Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Dreams

11/25/2015 Update: Christmas Dreams was a Top Three winner in AHSC #134!

Making a card for the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #134 was tricky this week. I could see plenty of ideas for scrapbooking but it took a while to develop my card. I was shopping and heard the song, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and that's how the idea developed.

Taking a card base of white cardstock, a panel of Calypso Coral cardstock was adhered. A piece of scrap gold-flaked vellum was die cut. The die gives the look of a cloud and represents the dream in the song. Images from several paper collections were fussy cut and adhered to DSP in Pool Party. All but three images were popped up with Dimensionals.

Close ups:

A few little touches were added such as the rhinestone on the tree, the holly on the "25" and the red bow on the small gift image. The house image was too tall for the space so two rows of windows were cut out and the top of the house reattached. Three dots were added to carry the Pool Party color to the lower left corner.

The sentiment is from the song and was computer generated on white cardstock and shadowed with DSP. The inside of the card was decorated with another fussy-cut house image.

Take a look at the creativity of the AHSC Design Team!

Techniques: Stamping (inside), die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: 5" x 5"
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Computer generated sentiment, Paper Trey "In the Meadow" (inside)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Paper: MME scraps; vellum (gold flaked) from stash; Nordic Noel & Home for Christmas DSP Collections
Die: Lawn Fawn Puffy Border
Misc.: Enamel dots, Dimensionals, rhinestone


  1. I LOVE all the details in your card. You took this sketch to a whole different level, great job! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. What a gorgeous card- I love how you have created this from the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at AHSC.

  3. Love it! Love this song playing in my head while I look at it too....

  4. Love, love, love this!!! What a beautifully created card, love all of the little details and the great use of the designer papers. Perfect!!! :)

  5. All the worries of what will we create out of this worry. You did a great job...I'm still mulling it over in my head. Really like the vellum for the dream cloud.