07 August 2012

Inspirational Christmas Challenge

Hi – how is your week going? Have you had time to create or maybe you need a little inspiration?


We have a great challenge over at Holly Jolly this week and it will definitely inspire you to get going on those Christmas cards.


This week I am hosting the challenge and if you haven’t already guessed it is an inspirational photo challenge.


There is a warm fire place, candles, Christmas trees, decorations, lots of different colours and the list goes on!


For my card the inspiration has been taken from the rug on the floor which is black and white and I have added the family Christmas tree image from the Welcome Christmas stamp set as there are lots of Christmas trees in the picture.


The image has been embossed with black embossing powder and cut it out using the Labels Framelits.  I have also gone for a white on white look as there are two lovely white arm chairs placed in the picture.  A scrap of Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The image has been added to the embossed background with dimensionals.


For some colour (inspired by wrapped presents) I added some Real Red 5/8” (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon and a large bow.  I have not added some ‘bling’ for a while to my projects but it has been added to this card!


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Welcome Christmas

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark

Accessories:  5/8” (1.6 cm) Real Red Satin Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits, Black Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




I know that you want to check out the photo so here is the link – come over and see what the  other Holly Jolly Elves have created! 


I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:


Catered Crop Challenges – White Pages Recipe Swap

Dream Valley Challenges - #38 Die Cut & Punches

Gingerloft Challenge – # 45 Silhouettes

Craft your Passion Challenge - #122 Anything Goes

Lexi’s Creations Challenge- #71 Sparkle and Shine

Love to Create Challenge – 3 27 Punches & Dies



Enjoy the rest of the week….. Meg


~ginny said...

I really like white on white with embossing - the texture really makes the piece. The "present" style bow is perfect for the theme of your card.
Well done Meg! Glad you joined and good luck on the challenge at Craft Your Passion...
Stampe Diem! ~ginny

Julie Temple said...

LOVE the black and white, with the RED ribbon and bow! Very Elegant!


Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful holiday card, love the red ribbon with your black and white, simply stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create weekly challenge of Punches and/or Dies.

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty Meighan. Great challenge. Elegant card. Judy

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hi Meighan, Yes, I thought it was neat that we were both inspired by the same thing the black and white rug in the picture. I thought about the greenery too, but then I liked the idea of using something different that I normally wouldn't use for holiday season, so it was a great challenge

TRACEY MO said...

this card is gojuss love the background!!!

thanks for joining us at gingerloft

tracey dt

Sherry said...

Lovely cas card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge. Hope to see you again.


Vic said...

A really beautiful card! love the little silhouette scene, the ribbon..everything!! x

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