TESC88 Christmas Dove

October 23rd, 2009


Happy Friday!  It’s been a busy busy week and I was so happy to carve out a little time to create a card for Taylor’s sketch today -TESC88.  And I’m so excited to welcome the four new members of the Sketch Crew – Lisa, Melissa, Alice and Rachel. 

Earlier this week I was inspired by a gorgeous card I saw on Tosh’s blog.  I couldn’t get it out of my mind and just had to create something with an embossed frame.  I can’t believe I’ve never used my nesties to make a frame before – it’s so cool.  I have to say though that I think I may have ruined my favorite CB embossing folder by putting the frame in it with the dies still on it – uh oh.  I need to run over to eclectic Paperie and see if they still have this folder!  This is one of those cards that is just so much prettier in person, that I almost hate to even post this photo.


I used three types of cardstock for this card.  The base and all of the ivory pieces are Posion Ivory Shimmer – so elegant!  The reddish/burgundy panel is also a shimmer cardstock – I don’t remember what it’s called, but I got it at Paper Zone on a Portland trip 2 years ago.  There is also a tiny bit of Handsome Hunter cardstock – just the one layer panel peeking out.  I cut an ivory panel with a circle nestie and then embossed it with an SU embossing folder.  Then I sponged Champagne Mist shimmer paint (SU Holiday Mini) on that circle – it’s supah sparkly!  The frame was cut using 2 of the label 1 nesties and a magnetic mat.  (I bought that magnetic mat a long time ago and this is the very first time I’ve used it.)  The frame is popped up on Taylor’s foam tape.  The dove from TE Christmas Blessings was inked with SU markers and then sponged with the Champagne Mist paint before stamping it on to Poison Ivory cs.  I cut it out and popped it up on Taylor’s double thick foam tape.  I punched some holes and threaded some burgundy organdy ribbon for the 3 square elements on the sketch.  The bow was attached with mini glue dots.  This was such a fun card to work on!  Hope you like it!

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Sketch Crew has cooked up:

  • Alice Wertz
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Lisa Hjulberg
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Monika Davis
  • Rachel Sztonyk
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • and of course Taylor Van Bruggen has her sample and all the deets so you can play along with us!
  • Be sure to check your e-mail today for the latest newsletter (written by yours truly) from Taylored Expressions for all the TE scoop!  One thing you’ll want to note for sure is the sale today through Sunday on all Halloween sets and the Halloween KI – 20% OFF!  Also TE has a new Storage Solution available today – see it here – I’ve already been using these for a little while and am so excited to see them available to everyone in the store.  Trust me – you need some of these!  And they are offered at an Introductory Sale Price just through Sunday.

    Hope you have a great day and an awesome weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!


    14 Responses to “TESC88 Christmas Dove”

    1. Sherrie Says:

      Hey Jami, tried to comment earlier…must have been some sort of a glitch…
      I love the creative elements on your card…the fun ribbon treatment and what you did with your spellbinder dies. Your card is SO pretty and elegant!

    2. Mark Cahill Says:

      Beautiful card Jami!

    3. Taylor Says:

      So pretty, Jami! I LOVE the way you did the ribbon…such a clever way to incorporate the 3 square elements on the sketch!

    4. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      Oh Jami…what a beautiful card – such a stunning image combined with such rich colors and I love the textured matting behind your image. Outstanding!

    5. Alice Wertz Says:

      this is so beautiful Jami! Love those elegant colors and how you use the ribbon! so pretty!

    6. Melissa Sauls Says:

      Holy cow this card looks AMAZING!!! I saw that embossed frame too and was smitten as well! 🙂 Goodness, I hope you didn’t ruin your folder, LOL! You can definitely see that shimmer and it looks beautiful…I’m sure even more in person…pictures just don’t do shimmer any justice!

    7. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

      Super beautiful Jami! I love all that embossing (too bad about your folder…yipes!). I’ve got to try to make a frame with my Nesties. I seem to recall seeing that done somewhere, but forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder! It’s such a cool effect.

    8. kristie Says:

      Love what you did with the ribbon! So pretty!

    9. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

      Wow Jami! Beautiful and elegant with lovely shimmer! Love how you added the ribbon for the sketch. So clever and the perfect touch!
      🙂 Rachel

    10. leslierich Says:

      Oh, I love all the embossing on this! I “need” some new folders and will be paying EP a visit soon, too. Your colors are super pretty and the ribbon is a perfect match. I remember that Portland trip… some of us stayed to play with Copics while the other half of the gang went paper shopping. Good times!

    11. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Fabulous card Jami. Love the great image, the colors, the frame… and the ribbon treatment. TFS!

    12. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Jami, this is GORGEOUS!!! Sorry you ruined the embossing folder!! EP to the rescue!!! LOL!

    13. Denise (peanutbee) Says:

      This is seriously AWESOME, Jami! Love the dark burgundy and that pretty shimmery CS. So eye catching!

    14. Sharon Harnist Says:

      Gorgeous, Jami!!

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