Saturday, 19 December 2015

Nordic Red and White

What's better then a cozy, warm sweater on a cold winter day?
We got snow last night!
Meet today's card.  The pattern reminds me of a sweater.  The stamp is from Simon Says and I just love seeing it done in red and white....so classic looking.
 Today, I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and a Pinterest board of vintage buttons.
Here are the buttons that inspired me:



I began by stamping the middle panel with Versamark and heat embossed it with white.  I masked that area off and rubbed on Fired Brick Distress ink.  I removed the masked and stamped the panel 2 more times using the same Fired Brick DI.  I then scored the top and bottom to define and add  interest to the stamped area then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches across the top.
I die-cut the snowflake from Spellbinders and added it to my card front with a red pearl.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Less is More- HOMESPUN

Simon Says- DIE CRAZY

Shopping Our Stash- LET IT SNOW

Christmas Cards All Year Long- CAS

 As You Like It- FAV CHRISTMAS COLOURS 
(the red reminds me of my Dad as he was Santa)


Hope you are staying cozy and warm.

Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches, SSS/ Distress ink/ Memento bl ink/ Spellbinder die/ pearl/ MISTI/ wh Embossing powder/ heat tool/ ScorPal

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful CAS design! This design really does make you think of a warm sweater, a cup of hot cocoa, and a blazing fire! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Shopping Our Stash.
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  2. FAB CAS make, simply perfect for the challenge over at LIM

    Kathyk

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  3. I've always loved Nordic patterns and this card is FABULOUS!!!

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  4. I just adore this ... such a fabulous inspired design

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  5. Such a beautie...
    Wish you a very merry christmas and all the best to you and your family.Thank you for all the kind comments and your gorgeous creativity.It´s pure inspiration.

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  6. So that's how you did it? I wondered if it was a different stamp that made the red background in the middle. I have this stamp and will definitely be CASEing your card, Karen.

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  7. Oh, a real beauty and yes, it looks like a very festive sweater design.

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  8. I nearly used a similar stamp Karen, this is fabulous and perfect for the challenge at LIM!
    Thanks so much and Happy Christmas!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Beautiful design, one that of course for us this time of year we would be considered mad to be wearing (over 43 degrees centigrade today) but I can admire from afar. I love how you have used it on this card.

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  10. So festive - love the Nordi idea.

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  11. Love the Nordic finish, just perfect.

    Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  12. Oh my, Karen, this is stunning! The red and white are fabulous, and I couldn't find this stamp. Is it retired? just love the way you've used it. I too had to think about how you did the "reverse" image with the embossing and sponging of color. Gorgeous, and I wish you a very blessed Christmas. Been keeping a low profile these days! But sending warm hugs!

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  13. This is so gorgeous! I adore it! xxx

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  14. what a beautiful holiday card & such a cool take on the challenges! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (snowy!) STASH with us this week! ♥

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  15. Beautiful card!!! Just wanted to say thank you for all the inspiration you've given me this year. Looking forward to 2016! (-: Peggy from MN

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  16. Yep, the pattern reminds me of a sweater as well! Awesome!
    Love the red and white together as well, great card!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for "Let It Snow" challenge!

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  17. Almost matches my jumper! I love how you got the contrast, so clever. Have a wonderful Christmas, mf :)

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! The white space is perfection and what's cozier than the feel of a sweater? Love it! Thanks for coming to play with us at SOS :)

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  19. Beautiful card Karen! Such a fabulous design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  20. super cute and i agree red and white go well together in a classic ;-)

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  21. Ooh Karen this is so effective and stylish - what a great take on our challenge! I have a similar stamp, wish I'd thought to use it :)
    Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  22. Oh this looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

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  23. There is something so cosy about nordic patterns, and I love how you've reversed the central panel. Perfect stamp choice for our challenge. I have a Christmas jumper in this very pattern! haha
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  24. I just love the Nordic pattern and red/white color scheme. You just can't go wrong with that combo! :) So well done!

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  25. Awesome, vibrant, striking and one homespun beauty Karen.
    Love it! Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year / birthday to you.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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