Sunday, June 14, 2020

A Child is Born

I finally managed to make another Christmas card!  It's been a while, so I'm glad I got the chance to just play and make one.  I was pushed a little by a challenge to create something with your UFO's (unfinished objects).  I've had this adorable image sitting on my desk (colored even) for a loooooong time!  I'd say it's been printed out for several years.  Part of the problem is that I had cut a different image from the same sheet of paper and the cut was too close to this image making it impossible to die cut any shape around it.  So, I finally decided to fussy cut around the image and add it to a die cut circle. I popped it up with foam tape for some added dimension.
The color combo is a little brighter than I would normally use with an image like this, but I do like how it turned out.

Stamps: A Day For Daisies "A Sign I Give" digi; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment and "Beyond Measure" greenery (I added three little red nuvo drops to the sprig to look like berries)
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Labels 5"

Crafts Galore--anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge--layer it up
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #23--anything goes
Crafty Creations #410--anything goes
Christmas Craft Creations--Christmas trees (on my papers)

Cardz TV #116--anything goes
Crafty Friends #137--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #137--anything goes
Shopping our Stash #422--UFO's (my image has been colored and on my desk for a couple years)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Penny's Challenges #473--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #253--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #511--Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #494--anything goes with the optional twist: non--traditional colors


Joy Wilson said...

Very pretty card. I love the design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Elaine Stark said...

A delightful Christmas card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments Challenge. Elaine

Leanne said...

Wonderful layout and the background paper is awesome, thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks. Nice card!

Leanne DT/KC

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely design and great use of papers. Please note that to be eligible to be our winner or honourable mention you should include our challenge graphic in your blog post. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT said...

Thank you for sharing your card with us at a Craft of a Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

Donna said...

Beautiful card and design, like baby Jesus as the focal point!

cass said...

Gorgeous card with great patterned paper combo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Saphron said...

Super stunning! Love that layout, and the sentiment is gorgeous. Love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

Carol said...

Such a great layout, thanks for sharing the sketch. Great job fussy cutting...always a challenge for me. And the Christmas tree pattern paper is beautiful! Carol, DT

Claudia Rogier said...

I love this one. This is cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

mooi kaartje
Dank je wel voor je deelname
groetjes jolanda bongers
dt cheerful sketches

lauren bergold said...

such a lovely card and that beautifully colored image is a great save form the "UFO pile"! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this fortnight! ♥

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful image and love the sentiment. So many lovely papers, fab layout! So glad you joined us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at CCC!

Claudia Martins said...

Lovely card, wonderful layout and the background paper is awesome.…
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Claudia Martins - DT

Margreet said...

Love your take on the sketch with this fab Christmas card!
Thanks for joining Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

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Leslie said...

Absolutely FAB! Great sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, MLCCB DT
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Sarah said...

What a gorgeous layered Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT