Sunday, December 19, 2021

A Sketch Challenge With Let's Get Hopping

Hey Y'all!
I'm so excited to hop again with my Let's Get Hopping friends! This group was my initiation into blog hops, and I am so grateful for their friendship and inspiration over the past few years. This is our 49th hop! If you are arriving from Mikaela's blog, or starting here, Welcome!

Today we are sharing a sketch challenge. I love to use a sketch as a starting point, especially when I feel like I've lost my crafting mojo and feel "stuck." And sometimes I feel like I make the same card over and over again, and a sketch can help get me out of that monotony.

I chose one of my favorite Christmas sets-Poinsettia Petals and the matching dies. I also wanted to highlight the Tidings of Christmas DSP.

This card is definitely not a quick and easy card, but the time was oh so worth it! I love the elegance of the gold elements, and the beauty of all of the different textures and layers. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Now you get to hop over, or should I say "down under," and see what the lovely Teresa Brown has created for us today! And, as my card says, I am sending "Warm Wishes" (literally! it's 72 degrees here in South Georgia!) from our home to yours. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  1. Beautiful! I love how you used the Basic Borders Dies for the layers :)

  2. What a beautiful card Nina. Love all the intricate details. Definitely a card for an extra special someone