Monday, 9 December 2013

Picture Perfect Christmas

Salutations, crafty traveller. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall. In a mere fortnight, we shall be celebrating the great Winter Festival. With another fresh blanket of snow, the smallfolk of the village are getting more excited for the big day. All the holly the Lady Commander of Copics and I collected from Holly’s Gulch has now been transformed into Christmas decorations and hung around the village. 

This card was designed for the Creative Card Crew “Poinsettia or Holly” challenge that is happening now. This fortnight we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles. Play along to win some delicious digis!

I started this card by printing the Delicious Doodles “On a Winter’s Day” image three times. I then stamped out three polaroid images using the Lawn Fawn “Say Cheese” set. Because the Delicious Doodles image isn’t square, I chose three different squares of the image to use in each picture (for example the one I lined up on the left, one I lined up on the right and the last one I cut the square right from the middle). That way it looks kind of like someone was just snapping a bunch of different pics of the same scene in front of them and the birds are actually flying rather than in the same spot in three different shots.
I distressed the edges of the photos using Antique Linen Distress Ink, earning me +183 vintagey exp points. I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge to cut out the holly on some shiiiiiiiiny paper and the sentiment I stamped using the Bug Bites “Mistletoe” set.

On the inside I cut the shape out using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the two sentiments using the “Say Cheese” set and the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas" set.

This holly jolly card will develop in the following challenges:

There is still much to be done before the big day - crafts to make, gifts to wrap, decorations to hang. I may need a few more stamina potions to get through these next couple weeks.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Michelle N. said...

Love this card-perfect blend of images & cuts-great job! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the images,and the design, thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Mollie said...

I LOVE the shiiiiiny paper you used for the holly berry! It looks fabulous!!! Super fun card all around! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at FCCB this week!!!

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Crystal ! Love how you used the image. Thanks so much for playing along at Delicious Doodles this week and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Anonymous said...

Lovely Traditional images, Thanks for playing along with us this week at Incy Wincy,
hugs Samantha :0)

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Crystal, and I like how you have placed the images and used different parts of the original image.

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this time, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

fiona walker said...

A beautiful card love the traditional theme thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at craftitude good luck fiona dt. x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Love the layered pictures! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh, I love the 'poleroid' shots to use this great image ....what a brilliant idea and then to place the image slightly differently on each 'photo' adds even more interest to this awesome card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 75: signs of Christmas - Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Missy said...

Oh this is just super! The photograph image makes the card look so timeless & elegant! Thanks for joining FCCB's holiday cards challenge!!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my Crystal...lovely...just lovely !! What a great way to use an image and repeat it without it looking repeated...very nice indeed.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.


Laura Lunsford said...

Fantastic use of the Lawn Fawn stamp! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

verybellemakes said...

Love the layout you've used, great idea to use different squares from the main image too. Thanks for joining the One Stitch At A Time challenge this week and good luck!

Victoria DT

Olivia said...

Such a creative way to do the layers. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Such a unique Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch at a Time.
DT Nataliya

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hi Crystal.What a creative use of the image.Just love the polaroid look and the background paper you've chosen.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous layout. Love the vintage look. Maggie DT Teamie

Vicki Romaine said...

This card is just lovely. I like the way you used the different elements. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Helen said...

Fabulous 'P' project!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

BethieJ said...

Thanks for joining us last month at PIO!
Happy New Year!
Have a GREAT day!

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