Friday, March 25, 2011

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge #16

It’s finally Friday and the beginning of Easter break! I'm ready for a little break in my regular routine. I hope to get back into the gym. I've been sitting out due to some issues with my legs and feet. So, feeling better now and I am ready to get back in my water aerobics class! This week I was able to join Sparkle and her creative elves again. I really {heart} creating Christmas cards all year. I play music and light a scented candle...such fun! Now, for our challenge this week, we were given this recipe: Use 1 designer paper, stars and rub-ons.

Here is the card I created. Can you spot the rub-on?

It’s the holly at the end of “Friends”. I accented it with a few tiny twinkles to make it sparkle. I have stars on the cream card stock and I ran that thru my Cuttlebug with a Fiskars ‘Stars’ texture plate. Using a Nestabilities Label One die, I cut out Dark Chocolate card stock and a piece of paper from BasicGrey’s Jovial collection. The focal image is a PSX stamp that I have had for at least 19 years. I stamped that onto cream card stock with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold filigree embossing powder, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. I tied on some bakers twine and double stitched ribbon, topped that off with a jaunty little bow, made with my Bow Easy, plopped on a chocolate button tied with a bit more bakers twine and adhered the whole piece onto my card front with dimensionals.

Here is a little peek at the inside. I really like finishing off the insides of my cards. Sometimes, I even do that first! The BG paper you see, is what was left after I used the Nestie to cut it for the focal panel. No waste!

I am so glad you joined me today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Until next time…



Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Barb. Your creations are always elegant. I loved hearing how you set the mood to create your Christmas cards, too. So YOU!

I'm sorry to hear you've had some issues with your feet and legs, but am happy for you that you can get back to your water aerobics. Have fun with that and on Easter Break!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! You did a fantastic job on this challenge. You card is so pretty! Love it!

Alanna said...

What a stunning card Barb. I love the whole thing and especially how you did the inside. Great job on using the negative of the paper. Looks absolutely fabulous.

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!