Hero Arts is starting a new challenge for the month of October and this time around it includes making Holiday Cards. I love the fact that they have provided not 1 sketch but 3 to help inspire all of us. Also, we can make a Holiday card using non-holiday stamps. Check out these beauties on the Company Blog.
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The colours for this challenge were based on the challenge over at Paper & Such blog. I so love these colours and so will you. There is still time to play along!
Design Seeds - You Have To Check This Out!
Now I know that some of you may think that these colours are more for Autumn but really when you do up a Christmas Card country style, these colours fit right in with the rest of the card. Tell me what you think!
This is the pic my hubby thought I should use. But here is my pic that I thought was better. (I took them both, while he held up the flashlight! Honest he did!) I think that my pic shows the true colours of the above challenge better. It doens't really matter I guess as long as the picture is nice. I would love to take better pics that is for sure. I love my camera, but wish I knew how to use it better! Some day!
This card is also being submitted to the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - So Distressing
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Anything Goes
Adhesive: Easy Glider Pro
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ranger, Stampin Up'
Embellishments: Handmade Flowers, jute, pearls, die-cut flowers and border.
The woodgrain stamp with white craft ink was stamped onto drk. brown cardstock. The piece was then inked around the edges with drk.chocolate chip. This was then trimmed and added to card base. A cranberry red strip of cardstock was inked with walnut distress ink and drk. chocolate chip around the edges. The snowflake image was then stamped in various places on the strip and adhered to the card front. The paper that is seen from the bottom of the card, is a piece of old paper bag that has been crumpled, smoothed out and then distress with the two inks mentioned above. This was added to the card front in the bottom location. The scalloped border, along with pattern paper were added to the center of card. Jute was then wrapped around card and tied in a bow at one side. To complete card, handmade flowers, pearls, and distressed die-cut leaves where then added to the card.
I know that I was suppose to share the card that I made for Thanksgiving. In all honesty I didn't get it all completed. I needed to add some ribbon and some embellishments. I thought that was no big deal and that I could get that completed this morning when there was testing going on in our Homeschooling. Well that didn't happen. Other important things came up and my crafting had to wait. So I hope to complete it tomorow and share some pics of our Apple Picking Adventure as well.
I trust that your all doing well and enjoying the Autumn weather. Maybe a good time to get a head start on your Christmas crafting. Until next time.