Oct 7, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome.  It's Friday and time for a couple of challenges.
First up the Blogger Challenge this week:  This wonderful CAS sketch:
Be sure to check out the other members blog (see my sidebar for links) to see how they used this great sketch.


Once again I've combined this challenge with the Annabelle Challenge: Say it with NO Designer Paper.  OMG - That sort of scared me as I rarely make a card anymore that doesn't use DP.  But being the "trouper" that I am (ha ha) I took up the challenge and here is what I came up with.

I started with a card base of Kraft (Crumb Cake) and stamped the snowflakes from, Santa's Star which happens to be on sale this week with Craft White pigment ink.  The next layer was done using Handsome Hunter (retired SU) card stock that I embossed with the Snow Dots embossing folder.  It's a little hard to see in the photo but it's there.  The strip of red is Real Red cs pierced and then I added some of the pretty Christmas ribbon available on the Annabelle Store blog.
I stamped the larger Christmas tree with sentiment on Whisper White cs, colored with Prisma Color Pencils and cut it out and mounted it with foam dimensional tape.  The smaller trees were stamped directly on the white panel and colored the same way.  I added Chili 3mm Sprinkles from Annabelle.  The stars on the smaller trees were colored with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen and the larger star has Lemone Glitter on it.  I also added punched photo corners of Kraft cs and mounted the panel on a piece of Close to Cocoa cs.

We've added a new DT member.  Our fabulous Guest Designer from last month, Iwona (Chupa) has agreed to join the DT so please stop by her blog and give her a warm welcome.  You won't be sorry.  Her card is just fabulous!

You can now participate in all the weekly challenges and have a chance for the $20 Gift Voucher given away at the end of the month.  You can even combine the challenge with the monthly sketch challenge if you'd like.  Just be sure to link back on the Annabelle Blog so we can see your card.

Lastly we have BIG things coming next week starting the 15th with new Sneak Peeks and you won't want to miss them.  The new stamps are so doggone cute.  I can't wait for you to see them.

28 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Lovely card, Ida! Great background stamping :)

Rachel Hope said...

Great Christmas card! Love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terrific, Ida. Lovely card!!

Lisa Bohler said...

I like the ribbon usage and lovely trees!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a darling imes of the trees- I love the ribbon- perfect mage for this sketch.

MJ said...

What a fun and whimsical Christmas card. Love it!

Basement Stamper said...

Yes, not using designer paper these days is very difficult!!! Glad that you were able to accomplish it as it looks fantastic with the snowflakes on the background (again-great minds think alike). I love the framing of the image also. Adorable trees!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab holiday card, wonderful use of your stamps to create your own DP for your base card. Great dimension to the popped trees.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great card! I can't believe we have to think Christmas already! TFS!

Sue W said...

Hi Ida,
your card is lovely, love the layout and the stamped snowflakes. Really like the way you've backed the ribbon with card and piercing to add some width...great!

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS card - love those trees!

Linda Monroe said...

Ida,
This is very cute. I love the white snowflakes on crumb cake (still want to call it kraft) and the ribbon is precious.

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Pretty image. Love how your base and your panel complement each other.

GCgirl said...

These trees are so cute...and you did a great job without DSP! The snowflakes are a perfect backdrop :-D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a beautiful card, Ida.

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! Love the images and the ribbon...{SMILES}

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

SQUEAL...what adorable Christmas trees these are. Love them.

ChristineCreations said...

Adorable little trees! And a great layout too!

Clara said...

What a cute Christmas card. I really like the background you created!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

As always, your cards are so cute -- I love the trees and the background stamping -- thought it was some sort of DSP!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Ida! These images are darling! I especially love the tree with the sentiment! :D

Heidi Hihn said...

Cute Christmas card!! Love what you did with the DP!!

Tiffany said...

Love love your card! The trees are so cute. The layout of your card is fabulous too!

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card Ida!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Ida! Love the snowflake background! These trees are so cute!

Lori said...

Just adorable, Ida! No need for designer paper at all!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

So cute. I love the trees!

maryr917 said...

you made such a cute card ida-it's hard to make a card with no dsp-your bg is great and I just love the ribbon you used