Tis the Season

Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's been a while since I've added a Christmas card to my collection so I was feeling in a festive mood as I checked out some of my favorite challenges last night.  It just so happens that the flower challenge at Merry Monday, the inspiration photo at Festive Friday and the week four sketch at Viva la Verve all went together in my mind.



For some reason I make a lot of Christmas cards using kraft cardstock.  I like how it gives warmth to a design.  And the inspiration photo from Festive Friday definitely had some warm colors to my eye, like kraft, off white, and red.  I added some silver glimmer paper too because that little deer looked kind of shimmery to me.

Today is the start of a nice long weekend here and I am really looking forward to that extra day off from work.  I've got tons to do outside and so far it looks like the weather will cooperate!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Memorial Day to all my US friends!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #8 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Deck the Halls DSP (SU); Natural White (Neenah)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Pierced Oval STAX (My Favorite Things); Banner Bundle die (Verve); Blooming Poinsettia die (Memory  Box); Berry Blend sequins (Avery Elle)

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16 Responses to “Tis the Season”

Kristie Goulet said...

This is one stunning card, Jen! I LOVE the colors together and the patterned paper. Your poinsettia is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is so beautiful, Jen! The poinsettia is gorgeous!

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, lovely colors and layers :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the big rich pop of red on the neutral card base! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday, Jen!

Linda said...

Love this!! That poinsettia is just gorgeous. xx

JaynEryn said...

Very nice card - I think kraft works great with Christmas cards, too! :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and pretty flower. Great way to combine all 3 challenges.

Bonnie said...

I love these colors, Jen! And I love that beautiful poinsettia! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Karen D said...

Your card is so beautifully designed, I love the The soft kraft with the red. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Chris D. said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Jen! Love the soft neutrals paired with that lovely red flower and the little pop of silver glitter paper! TFS!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Jen, I love this layout and your poinsettia is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

http:/drdeweypibbs.blogspot.com said...

I like the white and red and the beige colors. Very beautiful balanced card.



Karren said...

Perfect balance of colors on this gorgeous card. That flower is a stunner!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jen! Just love your take on the sketch!!

Lynn said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning. I love the gorgeous die cut and the soft subtle patterned paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

This is really beautiful, Jen! The deep red poinsettia couldn't be prettier on that warm neutral background! It's really perfect for us at Festive Friday and so nice with your other inspirations as well! Lovely, LOVELY work!!! Thanks so much for joining us!