Friday, November 20, 2015

Joy to the World Christmas Tree Cards

I thought I'd go to town to the grocery store today until it started sleeting and snowing. Hmmmm. . . it seemed better to stay inside and make Christmas cards.  So here's the first of several quick posts showing the results so far.

I used this awesome Inspiration photo from Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge to make these two cards. I used the green, red, and gold colors along with the nativity images in the background to inspire my .inside theme

 
The image I used is an older ODBD stamp called Christmas Tree Collage. It has the music for Joy to the World in the background.  I colored the balls and candle flames with Prismacolor pencils, then added tiny pearls to the first tree and gold and cream organdy ribbon.  I masked and stamped just the word Joy from a sentiment in the ODBD set Christmas Verses. I backed the image block with gold glitter cardstock, black cardstock, and a red scalloped mat cut using Cricut Artbooking.


 This second card is embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder, matted on an old green plaid scrap, Martha Stewart leafy branch punch, pearls, red enamel gems, and more gold-trimmed organdy ribbon.


Thank you for visiting! May God bless you as you share your love with Christmas cards for your friends and family!

I'm sharing this set of cards with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - T - 'Tis the Season
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #255 - red and green
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - ribbons and pearls
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge 263 - photo inspiration
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - decorations

Sparkles Winners Badge

7 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, I love both of your cards!! The Christmas Tree Collage image looks fantastic colored as well as embossed in gold!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and have a blessed week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Vickie but I just love the second with the embossing and the added pine branches and details. Stunning Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

Great work! Two lovely variations!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Sheena
xxx

Joan said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the collage stamp and you have used it to great effect on both cards

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this month

Joan

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kathy D. said...

I saw that you won at Sparkles Christmas Challenge last month. Just wanted to make sure you claimed your prize as Deedee's Digis is closing the doors on Dec 31st and won't be able to redeem your gift code after that. If you have any troubles contact me.
Kathy D.
Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator
dunnitagaindesigns@gmail.com