Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas in the Desert

While attending a crop yesterday, I decided to make a few Christmas cards. This is one of them. I was drawn to the sketch I had seen at a challenge and decided to use it for my layout.
A panel of red cardstock was adhered to a white card base. The panel of green with the large sentiment was from paper given to me by a fellow crafter. I like the hand-painted look of the brush script. A strip of paper with strung lights was adhered across the top of the card front. In keeping with the sketch, the row of cacti were die cut, colored with Copics and popped up across the top portion by die cutting fun foam to use as backing for the cacti. The inside was decorated with more of the cacti. Instead of a bow, two tiny banners were added and three candy dots finished the card.

I have submitted the card to the following challenges:

1. Hand Stamped Sentiments #277

2. Aud Sentiments #193

3. Crafty Creations #354

4. Three Amigos November Challenge #8 (Use CTMH Beary Christmas
paper packet.)

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting
Size: A2

Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red
Paper: CTMH "Beary Christmas" Collection
Die: Frantic Stamper "Cactus Chorus Line"
Misc.: Fun foam, Stampin' Up! Candy Dots


  1. What a fun Christmas card! Way to represent the southwest!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. That is fantastic Melanie! Love those dies, perfect for a Christmas card from the southwest. Great colors too! :)

  3. Wow!! such a fantastic card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  4. Awesome! Love that cacti border!! Very cute Christmas card and love that you played along with Three Amigos again this month!

  5. I love your Christmas in the desert card. The row of cacti is perfectly Christmasy. Great take on our sketch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. This one made me giggle! Love the cactus for Christmas! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.