Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Card Challenges: Joy

This week, I made a card in response to two card challenges. The Paper Players challenge is to make a card with Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke and River Rock. I had not used Riding Hood Red in a while, but I really do like anything red. Freshly Made Sketches had a layout challenge, where stampers are to make a card with the given layout. Those are fun for me because they give me ideas of how to design my cards differently.

Here is what I used to make the card:

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Always Artichoke Card Stock, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"
Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, 2" X 3 3/4" (two pieces)
River Rock Card Stock, 4" X 5 1/4"
Very Vanilla Card Stock 2 1/4" X 3 3/4"
Always Artichoke Classic Ink
Ridinghood Red Classic Ink
Red jewels
Sizzix Hero Arts Framelets Stamp & Die cut set
Snowburst Embossing Folder


  1. Beautiful tree -love the ornaments! Very pretty Christmas card!

  2. Oh so pretty! This has been a very popular sketch in blogland this week---at least with the stampers I've seen! LOVE this tree! I wish my Christmas tree could look like this! Thanks for playing with my PP color challenge this week!

  3. Your tree is so festive with all those red ornaments! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. What a fun Christmas card! I love all those ornaments; I haven't tried that with Lovely as a Tree! It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. It's all about the tree, lovely decorations and your designer paper choice certainly compliments it. I like how you off set the sentiment oval with the red. Thanks' for playing at The Paper Players this week.

  6. That tree is always beautiful but you have really stepped it up with the red ornaments! Lovely card! So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    Jen Timko

  7. Gorgeous tree with the ornaments! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  8. A simply pretty card! I love the red rhinestones with this DSP. They're perfect together. Thanks so much for joining the Paper Players this week!

  9. Beautiful combination of challenges! A very classic Christmas combination! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. I love your Christmas tree with all the pretty red baubles! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  11. Now, that's one decked out tree! Love it! All those red ornaments that add the perfect touch of festive cheer. The layered tag is really cool, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  12. How pretty! Love the tree all decked out! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players and at Freshly Made Sketches.

  13. Such a pretty card! I love the red pearls on the tree!