Sunday, September 21, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge

Happy Sunday!  There's a new challenge over on the Christmas Card Challenge blog this week.  We have this lovely photo as inspiration for you.  The first thing I saw was the colors.  I love brown and red together...who am I kidding?  I love brown with anything!  My favorite color!

There's an old paper pack from SU called Christmas Cocoa that I immediately thought of using, then changed my mind.  I've been wanting to try out this die cutting technique...I think I failed because you can't really see the die cut!  Oh well, you can see it when it's in your hand and that's what matters, right?  What I did was stamp various snowflakes in red, brown, and a second generation brown in the center of the cardstock.  Then I die cut the word "Merry" out of that piece and six times from scrap white cardstock.  I stacked all seven together and then placed it on top of the opening.  There is Wink of Stella shimmer on the die cut.

Here's a close-up so you can see it more clearly. 

You can see more from the Design Team on the Christmas Card Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Glad Tidings (Verve), Secret Santa (My Time Made Easy)
Paper:  Riding hood red, soft suede
Paper:  Recollections white
Accessories:  Christmas Greetings die (MFT), Wink of Stella shimmer



sandie said...

I love this technique and you can see the Merry and yor design of snowflakes is fabulous x

Nancy said...

AWESOME card!!!!

Anita in France said...

These colours are just gorgeous together, Lisa ... kind of Santa meets gingerbread man ... so festive ... and I love the stacked merry! Anita :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!! :)

Gerrina said...

I;ve seeen the technique before and didnot want to try this one, because I expected the same resault... Hugs, Gerrina

Vicki Dutcher said...

What yummy colors!! Love this look - never would of thought of this with my brain -- Christina is amazing!

Bridie Payne said...

Stunningly simple card

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! The colors are amazing, so is the card!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card! I love the effect the sentiment gives!

Ina said...

What an amazing card with such a simple idea. Perfect for mass production. Love it.


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