Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I realize it's only March, so why would I feature a Christmas card, you ask.
     Well, as I was checking out different blogs and challenges yesterday, I came upon a group that only does Christmas Cards, one every week--so they're not scrambling to get all their Christmas Cards made at the last minute. Makes sense. You can check them out here.
     Then I saw another blog that has a different challenge every day, to encourage you to make 365 cards each year. I guess I got the two mixed up and created a Christmas card with the latter's challenge criteria.
     Here's the challenge for this card (March 11 challenge). This challenge was to use a textured background over the entire card base. Even if you don't play along, it sure gets the creative juices flowing.

     I ran olive green metallic cardstock through the embosser, then lightly sanded the surface to give it a distressed look. The ornament is a sizzix die that I cut out of cardstock and gold vellum and put the two together (I didn't want a shiny ornament on a distressed card).  Placed the front on burgundy cardstock.
     I'm glad I mixed the two challenges together. I now have a Christmas down, only 49 more to go.


  1. What a beautiful background and it is never to early for Christmas cards ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at 365 Cards!!

  2. Thanks for inspiring me to get more cards made throughout the year. I love the ideas and examples on your blog.

  3. The background looks amazing! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.


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