I realize it's only March, so why would I feature a Christmas card, you ask.
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 card...one down, only 49 more to go.