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 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

(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


Chana Malkah said...

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.

Kathyk said...

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


Diane Jaquay said...

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

SmilynStef said...

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

Gabi MeWi said...

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.

Bobby said...

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.

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Aileen said...

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.

Kimberley said...

So festive - love the Nordi idea.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the Nordic finish, just perfect.

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.

CherylQuilts said...

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!

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! I adore it! xxx

lauren bergold said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Donna said...

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!

shirley-bee said...

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

Jessi Fogan said...

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 :)

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card Karen! Such a fabulous design!!

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


Cardsbymaaike said...

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

Anne said...

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.
"Less is More"

Mojca said...

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

Neets B said...

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

Mandy LaCroix said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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