Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Greetings!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! My family and I had a very good Thanksgiving weekend, even the weather cooperated this year---sunny and mild!

I still have the privilege of working as a Guest Designer for CR84FN!  The designers at CR84FN have been so kind! I have really had lots of fun being part of their team. Please visit all of the other designer's blogs and check out their great creations! You will see some amazing talent!

This is the SECOND week for this challenge at CR84FN!

And here is the card I created for this week's color challenge:

The holly leaves and berries were made by using my Cricut Machine and the Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season. I cut the leaves at 2 1/2 inches. I put foam tape between the layers to add depth. I highlighted the centers of the berries with a white Sakuri Gel Pen and the veins of the leaves with a brown Sakuri Gel Pen.  I went over the veins of the leaves again with a glitter pen. This is very subtle in this photo.

The holly was then adhered to a circle of DP that was cut with my SpellBinders Standard Circles die. The paper behind the holly is from the Tinsel(Memory Box) 6x6 paper pad. The reindeer paper is from Blitzen (Bo Bunny) and the green paper is from the Warm Wishes (Recollections) Scrapbook paper pad. I love this paper from Warm Wishes because the back side of the paper is Kraft!  I added some twine and a red button to balance the red in the reindeer paper and the holly berries. I know, I know...the color challenge is Tan, Brown & Green. But how can you make a Christmas card without a little bit of red!

 Don't forget to check out all of the other designer's blogs!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Winter Greetings (Northwoods)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
Paper: Tinsel (Memory Box), Blitzen (Bo Bunny), Warm Wishes (Recollections), Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
Cricut Machine and Cricut cartridge-Joys of the Season
Dies: Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles (Spellbinders)
          Scallop Ribbon Border (My Favorite Things)


Mona Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful card Mackie! Love the Cricut cut Holly embellishment and the text stamped label!

Rosemary said...

wow... absolutely gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Mackie! Love the holly berries and leaves and the wonderful detail you added!

Marie said...

Lovely card, Mackie. Love how you were able to use brown and tan for Christmas! Fantastic use of the colors even the small touch of 'red.'

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, this is so PRETTY! LOVE the twine and that red button! LOVE the reindeer paper and the holly! So much detil went into it but it was so well worth it! GORGEOUS!

Deborah Frings said...

Mackie - this is a beautiful Christmas card. I do like the holly leaves and berries, with gorgeous backing paper. You can see the sparkle too! Lovely!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love the layered holly!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Mackie love this card! The holy die dut is glorious!!!

igła i nitka said...

Beautiful card! I like very much these shapes and combination of colours.