Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bells & Boughs with Top Note & Texture

Me again!  I actually finished this card VERY late on Thursday.  I wasn't up for posting at 2:30 AM so off to bed I went.  Friday was filled with another day shopping.  I was so tired (probably from lack of sleep the night before) that a movie and bed was all I could muster last night.  Kind of pathetic.  This is the year I had all my stamps and supplies early and I still managed to not get my cards done!  This is what I came up with during my late night session.

I thought I liked it.  I took the picture.  I'm thinking, "Boy, that bow just doesn't look right."

So, after the picture, I changed it!  Now I'm now sure which one looks best!

As luck would have it, I completed another challenge!

Our Creative Challenge - Dry Embossing with Ink.

Have a great day!


  1. Wish I could come up with something like this when I was that tired. Lovely card with the embossed BG. I am going to get that EF in February and can't wait!! Love the colours you used and the woodgrain is lovely on it. Great cards - like the both :)

  2. Shelley - this is FABULOUS! I just love the effect of the embossing folder on that top note!

    Sadly I havent sent out any christmas cards this year. I just didn't have the time and I had to just let some things slide this year!

    I wish you and your family a fabulous christmas filled with lots of love and joy (and good food! lol) and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations in 2011!

    Luv Karen

  3. Great choice of colors, Shelley! Love the label die and EF you used. For the record, I like both versions of the bow but I think I'd lean slightly more towards the first version. Hope you can catch up on some sleep!

  4. stunning Shelley, have certainly haven't lost your flair for fabulous!! I love both of the cards but I think the bow is slightly in front for me!!I love the colours, the woodgrain, way you have used the die- just perfect!! :)

  5. What a treat for the eyes! I love the vintage appeal, the color palette is wonderful and that ribbon is truly gorgeous! Terrific work on the dry embossing color challenge. So glad you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner!

  6. Wow, Shelley! Both of these are fabulous! I love the texture with the woodgrain!