Wednesday, November 18, 2015

52 Christmas Throwdown Color Challenge

This week at 52 Christmas Throwdown the challenge is to use the colors green and purple. I chose to use one of the sketches out of the 52 Christmas Throwdown sketch archive, and here is the sketch I used.

Here is the card I made using the sketch.

The stamps I used for my creation are from the Penny Black stamp set, " Most Wonderful". I stamped the ornament image 3 times, once in green, and 2 times in purple. I used one of the purple images for the base image, I cut out the ribbon and the clock face out of the green, attached the ribbon with dimensional tape, and used double sided tape for the clock face. I then cut out the snowflake and hands from the other purple image, and adhered it to the top of the face with dimensional tape. I made the layered band using a snowflake punch that I have in my stash, layered them, and attached them to the card base before I added my image. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I had all those little snowflakes left over after punching the border, so I added them  to the card as well, adding Jewel Dazzles to the middle of them.

I really liked the way this card turned out, so I made a couple more. I really like this color combination, it isn't exactly traditional, but they do look lovely on the card.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mojo Monday 422

For this post I made an entry for this week's Mojo Monday challenge. The first week of the month is prize week, and we all love prizes!

Here is another one of those cute little reindeer form the Mama Elephant's Reindeer Games stamp set. I made the scalloped circle from a scalloped circle Spellbinders die, the design paper is from DCWV's Christmas Combo Matstack, and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Hello everyone, yes, it's that time of year again when we're all thinking about Christmas, and all those cards we need to get finished to send out before the big day. I, myself, have been pretty busy. I have recently discovered a great site that I've found for lots of Christmas card insperation, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Each week they have great challenges, and this month they are also having a design team call. This week is a sketch challenge.

Here is the card I created using this week's sketch.

I made my card using one of my newest favorite stamp sets, Mama Elephant's Reindeer Games. I just love this stamp set, the little reindeer are so cute, with all their adorable poses. I know I'll be using this one a lot. The designer paper is from the DCWV Winter Matstack, and the die cuts are from Spellbinders. Although you can't see it very well in the photo, I dotted the die cut snowflake, and the snowflakes on the background paper with Crystal Stickles, which I think adds a nice little touch of bling to the card.