Sunday, July 29, 2012

Merry Little Christmas

It's been ages since I played along with a Splitcoast sketch challenge, so I dug into SC393 and made card #23 for Project Christmas 2012.

I wasn't sure how this card would turn out because the sketch is quite different from anything I normally do. But that's the good thing about challenges, right? They get us out of our comfort zone. I used the Jumbo Banner Days STAX Die-namics to cut out the patterned paper (which is My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas), and I cut out the same size from cream card stock. Then I simply trimmed the edges of the patterned piece to reveal the cream mat. I wanted the scalloped piece to stretch right across my card so I cut it out using the Simply Scallops Medium Die-namics and wrapped some Maraschino Red twine around it. I chose Red Hot card stock for the sentiment panel, and the sentiment is from Inspired by Christmas from MFT. The Let It Snowflakes Die-namics were a given as embellishments and I cut them from cream card stock and Puff Cloud White felt.

On the inside I used a combination of the same Die-namics dies and another sentiment from the set, stamped directly onto the Kraft base layer.

Here are the Die-namics I used:

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Cornelie said...

Really love this idea!!Great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen! Let's put aside the fact that I simply cannot process Xmas projects right now...It's 105 today here! Your card, however, is absolutely awesome!! :-)

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card! Great use of the banner die this way!