Sunday, November 9, 2014

Deck the Halls!

Hi friends!

I know, I've been MIA for a while! But, there's some great challenges that I got to play along with tonight and I'm here to share a Christmas card. Hard to believe Christmas is a little over a month away!

I'm submitting my card to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches--they provided such a fun sketch and I immediately knew what I'd make.
The Paper Players--they provided the color inspiration.
Simon Says Stamp! Monday challenge--having "ornaments" on the card.
Word Art Wednesday--"anything goes" FAVORITE!

Without further ado, here's my card and the challenge badges will be underneath the card.

 I was delighted to find this stamp on clearance several months ago. I believe it's from Hero Arts and I loved using it as a background. (I might make my own stamp pad next time so I can have several colors on the background and not just one). I stamped and clear embossed it. Then, I used a Sizzix die for the ornament and stamped and embossed several snowflakes on the ornament. I layered the pieces on some red metallic/shimmery cardstock from Die Cuts with a View. The final touch was to add some red gems to the snowflakes and the string of lights. Super easy to do--and could be mass produced, too--but still looks elegant because of all the shimmer and embossing.

Have a great week, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love your stamped background! The ornament is the perfect trim! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. What a wonderful background! Great job combining challenges - this card is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. A great use of the sketch - showing off the collage of festive words! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. This is SO pretty, Pat. Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope to have you play along again with us this coming week. I enjoy your cards SO much.
    Many blessings,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Such a great background stamp! It looks perfect in the colors! The ornament is beautiful with the embossed snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. What a fabulously festive card! I love the background and how you made the ornament hanging off the card. That shade of green is just perfect- not too bright and not too dull. I also really like the little pops of red you included. This card is both whimsical and elegant and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for sharing your work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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