Happy Thanksgiving my wonderful Blog Readers!  May you day be filled with love, family and friends! Today is the PPA sketch challenge by the talented Nicole Watt.

PPA181 sketch

What a fun sketch!  This is one that I will be using agan.  Using the Joyful Christmas, created a larger image than I anticipated so I had to take a few liberties with the sketch.

Joyful Christmas rt

Embossing on vellum produces such an elegant image and that is exactly the look I wanted for my PPA card.  After  stamping the image with Gold Metallic Encore, I embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  The color comes because I turned the image over and  colored the back of the vellum with both my Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive Markers.  The nice thing is that you do not have to be at all careful when you are coloring because the embossing only allows the color to show that should.

Joyful Christmas left

The Whisper White Background is embossed with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  Arrows created from the Gold Foil Sheets are the perfect way to tie in with the Gold Embossing and the Dotted Background paper.  

Joyful Christmas -down

After stamping 3 images, I fussy cut so that I could layer them with dimensionals after curling them by rolling them on my pencil.  From this view, you can definitely see the dimension.  This card just seemed to be begging for some pearls.  So, I happily obliged by using the rule of 3's.  

Jpyful Christmas inside

The inside of my card also has a bit of decoration.  The sentiment from  Joyful Christmas adds a nice message.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!