Sunday, 3 January 2016

FS465 - Happy Holidays!


It's my turn to host the Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Challenge! This week's FS is Kathy LeDonne! Congratulations Kathy!

I cruised through Kathy's gorgeous gallery and chose this card as my inspiration:




I focused on Kathy's:
-theme (Christmas tree)
-colour scheme
-use of stripes
-red sentiment
-number of red ornaments (that was an accident! lol!)

I changed:
-background from music to snow-scape
-placement and colour of stripes
-no bird

I used
-Broken China distress ink
-Altenew Ruby Red ink
-Hero Arts sentiment
-PTI New Leaf and Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock
-Simon's Banded Tree die, then recut with a Spellbinders Triangle
-MFT pierced square die
-red mirror card stock
-Simon Says Stamp Medium Dot Line die to make the 'ornaments'
-two gold starburst sequins from my stash.

11 comments:

Maxine D said...

Stunning card Ardyth - love the graphic look you have achieved, softened with the snow line.
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn said...

Love the glossy pieces! Here come the 2016 Christmas Cards :)!!

Bobby said...

Very mod! Love it!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!

Anita in France said...

Cool, contemporary and so fun, Ardyth ... it's brilliant! Wishing you a blessed 2016! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Just fabulous!

Lindsey said...

Love the soft background with the graphic tree! Great CASE!

Happy Dance said...

Great take on Kathy's card! Love the background this gorgeous tree is resting on. Amazing tree!! Love the red sentiment too. Oh I like this!! And a very Happy New Year to you!!!! Bev

Lisa said...

Just the right amount of pizazz with the embellies!! This is terrific!

TK said...

Sweet card, and love the unique "star" on the tree!

Geri said...

Beautifully inked/masked sky! LOVE the stripes and the cool gold star!