Sunday, July 11, 2010

Merry Christmas in July...


It's time for Christmas in July! I really challenged myself on this one because I combined the Christmas in July challenges with a color challenge of Red, Black and White!

Challenges include:
Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #5 - awesome sketch!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #74 - Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge 14 - Christmas in July
Crazy 4 Challenges #45 - Red, Black and White
Little Red Wagon #36 - Nestabilities
Paper Sundaes Challenge #26 - Lots of Layers

I started with a cool Inkadinkado Christmas postmark stamped in Memento tuxedo black and matted it with Art Warehosue Red Star and black cardstock cute from Spellbinders Labels One. The Autumn Leaves Rhonna Ferrera dp was perfect for this...then I broke out the Diamond Stickles and oh my! I made my own glitter paper and then highlighted the cut edge of the stamp, the bells and the 15 cents with it. I added a layer of red organdy ribbon topped with black velvet and a few Queen & Co. red pearls and I finally decided it was done!

I hope you like it!

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! I love that stamped Santa image!! Great job with the sketch!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  2. Love that Santa postage stamp! what a great Christmas card! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

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  3. Beautiful card. You picked on of my favourite Nesties to play with. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon!

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  4. Patti your X-mas card is so pretty!!! The santa stamp image is awesome and you rocked the Sketch!!!

    Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

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  5. Pretty X-mas card, Patti! Great design and detail!
    Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

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  6. Great card, I love making Christmas cards in July! Thanks for playing along with our Paper Sundaes Challenge this week :)

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  7. Great Christmas card, love the Santa postage image! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

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  8. oh good woman Pattie! LOVE that Christmas stamp! Thank you for playing along with us @ Waltzingmouse Stamps!

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  9. i adore your color scheme. what a great idea to make your own glittery paper.

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