Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blue Sky Swirls

The card that I made today is based on the sketch challenge at MFT.  Here is the sketch.
The sketch has three triangles on the top and I decided to use my new stamp, and matching dies, along with a Die for Swirls.  It is a simple design and a pretty quick card.

The recipe:
GKD heavy and layering Ivory card stock
Light blue shimmering paper from my stash
Big Splash Border die from Memory Box
Stitched Rectangle Die from Lil Inker
Santa's Elves stamp and die from MFT  My New Stamp and Die set
The Splash was cut from a piece of paper that I had water colored and was in my scrap box.
Copic markers

I will be enter in this card in these challenges today.
MFT Sketch Challenge 254 HERE
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge   Thinking of You. HERE
Simon Says Monday challenge Create Something with the letter N HERE

Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  I love that you do and appreciate your comments.


  1. Love the blues, makes it seem a bit frosty! That elf is just the cutest and I like how you did the top portion with a die cut--clever! The swirls and sequins add a snowy mix to your perfect card! (and I did this Sketch yesterday too--Follow The Leader!) lol

  2. Love those beautiful shades of blue here. Also love how you colored the swirls, very effective and different. And then there's the coloring on that elf. Just absolutely stunning, You so inspire me!!! This is just a darling little card, and a real eye-catcher!!!

  3. Love your take on the sketch. The swirls are fabulous. and love the blue. Perfect placement of the sequins and fabulous coloring. I keep a little document on my computer where I put pics of cards I love. Every time I visit it I see so many of your designs.

  4. Great take on the sketch and that is the cutest little elf. I love the colors too!

  5. This is SO cute! I love your background with the two panels with the Splash Die, Barbara! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thinking of You” Challenge!

  6. Wow! In the world of adorable cards, this one takes the cake! I couldn't help but smile at this endearing little elf and you brought him to life so perfectly with your coloring skills. Love the blue color palette, which is a refreshing change from the traditional holiday colors. I love how you used the swirls in the background and the bits of bling are just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Gorgeous card, Barbara! I have those elves too. Aren't they the cutest things? Love him all done up in blue and the swirls make the card look frosty. Beautifully done!

  8. You are on a roll with the Blue's working...don't stop! Another great card!