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Thursday, December 2, 2021

November 2021 Card Chain Reveal

Oh my goodness - December 2nd already & time to reveal cards that went around the world for the November Card Chain Challenge. Twenty-five people participated, each making & sending one card and receiving one card. You can see the entire chain HERE. My card went to the talented Tina (Treebug) in Slovenia:

Supplies: Paper - Tim Holtz Kraft Metallic;
Paper Studio silver & navy (aka midnight);
My Mind's Eye (The Sweetest Thing)
& BoBunny (Woodland Winter Collection) patterns; 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 2 &18 (both retired);
Birch Press Design Vivid Bloom;
Spellbinders Snowflake Splendor
A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop
Stamps - Sunny Studio Inside Greetings Holiday
Other - Parklane gems

Once again I used the colors and the sketch. This time, instead of friendship, I used the theme of snowflakes! I'm happy to say Tina's received my card and likes it!!

I cut the silver using the large rectangle from the Blueprints 2 set - I use this die all the time since it's the perfect layer. Next I cut the two diagonal pieces from two pieces of patterned paper to mix and match. The cuts were larger than needed so I taped them together on the back leaving the narrow gap, then die cut with an AJVD dot stitched rectangle. Next I cut a vivid bloom from navy and a snowflake from gold. The snowflake has a single gold gem at center. Stamped the sentiment strip & gave it a mat layer - done!!

The wonderful Dawn (Dawn's World) from New Zealand had my name. I was delighted to receive her card before November 30th, given the state of mail service. Her darling bear really made me smile!!

She also included this bonus friendship card!!

I love the gradient stripes in the background - so gorgeous. And thanks for the sweet stamps too, Dawn!! I've known Dawn for 12 years through Hero Arts and now we're teamies on Die Cut Divas!! Cardmaking has brought me many wonderful friends - I'm so lucky!

Thanks for stopping and if you care to join us for December's chain, go HERE to sign up by 12/6!


Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card, Linda. Great take on the sketch and the use of color option!

Pia S said...

Well done using several of the options to make your card. It's very elegant, I like how you used these color and pattern combinations. Great take on the sketch as well. I normally love playing with sketches, and I loved this one as well, but I kept it easy for myself by using the option of snowflakes:)

Rosemary said...

love how you used the color combo and the sketch on your beautiful card, linda1

papierelle said...

Just beautiful!! And I always marvel at everyone who manages to implement sketches and color challenges.

Jean said...

Lovely use of the colors and sketch - very unique and striking.

Julia Aston said...

I love the patterns on your DP here Linda - a lovely background for your elegant snowflake! xx

Angelnorth said...

Great use of the sketch Linda, I didn't even "see" it to start with, it just looks like a beautifully designed card! What a lovely package of stuff from Dawn too!

HilaryJane said...

Brilliant card, your gold snowflake looks stunning on that navy mat. Great cards from Dawn too xx

Dawn T said...

What a fantastic card you made Linda. I'm glad my card made you smile. I thought he was cute. I can't believe it's been 12 years since we "meet" in the Hero Arts Group. Time just disappears doesn't it Linda. Love being your friend. Take care

Tina Z. said...

I am so happy to have your beautiful card here, at home. very elegant design, I totally love it.
such beautiful cards from Dawn!
thinking of you!
crafty hugs xx

Greta said...

Great use of the color combo, Linda! Sweet cards from Dawn--love the bear! Amazing how long some of us have "known" each other--a blessing, for sure!

ionabunny said...

Both sent and received are gorgeous. Dawns bear made me smile to. Crafty blog friend are the best. Hugz