Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I'm not positive, but I think this may be the first time I have combined two challenges in one card (yay me!). I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge. That being said, there a couple of things I would do differently on this card. For one, I think I would group the white brads closer together (the proportion seems off to me) and the other you may not have even noticed was a problem. I clear embossed the "merry christmas" sentiment from the Christmas Greeting set at the bottom of the card. I thought it would show up nicely against the Always Artichoke color. How wrong I was! I can barely see it, and I've got the original in hand!! I like this card enough to make it again, but I will definitely stamp first and emboss later. I'm not sure it shows in the photo, but I also clear embossed the ornaments, cut them out and popped them on dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by and here's the complete recipe:
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Christmas Greetings,
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wintergreen
Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Dusty Durango, Versamark
Accessories: Brads, Clear EP, dimensionals, sponging


Unknown said...

jen...this is such a pretty christmas card! great job on combining challenges...once you do it for the first time it gets easier and easier! LOL!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this did a fabulous job! :)


laurie said...

Great card..I love how you did the ornaments!

Butternutsage said...

this is gorgeous Jeanette. I love the color scheme and miss soft sky so much!