Thursday, February 9, 2012

ABC Christmas with 52(Christmas) Card Throwdown

We've had a lot of warm weather this winter. This week I've been scrapbooking photos from three Februarys ago when we had a 70 degree day in Kansas City. My three grandsons were playing in short sleeves on the playground. I took a million photos in the two hours I watched them play, so I still had a few I hadn't scrapbooked. It was a marvelous day, but tomorrow we'll have single-digit temperatures in the morning. Just the right time to make a few Christmas cards. ABC Christmas Challenge Blog is on the letter "C" for adding charms. I used the great sketch #2 from 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown and paper-pieced an ornament for the card.

I love the way this ornament is cut out on the Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. Then you stamp the die cut with the coordinating stamp. I'm entering this card in Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge to use die cuts. The stamp set tells on the clear carrier sheet what size to cut out each image. Of course, I stamped the ornament the second time in Cranberry and cut it out, and glued it in place over the green image. I outlined some of the features on the bird before cutting him out.

5.25" x 5.25" card:
Paper - Close To My Heart - "Mistletoe" paper collection
Stamps - CTMH - A Holiday (sentiment), (ornament -Nov. 2011 constant campaign special)
Ink - CTMH Black, New England Ivy, Cranberry
Other -heart charm and ribbon unknown from my "stash", CTMH Cranberry marker to outline bird features, sponge


Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is just STUNNING! LOVE that ornament image--and the patterned paper at the bottom is fabulous! :) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week! :)

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love that ornament - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 58 - hope to see you soon - new challenge tomorrow morning x

Rocky said...

Beautiful card, love the colours too.

Karen said...

Such a pretty card, lovely colour mix hugs Karen x

Betty Benton said...

Saw this one showcased over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown -- it is just beautiful. All the special touches make it one spectacular card!

Karen said...

Congratulations Vickie you got an honourable mention at 52{CCT} hugs Karen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and that charm is just perfect for your card too! Thanks for entering your card at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - really elegant!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge...I hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x