A quick post for the Fusion: Red Christmas challenge. I've admired the challenges here for a long time. One of the things I particularly like is there are always three choices. You can use the photo, the sketch, or combine them.
My card follows the sketch this time. I was also attracted to the photo, and although I have a sizeable collection of pitchers I don't own any good stamps so I took the plaid runner for my inspiration. I think it's the sketch, however, that is the real inspiration here.
I die cut an oval with one of my old Spellbinder sets from a piece of plaid paper from the My Mind's Eye "Comfort and Joy" paper pad. I silver embossed the sentiment from Papertrey's "Rustic Wreath" set, and added two snowflakes cut from a shimmery paper from my stash. The snowflakes are from My Favorite Things "Stylish Snowflakes." I admired them last year but they were out of stock until after the holiday, but I picked them up on sale later. I'd forgotten about them until I reorganized my dies last week.
Sadly, you can't see in any of the photos that the white line in the plaid is a glittery one. It makes the card much more festive than it appears here. To finish off the card, I added two rhinestones.
Hope your weekend is a lovely one. I'm looking forward to a little time with my oldest granddaughter tomorrow afternoon, and a day of crafting. Our tree is finally up, lit, and decorated and just in time as we have family coming for supper on Sunday, and the book group on Monday evening.