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Nov 16, 2011

Peace on Earth - WSC 46

Hi all and thanks for coming by my blog today.  I have a card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge #46.  I can't believe it's been nearly a year, and I haven't missed a single sketch!  

I have been stuck on the vintage-esque feel since I completed the MFT DT Creative Challenge a couple weeks ago, so I figured, "Why fight it?" and made another card in that style.  

I mixed about a zillion different sets and dies (ok, that was an exaggeration, but it was quite a few anyway) to create this card.

I just can't get enough of stamping this Santa from Inspired by Christmas on kraft card stock and leaving him uncolored.  I like the contrast of the cream stitches against the kraft paper.  I added some copper brads to the panel as well.  And while I am at it, since it's been a while since I have posted a "Jody Rule", let me make this one official:
  • When using browns, use copper brads
  • When using blacks, use pewter, silver, or black brads
  • Never use gold brads LOL (OK, I"ll keep that one a personal rule, as I can appreciate them on OTHER people's cards at times). 
I'll disclaimer by saying that there COULD be an occasion where you could stray from this, but generally speaking, that is how I handle metallic brad usage.  (I'm a left-brained stamper for those of you who don't know me well LOL.)

The sketch called for a flower, but I switched it up by making a very layered embellishment instead.  Decorative Doily Duo + Christmas Ornaments Die-namics (which I am in super-love with) + By the Numbers Die-namics + Holly Leaves and tiny green crystals to adorn them.  

The upper-left corner was looking lonely, so I used two tiny tags from the Christmas Ornaments Die-namics set and stamped them with tiny snowflakes from the coordinating stamp set, and then adhered them with 2 tiny copper brads.  Have I mentioned that I am in love with that tiny tag?  And it makes me coo?  OK, as long as I have made that clear... LOL

Here is a peek inside.  I used another image and sentiment from Inspired by Christmas and adorned it with the Crown Border Die-namics and studded it with more copper brads.  I don't generally add brads inside a card, but this one needed them.  

Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog and the MFT forum on SCS (look for the most recent WSC thread).  You'll need to upload your card in the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch. You will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Go get sketchy with MFT!

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  1. Aw! This is SO beautiful!!!! I want that santa set SO bad! I will have it eventually! I just love what you've done w/ it!

  2. well, this is just GORGEOUS! it's all so perfect, as ALWAYS! :)

  3. Vintage is my favorite! I love what you made. You do the vintage very well I might add. Love the sketch, I am going to try and play along this week. :)

  4. I'm a huge fan of your blog and your creations allthough I have never left a message before. You really inspire me. Nathaly

  5. Such an awesome card!!!! Love all the dies you used and those two mini tags are genius!! I tend to agree with your brad rules :). I will have to go back to see if I ever stray from this rule now :)

  6. just gorgeous inside & out! i adore those sweet tiny tags & the small holly leaf embellies- they're just so cute! love the new rules too LOL!

  7. If Bill Gates had a dime for every time Windows crashes... oh, wait a minute, he already Revathi

  8. Jody, this is beautiful both inside and out. Thanks for the rules too :)

  9. Beautiful! I can't get enough of this Santa. Love your mix of dies and elements!

  10. This is so awesome, I love all the little layered details!

  11. Wow! You always amaze me with your creations! Love how you used the numbers with the holly leaves layered with the ornament! OMG!

  12. WOW!! Love this card!! So many gorgeous details, your cards are always SO special!! Great job!!

  13. Love this card!! great vintage look!! :) Which you ROCK!!!


  14. Every bit of this is just perfection! Your details are, as always, just AMAZING!!


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