Friday, September 9, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #253

Inspiration:  It's been forever since I participated in a sketch challenge.  I came across this Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #253 and decided to give it a try.  I strayed a little from the original sketch because my tree is to the side instead of the center.  I just couldn't seem to make it work in center with the greeting options I have, so I scooted it to the side.

  • The large square was made with washi tape and the herringbone technique.  There are several really good herringbone technique videos on YouTube.  Most use patterned paper, and I think that's probably easier than washi tape.  It was a little difficult cutting a nice, straight edge on the end each time.  If it's crooked, then it's noticeable because you're butting it up against a straight edge.
  • The scalloped oval is popped up with dimensionals.  The star and gold strip are adhered with glue dots.  I placed a tiny drop of multipurpose glue in three of the tree "holes" to adhere the gold "ornaments."
Good Greetings (Retired Hostess)

Thick Whisper White Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
     2-1/2x3-1/4 Scalloped Oval
     2-1/4x2-3/4 Tree Backing
Garden Green Card Stock
     2-1/4x2-3/4 Tree
Whisper White Card Stock
     2-1/4x3 Oval
     3-1/4x3-1/4 Large Square
Gold Glimmer Paper
     Scraps for Star & Ornaments
     4x1/2 Strip

Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pad

Perfect Pines Framelits
Layering Ovals Framelits
Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Multipurpose Glue

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  1. What a great card and a sweet Christmas tree! I love the herringbone background! Looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Your washi plaid background is fabulous - what a great mix of colors and patterns. I love how it looks with the Christmas tree. And the touches of gold glimmer really make this special! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I LOVE IT!!!!! What a gorgeous card ~ love everything about it. Love the background and the adorable Christmas tree!!! Your mojo is runnin at top speed my friend!!!

    1. Thanks, Autumn! Having the sketch really helped. :)

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  4. This is a fabulous Christmas card! I love the background you've created - totally awesome! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!