Saturday, October 10, 2009

Season of Christmas

I don't know about you but suddenly it's hitting me how soon it's going to be Christmas. I have hardly started making Christmas cards, so when I sat down to do my card for the OCC sketch challenge, I decided it had better be for Christmas.

First of all, you may be saying, "Lori came up with a sketch challenge?" I know - not really my specialty! But I knew that the OCC players like them and we hadn't done one in a few weeks. I came up with the sketch based on this card (for the OCC purposes it's simplified just a bit).

Looking through my Christmas stamps, I decided that Season of Joy would look good with this layout, if I made a row of trees. This stamp set is not new, but it's new to me, and I love it! I based my colors (real red, old olive, very vanilla) around this set of Christmas paper - which is from two years ago! I recently found a huge stash of SU Christmas paper that I plan to use for lots of Christmas cards this year.

I first stamped the tree twice, leaving room in between, then stamped the third tree, cut it out, and added some red Galaxy glitter. The word panel was made with the large stamp from this set, stamped multiple times with the Stamp-a-ma-Jig. I fiddled with the sketch a little because I wanted more of those fun words to show - I even slid the olive layer in between the vanilla layer and its red background, just to be different!

The sentiment comes from the same set, and I used my favorite oval punches. I covered the snowflake in "JOY" with a punched poinsettia, which I also gave the glitter treatment. The upper right corner needed something, so I stamped and cut out the poinsettia, added glitter to the berries, and placed it on top of a bow made from the olive Mistletoe ribbon that's in the mini catalog.

I hope you'll come and play along with the sketch challenge - I can't wait to see your creations!

15 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh!!! It is so pretty! Love the colours and the trees...how you used them for the 2nd panel in the sketch!!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Mrs B said...

Oh, your card is just beautiful! I love those stamps, and the colors you chose are fantastic!
CindyB

Loretta said...

Gorgeous! I love those trees!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love this. I have wondered what to make with this set. Now I am inspired!

Wendy J. said...

What a fun Christmas card Lori! I like the way you used the flower. Thanks for the great sketch!

jdmommy said...

What a wonderful Christmas card, Lori! I love how you combined the SU images here!! I love the green, but of course I ADORE the RED!!LOL!

Cheryl said...

love this love the colurs of the trees love cheryl xxxx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Lori! I LOVE the set and your stunning layout using it! What a fabulous bow too!

Thanks for the fun challenge this week! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Lori -- this one of my top fave Christmas sets that SU has ever made. Love how you have used it on this winning card!

njburk said...

Lori--You did a great job. Love that set and really love how you decorated your middle tree!

the funkie junkie said...

Terrific card, Lori, for a terrific sketch. I love the way you made your word panel and accented the word Joy and only decorated one tree. It's the little details like that which really make a card special. I don't have this set and now you made me want to make a card with it - LOL!

We had a great time in Tally this weekend - went to the football game too, but the 'Noles couldn't pull it out. It was fun, but didn't get over until 1 am!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous christmas card - Lori!!!
I love this Set too and you made it look awesome!!! The Sketch was so fun to play with...thank you!!!
Hugs ~S~

maryr917 said...

this is so pretty-love the stamp set-I just bought it myself this year

Laura.K said...

Wow!

I love your card. The trees are so......Christmas! And the colors are perfect.

Simone said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I love this card!
Simone