Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Following the Star

This adorable image is called "Birth of a King" and I just love how it shows the snowfamily following the star to find the baby Jesus.  It's so cute, I just HAD to make another Christmas card.  I'm so excited that I got to use up a bunch of scraps that I've been saving for a couple years, 'cause they were just too pretty to throw away.  Sometimes, super layered cards can be hard (at least for me) since you have to coordinate all the papers and have enough different patterns to make it work.  But a bonus, is that you can piece together scraps that aren't big enough for anything else. I'll tell you a secret (don't tell anyone, ok?): the poinsettia layer is actually THREE small pieces that I was able to make look like one larger piece.  And the green dotted paper is actually TWO pieces.  You'd never know, would you?  So, there's my tip for you today.  If the middle part is going to be covered up, you don't have to use a continuous piece of paper.  Now, go out and use up those scraps!

Creative Inspirations #211--ribbon and pearls
Charisma Cardz #16--polka dots
Crimbo Crackers #40--anything goes as long as it is Christmas related
Winter Wonderland--photo inspiration (I used red and the scraps of poinsettia papers)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #122--ribbons and bows
Cutie Pie Challenges #43--lots of layers
Squigglefly #17--Odd Man Out (use odd numbers--I have three snowman, three pearls, one ribbon)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #60--lots of layers
Take Time for you #91--dots and stripes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--anything Christmas goes

Stamps: Squigglefly "Birth of a King" digi image
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack


Fabiola said...

super jolie ta carte, biz

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Holly Young said...

Super cute Heather, and yay for you getting more cards in your Christmas stash! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully creative. Great design, colours and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous take on the photo and what a beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

karalschuknecht said...

This is a beautiful card, and I love how you have done it. Thanks for joining us this week for Lots of Layers.
Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Kathy Bradley said...

What a sweet and adorable image and card. thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

that's great and makes me think I should start making my Christmas cards too. Love the tip about the cardstock that doesn't show...I do that when I have that expensive piece of lace....that goes underneath something. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly Cheers, Holley

nwilliams6 said...

Oh, I love snowmen and this is a warm and sweet scene. Great Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Squigglefly Odd Man Out Challenge.

bumblebee creations said...

what a fun little card-with such great meaning!! Love it! Thanks for playing with Squigglefly!