Here is my sample for this weekend sketch. Do you ever wonder if you have TOO MUCH hardware on your card? I was wondering about that after I finished this card. It’s a Christmas card after all…


I started out by stamping the Christmas tree from Sidekick Sayings in Black Stazon on a 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock.

 I stamped just the Christmas tree again on a separate piece of Shimmery White, colored it in with Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke and Summer Sun classic ink and Aqua Painter and cut it out.

I used Soft Sky ink and Aqua painter to add color to the main image, layered it on a  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Always Artichoke cardstock, paper pierced a border and adhered the colored tree on top of the one in the image.

Next I added Purely Pomegranate ink over part of the saying to highlight it. Dazzling Diamond glitter was added on the ornaments and star of the tree with help of my glue pen. Last I added a ribbon holder from the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware to the bottom right of the image with some Theater Ribbon Original tied to it.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 5″ piece of Always Artichoke cardstock folded in half. The right corners were corner rounded. The next layer is a 4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock, with a large Soft Sky photo corner on it’s top right corner. Again the right corners were corner rounded. Five Antique Brass brads were added to the corner.

I cut a half circle out of Wintergreen Designer paper with my Coluzzle and layered it on a slightly bigger half circle of Soft Sky cardstock. It was taped to the left edge of the Purely Pomegranate layer and three Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets were added.

The center image was adhered to the card with dimensionals.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

25 Responses to “Hardware Galore”

  1. You are the hardware Queen! You always make it look awesome! Love your card! It’s gorgeous!

  2. OH dang, that card’s gotta be heavy! SOOOO pretty!

  3. Gorgeous card!!! Love the hardware — sometimes more is more! 🙂

  4. Not too much when it looks like this – Beate, this card is beautiful and I love it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  5. I love the card!! But I love all your cards 😉

  6. Oh, Beate! I wish you would STOP it!!! I really didn’t care for this set….sigh….and now I think it’s waaaay cute!! Another set that will joining my “Sets I got because of Beate’s gorgeous cards” pile!!

  7. I looks fabulous Beate. I honestly didn’t see there being too much hardware!

  8. Never too much hardware, LOL, great card, looking forward to using this sketch.

  9. I love all the hardware you used! This card is awesome, Beate. I didn’t think I cared for that set much…but you’re making me change my mind. *wink*

  10. Love this card! Definitely not too much hardware! Love the colors for a holiday card!

  11. Beate, I really like the lines in this card that are created with the different shapes. It makes the pomegranate really pop.

  12. One can never have enough hardware!

  13. Beautiful card Beate! Love the layout! The hardware is fantastic!!!

  14. WOW cool sketch and girl you have mad hardware skillz and you definately know how to use it and make it look fabulous!!!

  15. What a great masculine Christmas card- it would be perfect for my Dad, who is *not* into sparkles and snowflakes!
    I hope I get to play too this weekend- it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada, so I have family over, and I have to make lemon merangue pie too, as well as do housework!
    But the card sketch and my stamps are singing to me…ain’t it always the way! :-))

  16. I love it! Not too much hardware in my opinion…I’m not sure there is such a thing =).

  17. I don’t think you could ever have too much hardware. Now, you may run out though. ;)Great card, Beate!

  18. Well Beate, this card certainly would be hard to wear! However, I love all the hardware! Oh it has been a long day! Great card! Gotta figure your sketch out Saturday, I so pooped! Deb

  19. Too much hardware? Impossible! (Of course, postage will be nasty!). Love this card!

  20. Great card! Luv all the hardware!

  21. DEFINITELY NOT too much!!!
    I love all the components of this card!

  22. What a great Sketch Beate!!!! I was looking at this card on SCS yesterday and really loving the Layout. This card is scrumptious!!!!!!

  23. Fabulous card! Love all the hardware! After reading your title and wondering if you used too much hardware, I immediately thought of “hardware ______ (starts with wh and rhymes with more and galore)”, but maybe we’re not close enough for me to call you that yet! *wink*

  24. LOL, you can never have too much hardware! This is wonderful!

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