This time the challenge is all about my own sketch. That makes it a bit funny that I would neglect my own post, right? It's a great sketch and I hope lots of people join in and post their own card to our great Watercooler Challenge site.
I love that sketch. It was such fun putting my card together. I used the new heavy-weight Whisper White as my base and then added a layer of the new In-Color, Delightful Dijon, and then, on top of that, a layer of the new Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack. My tall strip is a piece of Whisper White embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder and then backed with Basic Black and also sponged lightly with Basic Black. My sideways strip is a piece from the Basic Grey from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack. Before mounting it on the card, I sponged it around the perimeter using Basic Black.
My image is stamped on a piece of Whisper White using Versamark and heat embossed using Black embossing powder. I love that image from the Serene Silhouettes set. Then I used a mask to sponge the large circle of Delightful Dijon behind the trees. The lighter yellow shade is purely Delightful Dijon, but just the remnants left in the sponge.
I really wasn't sure about getting the Project Life Paper Clip thinlits. On a whim I bought them and have loved using them ever since. I've used them simply as an embellishment or, as in this case, have stamped a small sentiment right on the "clip". This one was heat-embossed using White embossing powder. The trick was finding a small enough "thanks" and I finally found it included in the Sprinkled of Life stamp set.
The ribbon? It's Delightful Dijon and is one of the absolutely gorgeous rolls of ribbon included among the In-Colors Dotted Lace Trim. It is so easy to tie, drapes beautifully and is a delight to use. I'm not a "ribbon person" but this particular ribbon is my weakness.