Hi everyone. I looked at my box of Christmas cards this year and was surprised to see that I already have ten made :) Looks like I'm keeping up with my plan to make at least one a week - yay! So, continuing on, I used the challenge at Merry Monday (#148 - Red and Green) as my jumping off point for today's card.
And, I used Vicki's card from the current Muse Challenge (#107) for my layout and design. I liked how Vicki has a vertical strip, with her blocks of patterned paper split to include a stamped sentiment within the strip.
Vicki's Muse card
I started by masking off the front of my card. Then I placed a small piece of removable tape across where I wanted the sentiment to go. I placed a leafy stencil over top and sponged Shabby Shutters distress ink. I removed the masks and stamped my sentiment in red ink.
The poinsettia is die-cut with three layers from red cardstock. I sponged around the edges of all the petals with red ink to give it some dimension. Then I used my stylus and mat to shape the petals and assembled the flower with just little dabs of glue at the center.
This was a quick and easy card for me to make as I had the poinsettia already done and sitting in my unfinished project box. Actually, it's boxes ... and no matter how many times I pull something out to put on a card, there seems to be three more going back in. It's a loosing battle :)
Also wanted to remind everyone about the Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge - Sponging. I use sponging on the majority of my cards. Such an easy way to add colour, depth and dimension. :)
You may have noticed my blog has a few look! :) After four years of the same design, I thought it was time to try something new. Thanks to Kylie for helping me with all the technical parts of getting this set up. So appreciated, my friend!!
Stamps: Season of Joy (SU!)
Ink: Shabby Shutters (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: masking tape, leafy stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponges, Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps)
Muse #107 - Vicki Dutcher
HLS March CAS Challenge - Sponging