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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Festive Friday Two-for-One... on Wednesday

A week or so ago, my friend Jen created a card to enter into a Festive Friday challenge. This was a new-to-me challenge, and when I saw the inspiration photo, I was amazed... it was as though the photo had been inspired by a stamp set I have! :D But then of course I missed the deadline. Here it is anyway, along with the original photo: 



The wreath on the sled, instead of above, but still. Eventually I'm going to make a second card, since the set has the skates, too!
This week I was determined to play in plenty of time. Here's the current photo:


From this, I was inspired by the predominantly red and white colours, the long lines of the chair backs, and the ribbon, greenery and silver bells adorning them. This is what resulted:


All the die cuts were already in my bin of cut but not yet used stuff -- the little holly leaves are the leftovers from a border punch I have, and yes, I saved them. 
Since I'm early rather than late this time, there's still another week to play if you are interested! 

Supplies: (warm winter wishes) Stampin' Up ruby red cardstock, Strathmore multimedia paper, (?) patterned woodgrain paper, Stampin' Up Winter Memories stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, distress markers, Lil' Inkers stitched sentiment flag die; (Christmas joy) Neenah solar white linen, Stampin' Up real red & Recollections green foil cardstock, silver pearl paper, Gourmet Rubber Stamps Love and Joy Labels stamp, Stampin' Up real red ink, Lil' Inker Designs jingle joy dies, EK Success holly border punch, red Divine Twine, pop-dot tape

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8 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So glad you found us - these are both beautiful! I'm glad you played along even though it was after the deadline - you're right about that stamp being just perfect! I love the silver on your Joy card - the perfect 'festive' touch! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! Hope to see you again!

Heather G said...

Love both cards. You are really making me feel guilty...I need to get back to making cards. These are 2 very beautiful Christmas cards.

Jessi Fogan said...

That is crazy, how perfectly that stamp went with the photo! Gorgeously coloured too - such perfect shading! And the second card is simply fun - and so you! Red & sparkly!

Julie Steed said...

I love your cards!

Linda said...

Both cards are so perfect for the challenges. Awesome.

cards said...

They are both beautiful, Lindsey. The colour scheme is lovely, I will pair up grey and red on a project soon.
Heather T

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow two great cards tha fit the challenge perfectly! x

Geri said...

Both are just beautiful, Lindsey!!! So happy you joined us at Festive Friday! Do come back!!!