Today challenge is easy and fun. Silke gave us a beautiful sketch to work with. For my sample I stamped the Cardinal from Flourishes Christmas Classics in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Cardinal and berries: R08, R27, R29, R59  Beak and feet: YR15, YR18, R08   Branches: E55, E57, E57   Background: B0000) and cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities dies along with the Out of the Box Technique.

The edges of the image layer were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before the image was layered on a piece of Classic White cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities dies. The edges of that circle were slightly sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The edges of a 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of 25 Days of Christmas Simply Stories Patterned Paper were sanded and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before they were stitched and adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The bigger piece had been sanded and sponged as well.

Two 1 1/4″ x 4″ different patterned 25 Days of Christmas paper strips were also sanded and sponged before they were stitched as horizontal layers over the other papers. One of the strips  had a piece of Ivory Crochet Lace stitched underneath.  May Arts Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around that layer, tied into a bow and topped with a Basic Grey button, tied on ivory embossing thread.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Classic White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded. A Finesse Pearl Swirl ,cut apart and adhered partly to the lower left, partly to the upper right hand corner,  finishes off the card.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge members for more samples and inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

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