Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Nature of Christmas

Happy Thursday bloggers!  Have you heard that there are less than 100 days until Christmas?  How has this happened?  Wasn't it just January 1, 2016??  I hope all of you crafters are in the midst of preparing...on that note, here is another Christmas card for my 2016 stash:

 
I have been "working" on this card for some time now.  I've had the Fred, She Said Pine Trees file imported into my Silhouette program for FOREVER, waffling back and forth about what to do with it.  I finally settled on making a pyramid with it, but I didn't want just a square or rectangle, so I went with ovals!  I did all the shapes in the Silhouette program, painstakingly making sure they were layered over the images just right.  I'm sure it should have been easy...LOL!  I also created the silver oval layer and the navy scalloped oval layer to perfectly match my image.  I dry embossed the upper part of the square card base with the Darice Snowflake Trim folder to add some more texture, and stamped The Paper Company Christmas Glamour sentiment on the flat lower area.  To better distinguish between the 2 areas, I added a strip of the sliver glitter paper, and this was done!  Well, with the exception of some Wink of Stella on selected parts of the image, of course!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #21:  Nature of Christmas
CHNC #299:  Cute or ATG for Christmas
Holly Jolly #81:  Technique-Embossing, wet or dry (mine is dry)
Winter Wonderland:  Use at least 2 dies OR add some Sparkle
Snowflakes Promise #29:  ATG or optional seasons theme
Christmas Card Challenges #41:  ATG or optional color challenge
Outlawz Paper ala Mode:  Fall/Winter Holidays
613 Avenue Create #189:  ATG or optional colors of fall
Broken Fairy Designs #11:  ATG or optional girlie twist
 
 
Well, that's all I could find...thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 

16 comments:

  1. Love this! Those stacked ovals are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

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  2. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 299 - hope to see you again soon x

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  3. We're happy to see your lovely card at 613 Avenue Create. Love the layers and texture and the pops of silver!

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  4. So pretty!!! Love those stacked ovals! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  5. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  6. I love how you stacked the image to make the card! Thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

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  7. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing on our porch at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  8. Your stacking technique is so cool! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

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  9. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion Challenges. Good Luck, hugs Valentina DT

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 296 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

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  11. I love the layering in your creation. Very precise! We are so blessed of you joining our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you'll join us again in the new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in 2 Timothy 2:10 which says, "For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory." Have a wonderful week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  12. wonderful winter/christmas card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  13. Wow...lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us for our Technique Challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

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  14. Wow! Gorgeous card - thank you so much for joining us at Digi Choosday this week xoxoxo

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  15. I just wanted to stop by and say Thank You for the lovely comments you have left on my blog. I really appreciate them.
    You have a lovely style of your own, gorgeous cards.
    Lorraine x

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  16. This is so beautiful! Great layers! Hugs, Autumn

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