Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It's not yet Christmas but I am making holiday cards here and there as I can. This card is for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #438, which runs through Sunday evening, September 19, 2021. 

Onto a blue card base, I added a panel of pink cardstock and then another panel of patterned Christmas paper. The paper has plenty of sparkle because it's foiled with silver. In keeping with the sketch, I added a horizontal strip in a diagonal metallic stripe, followed by the pink sentiment banner. The banner was stamped and heat-embossed with the sentiment before adding the foam tape to adhere to the card front. A bow was added. The inside was lined with a panel of Basic White cardstock and decorated with matching patterned paper.

The art of photography continues to elude me. This foiled paper is alive with shine and my embossed sentiment appears perfect to the human eye (and quite possibly my cat's eye) but I continue to miss the reflective features when using a camera.

If you're seeking a sketch challenge, then the AHSC438 Blog is the place to go.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Stampin' Up "Whimsy and Wonder" DSP
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (striped organdy)
EP: SSS Ultra Fine Silver
Punch: Stampin' Up! Scalloped Tag Topper
Misc.: Rhinestones, foam tape


  1. Very pretty! It's always a good idea to get started on holiday cards!
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

  2. What pretty paper and colors! I love the stripe ribbon, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week. (Photos just never capture the IRL sparkle/shine. It is frustrating to me as well♥)

  3. Such a sweet Christmas card, love your gorgeous papers! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. Very pretty card, that paper is wow! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  5. What a cute card. The paper colors you selected are wonderful and bring the whole card together. Thank you for playing with us at the Atlantic Hearts Skecch Challenge.
    Anna, Design Team

  6. Pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week. Nice take on Sketch #438