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Sunday, November 10, 2013

613 Ave. Create DT Card-Holiday Thanks

Hello and Welcome! I am so excited to announce that I was asked to join the 613 Avenue Create Design TeamOur challenge is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist.  The Optional Twist this week is Holiday Thanks!  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  My sample inspiration for anyone who chooses to play along with Anything Goes is this Christmas card below that has a clean and simple design but much for the eyes.
  I wanted to add lots of texture to this card so I included some distressing of the outer circle and some stitching with my sewing machine on the right side kraft strip.

I used a My Favorite Things sketch  for inspiration
Here's a close up of the colored image and some embellishments. I also added some dimension to the hemp cord with dipping the ends of the loops in VersaMark and then in gold embossing powder. I think it gives this card a sort of old world charm in keeping with the Sepia tone coloring which seems to be my favorite lately :-) 

Lili of the Valley stamp -ST345 Christmas Star
Pirate Gold Stampendous Embossing powder
Hero Arts Sentiment- Holiday Cheer
brass tree brads
hemp cord from the jewelry dept. at Walmart
EK Success Binding Edge Border Punch
Musial Note background stamp from Oriental Trading
Ranger Perfect Pearls Cappuccino
Bazill cardstock

Created with Love-Christmas Red and Greens
Our Daily Bread Designs- Be inspired by a song or music
Operation Write Home-Mid Week Throwdown-Holiday cards
Pennys Paper-crafty Challenge-Lots of Layers
Stampin Royality #201-Color Challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round-Winter
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog- All Things Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge#150-Outdoors
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra 4 November-AG
Ribbon Carousel-Holiday & Celebrations
Sentimental Sundays-Warm & Cozy

I want to thank the 613 Avenue Create Blog again for taking me on board the Design Team. I am looking forward to collaborating with the whole team to bring everyone lots of inspiration.

For those that are visiting, please consider leaving a comment below letting me know what inspired you about this card.

FYI, if you decide to follow my blog I'll send you and your blog a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog in that post so others can check out what your doing.
Have a wonderful week and don't forget to make something beautiful today!


Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the music papers. Thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges and also CCAYR 'winter wonderland' - hope to see you again soon. x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Amy, what a sweet little girl all dressed up for Christmas! She is just sweet and delightfully colored! I love your layout and wonderful embellishments! So glad you've joined us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

Unknown said...

Amy, just want to welcome you to hood at 613 Avenue Create!! Your card is adorable. I'm you newest follower as well.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet little girl image and your coloring is beautiful!! So darling!! The song background is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Amy, this is so precious!! Love that beautiful image and the music note paper, colored twine and of course your coloring!! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Mrs A. said...

Beautifully done in the brown. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

Cindy Groh said...

I love the two different music sheet patterned paper. The image is adorable and I love the color scheme you used for a Christmas card. Best wishes. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round. Stop in tomorrow for the new challenge.