Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

If you haven't checked out the 365 Cards blog, you've got to check it out!  It's full of must-see challenges ... rather must-participate challenges!!!  Today's challenge was a sketch challenge. 

365 Cards:  Day 253 Challenge - Super Sketchy Sunday
Isn't this sketch adorable? 


Since I'm still in leftover Christmas spirit, it's no surprise that today's card also has a holiday theme. 
Sentiment: 
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree (outside)
... have a Happy Holiday (inside)
Now try not to have this song running through your head all day! 


Yesterday's challenge at DCRU was the challenge that keeps on giving for me.  It inspired me to get out my die-cuts and play around today.  And then die-cuts transitioned into using my blind embossing folders too.  I think my favorite part of this card is the tiny polka dot embossing on the tree and the swirl-embossed background that I tied into the paper design.

Ingredients:
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  Imaginisce (Snowy Jo)
Stamp:  My Sentiments Exactly
Die-cuts:  nestibilities; Quickutz (Tree)
Embossing:  Cuttlebug (Swirls and Polka Dots)
Ink:  Colorbox (Chestnut Roan, Terra Cotta, Olive Pastel and Lime Pastel)
Other:  gems

Thanks for checking out today's challenge!  As always, happy crafting!

8 comments:

kristie sessions said...

lovely take on the sketch! I LOVE LOVE LOVE christmas cards so much. You really can't get too much of them. thanks for playing with us at 365!

fabricbutterfly said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, I just love that tree, and papers, great job!!!

MicheleV said...

What a fun, great card - love the tree!

TesaB said...

Great card! I love your embossing, it's simply beautiful!

Rose said...

love the embossing and jems on the tree :0) perfect card

Gloria Stengel said...

I love the bling and the layers. Great job!

~amy~ said...

perfect holiday card!!

Pam said...

So fun and festive!!