The card below was designed for the challenge on Paper Players this week (APP11). I love to do challenges even though I have not been selected as a winner as yet, it is still challenging my creativity and I love it.
I started with a 5 1/4 x 51/4 base card of Cherry Cobbler. Then I layered that with a 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Always Artichoke. Next layer is a 5 x5 piece of the beautiful 'Deck the Halls' DSP from the Holiday Mini ( I love this paper). I cut a 2" strip from Very Vanilla and punched opposite long sides with the Scallop Trim Punch. I layered it with a 1" strip of Cherry Cobbler. I cut my Always Artichoke plain circle with the now retired Coluzzle which I also love. Then I cut my scallop circle from Very Vanilla with the Scallop Circle #2 Die and the wonderful Big Shot. I then stamped my image on the scallop circle using the stamp set 'Greeting Card Kids' which I also love. I could say that about just about everything in the new mini catalog. Next I punched 2 holes for the Glimmer Brads Basics with my Crop-A-dile. I put the circles on with dimensionals. I used the Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers to color the image. Lastly, I sponged around all layers with Cherry Cobbler and/or Always Artichoke. Nice finish!
I know it is only August but it is never to soon to start designing your Christmas cards. December will be here before we know it. I hope you like this card as much as I do and that it will inspire you to start designing your own Christmas cards soon.
Thanks for stoppin in!
Have a Blessed Day!
"You're blessed when you stay the course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God".