This week's Stamping Bella challenge was "Anything Goes" so I had a look at my Stamping Bella images to get started. I pulled out a few that had not seen ink in a long time, but it turned out they were all retired, so I finally reverted to an Uptown Girl and picked Eve Under the Mistletoe because I thought she would look pretty paired with the Frosted papers from Kaiser Craft. It was also nice to give her a blue dress for a change instead of the usual red.
The other reason that I picked her was that my new Tin of Tags stamp set includes a sentiment that reads, "Warm Wishes and kisses underneath the mistletoe." Couldn't be more perfect to go with this image, so this sealed the deal.
As a pure coincidence, I had a Vanilla satin rose sitting on my desk. The last time I used those roses on a project, I was down to only one, so I left it on my desk in order to include it on a project when appropriate. Since today's card included vanilla undertones, I thought it could add a nice feminine touch to the card, and be a nice departure from the usual Holidays accents. I placed a large Silver metal button underneath to frame it.
Since this week's Retro Sketch challenge (#234) invites us to play with past sketches, I picked sketch #201 for this one.
Stamps: Eve Under the Mistletoe (Stamping Bella), Coffret d'étiquettes (Tin of Tags - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Very Vanilla
Patterned Papers: Frosted (Kaiser Craft)
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Curvy Corners Trio Punch, Silver Cord, Dazzling Details, Prismacolor Pencils,
Vanilla Satin Rose, Silver Basic Metal Button, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vanilla Square Envelope