Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Home for Christmas!

Good morning ladies & gents!  Sorry I'm a bit late posting this- I've been fighting a virus (my computer has I mean, not me!).  Today is another great Diva Day and we've got a sketch for you. 

I took the sketch very literally and made it quite simple.  I also used the color challenge from Splitcoast yesterday:  Real Red, Old Olive & River Rock.  I haven't used River Rock in a while and I like it.  This time I made my three panels look like a door by using the Woodgrain background and sponging the edges for some depth. 

My wreath was fun to do.  I've seen somehing similar before, using the two-step Bird punch branch to make it.  I started with a circle frame made by first punching a 1 1/4" circle in some scrap Old Olive, then punching around it (on the scrap still, the circle is laying on your table by now) with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Then I covered the whole thing with tape runner and started layering the leaves on.  Finally I added the three red rhinestone brads and the ribbon. 

What do you think of the antique brad doorknob??  Wouldn't you just love to have doorknobs like that in your house?!  I would!  Anyway, the sentiment on the outside is from the Home For Christmas stamp set.  On the inside I just stamped Season's Greetings. 

Thanks for visiting today and be sure to go check out the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog for more fabulous
cards with this sketch. 


SUO Supplies:
Stamps:  Woodgrain background, Home for Christmas
Colors:  River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso (ink)
Accessories:  Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Red Rhinestone brad, Antique Brad, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, sponge


  1. I love this door and yes I love the doorknob- great touch of the ribbon hanging up the wreath, I need to try one of these now!!

  2. I love everything about this card - it's perfect!!

  3. What a neat idea for making the wreath. Seems like it would be pretty simple. Great card.

  4. Love this! Clever door knob! Following from SC #284.

  5. you always come up with the greatest ideas. this is a wonderful CAS card and YES! I would love a door knob like that! great card!

  6. Wonderfully done, Kristin!!!!
    Love the way you did the door texture!!!! and the wreath!!!!
    tfs:)I just have to cased you.

  7. Wow, what a great wreath!! I have to try this. The doorknob is cool too.

  8. I think I may case this card! It's really cool. New follower from SC. #276 - Teresea


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