Saturday, February 20, 2010

Challenges - Christmas cards!!

February Christmas cards!! I have decided to follow Tracy's and Sylvia's Christmas card challenges this year so I have created this card to satisfy both of those!! Very happy with the cards!! Thanks to both of them for issuing the challenges which the rest of us can use to get cards made early. I have also used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches just for the challenge with a few tweaks.
I am enjoying the challenges!! Tracy wanted us to use Olympic colours and Sylvia wanted us to use an evergreen tree so combined with the TM sketch I used a white card base, layered on a turquoise layer which was embossed with the D'vine swirl embossing folder (CB), added a white strip border punched with the new SU scallop trim punch on both sides with a pin pricked design, green and blue squares and a scallop that features a glittered tree!! The scallop is from a scalloped circle Nesties set. The tree is a label cut with a small Sizzix tree die. I glued the paper side of the label tree to the scallop and used a stipple brush to add some blue sky. I cut the backing of the label which is facing out with an exacto knife to reveal the tree trunk and added black fine glitter ($1 store), then removed the snow part and added white fine glitter and lastly removed the tree part and added green fine glitter (MS). I burnished the glitter in nicely so it would be well stuck in place. I am loving this technique - using glitter with sticky label die cuts - so many possibilities!!!
I totally encourage you to give the challenges a try and get your Christmas cards made early!! 10 before the end of February! Unheard of for me!!


  1. what a wonderful bunch of Xmas cards. Nice to start getting a batch of them done waaaay before due date. BIG GRIN
    I've also got some done, only because they were rejected by the magazine I submitted them for. sigh!!

  2. WOW! You'll definitely be set when Christmas comes. Great take on all of your challenges for these. :)

  3. These turned out great!! Thanks for playing along this month. :0)

  4. Love it! I like that my sketch is helping you get your Christmas cards done early!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Lovely cards! You're going to be set come December! You won't know what to do with all that free time!


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