Thursday, May 10, 2012

Merry Dynamic Christmas

Today I have my weekly Christmas card for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #19.  I've also used the colors from a brand new challenge:  Dynamic Duos #1.

For the base, I chose Shimmery White card stock.  A piece of retired Sweet Shop designer
paper was added.  A piece of Lucky Limeade card stock was cut out using the Big Shot and the Lattice Biz die and then added to the designer paper layer.  I cut one edge of a piece of Shimmery White card stock with the Big Shot and the scallop edge from the 
Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies.  I then ran it through the Big Shot again with the scalloped Adorning Accents embossing folderLucky Limeade card stock was also cut with the scallop edgelit and used to mat the edge of the white card stock.  The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was heat embossed with VersaMark and Lucky Limeade ink.  The tree was punched out of a piece of Lucky LImeade card stock and the designer paper with the Petite Pennants Builder punch,  They were both attached to a circle cut out with the Circle Scissor Plus.  I matted it with a Pool Party card stock circle and attached it to the card with dimensionals.  Large Pearls were added to the lattice, small pearls added to the tree and a rhinestone added to the top of the tree.  That's it for another Christmas card for my growing stash.  I hope you get a chance for some creative fun - try one of the many challenges out there if you need a little inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink:  Lucky LImeade Ink Pad (#122935); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Shimmery White Card Stock (#101910); Lucky Limeade Card Stock (#122926); Pool Party Card Stock (#122924); Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Lattice Bigz Die (#115958); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Circle Scissor Plus (#112530); Glass Mat (#112531); Petite Pennants Builder Punch (#122361); Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (#125595); Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (#125601); 2-1/2" Circle Punch (#120906); Heat Tool (#100005)
The Finishing Touches:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577); Basic Pearls (#119247); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love how you have used the edgelits on the white panel and the rows of pearls on your Christmas tree. Those colours make a gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

LeAnne said...

Whoa!!! Stop the presses! This is awesome--what a terrific way to use the lattice diecut and that banner punch! BEAUTIFUL with the pearls and the DD colors! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday sketch this week!

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled to be reminded that Christmas comes in many shades!TFS

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, great colour combination. Thank you for joining Merry Monday this week.

Melissa said...

What a pretty Christmas card! Love all the pearls and that scalloped edge!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours for a non trad Christmas card.

Kim S said...

I love each fun element on this - the pearls, the scalloped border and the lattice background is a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us for our first Dynamic Duo!

Lesley said...

Wow Patti! What a great idea to use the colours for Christmas, love the lattice die used in the sketch too! How clever! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Patti, I am a HUGE fan of Christmas cards in non-traditional colors and this is absolutely fantastic! Love the lattice background and that pearl "garland". Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos for our first challenge! :) Have a great day!

Jean Addis said...

What a beautiful card. I love the color combination along with all your extras.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooo, I like the light blue and light green for a Christmas card! Those wavy pearls on the Christmas tree are just my favorite touch of yours. :)

Thanks for playing with us at Merry Mondays!

Wendy said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! Love everything about this, Patti! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Rose said...

*gasp* this is beautiful :)
i LOVE pearls and the way you used them is awesome!!
so glad you joined us on merry mondays :)
Rose GD