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Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS Sketch Hop

I am gathering with some of my fellow Center Stage Spotlight Alumni members for a fun sketch challenge.  Guess what, I created this sketch that we all used.  I really like this sketch and can't wait to see what my fellow CSSers do with it. You should have arrived here from seeing Lori's beautiful creation, if not you can go back to StampTV and start from the beginning....you don't want to miss a thing.

So, here is the sketch we used:

and here is my card:

I haven't made a shaker card in years so I decided I would break out the nesties and glitter and create one.  I stamped the trees from the GKD Winter Wonderland set in Meadow Adirondack ink onto a piece of print paper from Websters Pages. I layered up some more of these pretty papers for the front of the card, added some little snowflakes/ribbon/pearls and called it good. 

Now for the inside of the card.  I used a sentiment from the GKD Festive Frame set.  I added another stacked snowflake with a little pearl in the center.

Now it is time for me to send you hopping on your way.  Head on over to Melissa's blog and check out her awesome creation. 


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Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! Love the Webster's and the beautiful winter scene! The inside is beautiful, too!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wowzers, Melissa! Beautiful shaker card and it's perfect for your sketch!

Cheri said...

Did you say "good"??? GF, this is GORGEOUS.

Theresa Momber said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Melissa! Love that fab DP.

Carolina said...

You are seriously amazing! Not one, not two, but three beautiful cards with you fabulous sketch. Thanks so much for all the lovely inspiration!

Miesje said...

THese are both wonderful and so different from each other. I really like these cards! Great DP and colors.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Meslissa, this is gorgeous, such wonderful details. I love the way you finished the inside to compliment the front of the card.

Selma said...

Oh Wow Melissa. This shaker card is gorgeous (inside and out). Merry Christmas

Melanie said...

gorgeous colors and both so elegant!!

Deb said...

Wow wow wow WOW! This is jump-up-and-down GORGEOUS! Hehehe...I guess that would be appropriate for a shaker card, huh?! :) Inside AND out! I loved your sample too, so there are lotsa reasons to go crazy!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Awesome sketch! I am loving your card too!

Sharri said...

Melissa, Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you used the nesties and I loved using your sketch! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Lori said...

Thanks so much Melissa for the great sketch!!! I think your card is fantastic!! I haven't made a shaker card in a long time myself!! The inside is gorgeous as well!!

buggin2stamp said...

Such a beautiful shaker card! I love the glitter. And the inside of the card would make an awesome outside. :o)

Lagene said...

WOW! WOW! gotta say it again WOW!!!! Especially Love the red and ivory card!!!

peggy wainman said...

This is gorgeous Melissa, both inside and out, (tee hee).Thanks for the great sketch to work with !

stampqueen said...

WOW this is over the top Wonderful!!! I love the papers and your little snowflake/ribbon/pearl dodad's and its a shaker card too boot!!! And the inside too!!

Janeen said...

very pretty and I have never had the courage to try a shaker card.

Kay S said...

Melissa - thanks for the great sketch for this hop. I really enjoyed using it. Your card is stunning! I love the shaker with the trees and the vintage look you gave it. The inside is just as pretty as the outside! Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the shaker card - just stunning~

joy said...

What a great card! What a clever idea to make a shake card - the tress you stamped are perfect background!

Kary said...

Both cards are fab!! So elegant & I love the papers and colours you chose.

Davi said...

Beautiful cards.. I most especially love the shaker card.

Janet L. said...

Such a pretty card, Melissa. I also liked your sketch very much and want to try it myself. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, what talent! Both cards are beautiful!

JannaStamps said...

I love the colors in your card and the shape of the cut-out. Very nice :)

De said...

An absolutely beautiful shaker card

Holly said...

Both cards are very pretty. I love the interpratation with the glimmer on each card.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Your card is gorgeous inside and out. I really need to start thinking about the insides.

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful inside and out! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Love these cards, they are gorgeous.

JOYCE said...

Absolutely stunning. Almost a Victorian look. Great work!

Diana said...

This is a very pretty card. And, thank you so much for showing us the inside!

Tricia said...

Just Beautiful! Shaker cards always intimidate me, but yours is gorgeous!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful, looks so elegant and victorian, like you want to be there. Thanks so much for sharing.

naneruth said...

Wow! This is so pretty.

Marsha said...

Pretty. I really need to make a shaker card. I think I have only made one. It is such a neat idea. Love your accent embellishments.

Virginia Wingo said...

Goodness gracious Melissa, this card is just gorgeous. The colors are fantastic. It really draws your eye to the inside. Super all around.

Tami B. said...

Both cards are very pretty and I really like the tree stamps you used in the first one.

Shirley said...

Both of your cards are lovely. Some lucky person is going to receive a unique card. Haven't done a shaker card in some time. Thanks for sharing.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Valerie said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous!!! I would LOVE to be the recipient of this card...seriously!!! I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl G said...

Great sketch idea!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card Melissa! I love the inside too! I don't usually do much with the inside--I always have too much to say!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card.

Peggy Sue said...

Those snowflakes are super! Thanks for showing the interior of the card as I get so stumped as to what to do.

sghay said...

I love everything about this card, but especially the way you used the same die to cut out the sentiment inside as you did on the front. Such a great idea..hope you don't mind if I "borrow" it.

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards.........both inside AND out.

Darla said...

Love your cards

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Great job on both!

golightly said...

Fantastic cards...really love the shaker card. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Shaker cards are so much fun! I love all the layers you have used on yours. The inside paper is so beautiful with the sentiment.

Carole said...

Great combination of wonderful elements. Love the snowflakes.

Christine said...

Such a beautiful card.....love the vintage look.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a terrific sketch, Melissa! And I LOVE your gorgeous card; the shaker technique with those gorgeous trees in the background and all the beautiful paper not to mention the awesome interior of the card...Fantastic!!!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous shaker card Melissa! Wonderful colors and design! Thanks for a great sketch!

ellie said...

OMG this is absolutely gorgeous

Shell said...

oooo shaker card. Not made one myself for ages. Fantastic inspiration

susies1955 said...

So pretty. Love the way you did the trees and snow. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Lynne in NI said...

WOW! .... beautiful inside and out!

Corina said...

Oooh that shaker card is awesome

joy said...

It has been ages since I made a shaker card, too! You have done a beautiful job with this one, Melissa!

Sue Bridges said...

I love the shaker card! Beautiful!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a beautiful card inside and out. Love the papers and colors just the whole thing!

Dawn said...

wow, wow, and wow, awesome job, love them

dj21470 said...

That's a wonderful Shaker card. I, too, haven't done one in a while. This just may be Inspiration enough to try my hand at it again ! Thanks for sharing

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful card, inside and out! Great papers!

Dale said...

This is an elegant card that is fun, too. I would never have thought of making a shaker box. Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

luvhymns said...

Love the 2 pines with snow. Reminds me of a tag that some t!m fellow did. (wink) The green snow flakes with the other two just tie it all together. Beautifully done.

Terrry Baughman said...

Great ideas, thanks.

CJ said...

I am speechless, what a complex work of art. Fantastic.

CJ

Karen said...

Really like the shaker card with the snow.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Amazing work. Great job.

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh a Shaker Card (only have made one so far) I think you have inspired me to make a Christmas one with glitter too, YOURS is GORGEOUS, thankyouverymuch! :)

Sassy Sue said...

Very artistic. Great card.

Cal and Wendy said...

Ooohhhhh shaker cards - yes, I remember how much fun those are - thanks for your inspiraiton - a lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card. Love the "cutout" Barb Shelton

Garnet said...

love the snow effects the shaker card gives. Your snowflakes are so sparkly it adds that very special touch to the card

Rhonda said...

WOW! These are both so elegant!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Love the shaker card.

Marlene said...

Some cards are museum quality. This one certainly is.

crotnem said...

Lovely card. Keep up the good art!

Jerry and Bobbie said...

i love your cards..they are so pretty...thank you for being a part of the blog hop

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you did the shaker and the inside!! Thanks for sharing!!

whitneymaryann said...

Absolutely beautiful card--inside and out (especially out).

L8ybug2 said...

This card is simply beautiful. It looks like it took a really long time to complete.

--Marcy said...

You are an artist with those trees! Soo serene!

§hawnie® said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Blessings!

~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

scalder said...

Love the die cut! I love shaker cards and this is beautiful!!! The inside is gorgeous enough to be the outside:)

Karen said...

Love the card, both inside and out. The "snow" was the perfect addition.

SueB said...

a stunning card, both inside and out - TFS! I haven't tried my hand at a shaker card in ages; thanx for the inspiration!

nancy t said...

love the use of die cuts

Kathy said...

What a stunning card. Just beautiful.

Julia Nowosielska said...

The colours you used are such great classy Christmas colours. Very nice.

Georgei said...

wow what to say ok It is very beautiful I like this alot
thank for showing

Gladys R. said...

This is a gorgeous shaker card.
Great job.

Lynne said...

I have never made a shaker card but this one is so wonderful it makes me want to try.

DJreflections said...

Gorgeous card!

LorraineB said...

Such a beautiful shaker card, and very elegant.

Jennie said...

thud...wow Melissa! This is gorgeous inside and out, great job on the sketch and I love the dp on this!!

Connie C said...

What a wonderful vintage feel to this card! I love the sketch and plan to use it to make several cards this holiday season. My mind is already processing a Valentine card with the sketch, too. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

Kathryn said...

This is definitely my favorite card from this blog hop. I love shaker cards and your is fantastic from front to the inside too! Wonderful job!!

Gayle C. said...

Melissa, This is a wonderful sketch and your samples are fabulous.

JJH said...

Very elegant cards. Thanks for showing inside! Jeanne

The Vannoy Family said...

Lovely card! Great way to say Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn L. said...

love the layers and the shaker card idea.

Daphney Barrett said...

Hi. Melissa, your cards are incredible! Love the detail of the 1st and the simplicity of the 2nd. You go girl!

marie said...

Both very beautiful and elegant. Out of the two the first one is my favorite. Took my breath away with it's beauty.

stampscout said...

What a stunning winter scene you've created!

Chris said...

Very Pretty Card!

Debby said...

Well Melissa, your "good" is terrific. I love this card, very elegent.

Lina said...

Both Cards are beautiful.. Love the snow in the shaker card.

StampinCatMom said...

So pretty! We don't see shaker cards very much anymore and this one is really great. TFS!!

Maggie Minnich
maminnich@wowway.com

Shirleo said...

Your shaker card is beautiful! The inside is perfect, too.

Sharon Peele said...

Melissa, Absolutely Beautiful! I love your shaker and your snowflake
flowers! I would love to lean how to make a card like this! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

I am so glad to see that you embellished the inside of the card. I believe that the inside of the card should be as impressive as the front. I embellish the inside of all my cards and I think those who receive them love it...Your card is GORGOUS...simply perfect.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I really like the nestability shape you selected for the center panel Melissa and your snowflakes look spectacular with the golden layers, really eye-catching!

Pat Jandacek said...

Inside and Out - beautiful!

JulieAS6078 said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the shaker card and it's colors and snow effect gets the nod as my favorite! TFS your creativity!

Laurie Patterson said...

I like both cards but the first one is especially stunning.

Sue D said...

Perfect for a shaker card and I like how the inside has the same shape.

Christian Jordan said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Lindy said...

wonderful card!

Debbie said...

Love, love, love your shaker card! Beautiful colors and the inside looks gorgeous! :)

Debbie Meijer

scrapdiva77 said...

Lovely shaker card, your choice of color works beautifully.

Sharon Mattingly said...

What a beautiful card - very vintage and elegant!

Patricia said...

Both cards are great. The first card just pops out at me. It is just simple gorgeous. I love the colors and I can see how much time and love you put in this card. Anyone would be blessed to recieve this card for Christmas! Great Job!

Susan said...

Beautiful card - I love everything about it.

Susan

jean wilson said...

Melissa what a great sketch and the card you did is just beautiful!!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Both are lovely!!!! the shaker is wonderful!!!

gltinnola said...

I love the retro look of your card.

Neesey said...

This is a stunning card. I love the colors you chose. Amazing.

Joyce said...

Really like that you deco the inside of the card as well. I must do more of that.

Darla said...

Love the antiquey, vintage look of this card.

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