Sunday, September 3, 2017

Loads of Christmas Wishes

9/10/2017 Update: Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers for the week ending 9/09/2017.

9/06/2017 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!


Here it is - September, and I only have a few Christmas cards made. I thought I could accomplish one per week but it has not happened. I managed to get one made for this week and here it is! The layout was inspired by a sketch challenge.
The images were stamped onto white cardstock, die cut and colored with markers. The sentiment was stamped and the shape is from a punch.. On a panel of white cardstock, a strip of black cardstock was added to represent the road and the tree was adhered and topped with a sparkly snowflake. The strip of patterned paper was added along with the green satin ribbon and red sequins. The remaining elements were popped up and adhered with foam tape. A piece of ribbon was added to the lower right corner of the sentiment. The inside was stamped with the image of gifts and colored.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #227








2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #349 (Always Christmas; add sparkle this week.)

3. Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #134 (Anything Goes)






4. Addicted to Stamps & More #257 ("Make Your Mark" by using pens, pencils, chalks, paints, brushes etc.)

5. Happy Little Stampers September Challenge (Anything Goes with Dies)






Techniques: Coloring, stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2

Materials
Stamps: Stampendous
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Stampin' Up! DSP stripe from stash
Dies: Stampendous
Punch: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape; ribbon, sequins, snowflake from stash

13 comments:

  1. Great card! That's a lot of coloring and it's so beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

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  2. Cheery colors and you can't go wrong with a Country Christmas theme! Love it!

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  3. That's a very cool card Melanie! Love the old truck filled up with gifts, cute design! :) I need to get going on my Christmas cards too...I only have about 10 made myself!

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  4. Wonderful Christmas card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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  5. Wow, Melanie, that's definitely a truckload of gifts! Lots of good wishes and lots of wonderful colour. This card has such a great old-fashioned feel to it. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  6. A truck load of presents. Who wouldn't love that. Beautifully colored and executed card, Melanie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  7. What a fun card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  8. Melanie this is simply a great Christmas card. The truck packed up with a load of presents is awesome. Love all the colours. Thanks for sharing your card creation and joining us this week for the Watercooler Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.

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  9. You've created a most marvelous Christmas scene with your present-laden truck and decorated tree! I'm sooooo far behind with Christmas cards that I'm nearly at the YIKES stage! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!
    ~carol

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  10. A lot of fantastic coloring and so bright and cheery...Christmas just around the corner, can you believe it? Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

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  11. Adorable card! Your colors and coloring are picture perfect. It would be a delight to receive this card for Christmas. Thanks for playing along this week with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  12. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love the images you chose as well as the festive color combo, and your coloring is impeccable. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 349 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

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