patterned paper perfectly too. Great job.

Julie E said...

This is gorgeous! Love the color combo and basically everything about your card :>)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Girl, this is stunning! So vivid!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely Christmas card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!