Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

In addition to embossing, I am also addicted to window cards recently.  I've made two for two kiddos that are turning one later this year, and I am sharing a Christmas card with a window today:

This card is probably one of those that gives me the hardest time to capture the details.  I have tried different angles, tilting the card using different objects, using my hand to hold it, etc.  Boy, the time I spent on taking a picture of it was probably just as much as making the card itself.

The picture shown is a compromise among various things.  I hope you can see the window, which is a tree, and through the window it is a coordinating stamp.  Do you see some sparkling things on the right of the card?  It says "Merry Christmas" and was embossed with Ranger Polysparkle Embossing Powder.  It is the culprit that made the card difficult to picture.  When you lay the card flat, the embossed sentiment looks like clear embossing powder, but if you tip it to the light or bring it closer to your eyes, you see a little rainbow effect.  It is very subtle but nonetheless makes it more interesting.

One thing I like about this card is the lower green panel.  It is Pear cardstock stamped with a background stamp in Olive.  I like tone-on-tone but this one where the stamped image is one step deeper than the cardstock is just equally lovely, and it matches with the red panel where the polka dots are a tone lighter than the background.  Nice, huh?

My card is entering the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas Cheer, Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge - Stamp, Stamp, Stamp
Paper Creators Craft - Make it Christmassy
Totally Gorjuss - Dotty
Retro Sketches

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Christmas Tree

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the tree window - delightful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 143 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. How creative!! I really like your cut out detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  3. I like the window and the tree stamped on the inside. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  4. Very interesting cut out and I love the tree inside also love the olive green bottom panel.
    Margaret M

  5. Great looking card, it is hard to show all the detail on some cards, but you have captured the cut out detail well

  6. This is a beautiful CAS card and I can definitely see the tree window. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  7. LOVE this fabulous card! The cut out window is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  8. Great idea to use a Christmas tree aperture. I know what you mean about photographing these cards. Thanks for joining in with us again at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  9. Hello Joyce, I love window cards too - and your tree window card is fabulous! Great colours and I love the polka dots and swirls! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  10. The tree-shaped window is a really fun touch! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.