Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seasons Greetings

Hello everyone and welcome!
I hope your weekend is going well for you.  I've spent mine crafting and trying to get Christmas decorations up.  I'm afraid I've spent more time crafting than decorating and I'm going to have to tackle that 13 foot Christmas tree sometime this afternoon!

Today is Sunday and my turn to post on the Pink By Design Blog.  I can't wait to show you the card I created for my post.  But first, if you are looking for the Christmas Gifts Blog Hop, please click here. 

For my card today, I wanted to do something a bit different.  I have been trying to branch out from the usual, traditional Christmas colors I have used in the past for my Christmas cards.  Several weeks ago, I purchased the Christmas Emporium paper stack by Graphic 45.  This paper stack has some gorgeous colors and prints and gave me the little push I need to work outside my comfort zone.  After flipping through the stack several times and trying to make a decision, this is what I came up with....

* I started with an ivory, pre-made card base and inked up the edges with Distressed ink in Barn Door Red.  I added a layer of red cardstock from Coredinations.
* Next, I added a layer of the Graphic 45 print.  This layer is black with little holly leaves in ivory/gold color.
* The next layer is also from the same Graphic 45 stack and is black with Christmas phrases printed in the same ivory/gold color.
* I used foam dimensional tape between the two black layers to add some separation and dimension.
* The deer is cut from Cricut's 'Tis The Season cartridge at 5 inches from paper that is also in this fabulous paper stack.  I cut the deer out twice and used pop dots between the layers.
* My sentiment mat is cut from Art Philosophy at 1.25 inches.  I added Martha Stewart glitter in Carnelian to the red frame for a pop of color.
* The sentiment is from the Boughs of Holly stamp set by Pink By Design.
* For an additional pop of color, I added that wonderful cranberry colored Crinkle Ribbon.  I found a cute little medallion in my stash of goodies that nestled perfectly into my bow.
I think you can see all the layers a bit better in this photo...

It can be quite a challenge for me to work outside the box sometimes, but I really like the way my "non-traditional" card turned out.  I think it has a nice vintage feel to it....

Thanks for stopping by today.  As always, I enjoy your visits and the kind comments you leave!  Please stop back by soon!

Until next time,


  1. Love it Tanya! Grabbed your button! Would love it if you'd grab mine too!

  2. absolute beauty!! LOVE the cardstock..and the precious reindeer :) want it! tfs :) Doris
    parkernana5 at cox. net

  3. Oh this card is soooo elegant !!Love the G45 paper and the pretty!!
    xoxo Joy

  4. The crinkle ribbon gives it just the right touch! What a beautiful card! TFS!

  5. Your card is absolutely FABULOUS! I love the colors, the image, and that crinkle ribbon (along with that charm which matches perfectly).

    Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.
    Carson's Creations

  6. The bow on this card is fantastic! How did you get the glitter on the frame so perfectly? Beautiful card, I love all the paper you used.

  7. well, I loved your comfort zone...if it ain't broke, don't fix it ;), but I do love this card I guess you have expanded your zone...really beautiful, especially with that red ribbon accent....just wonderful!

  8. STUNNING! OMG! What could I possibly say? STUNNING! I am out of Graphic 45, but I will be hitting the LSS first thing tomorrow! Hope they have some left. I have to scraplift this, for sure!!! Perfection as always!

  9. Oh I love the deer and the ribbon! very pretty!

  10. This is so pretty and elegant. The deer is positively majestic. Love it.

  11. Beautiful! Love the colors and the deer is just wonderful!

  12. Very pretty card. Very elegant.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  13. Beautiful card... Thanks for sharing

    Maria G

  14. turned out great Tanya!! so elegant!!

  15. This is soooo PRETTY! I LOVE that Graphic paper!
    And a 13ft tree??? WHAT???? Are you Crazy Lady? I use to have a 9ft. tree and people thought I was CRAZY! tehehehehe.... I hope you got it up by now.... :o) I bet it looks pretty! I put mine up a week ago because it was the only free chance I got... but at least it's up... nothing else is decorated but Santa will know where to put the gifts! LOL Have a great week! :o)

  16. Tanya, this turned out just beautiful. The colors are so stunning. I love the pattern paper and the deer stands so proud. The ribbon is gorgeous along with that awesome charm! Outstanding job on your card:)
    Sherrie K


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