Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Catch Me If You Can

Finally I have a card without a Fall theme.  Instead I have jumped to Winter (not a season I look forward to, except for Christmas).

This card was made using a sketch from the JustRite Friday Challenge.  I actually flipped the design to the right so instead of having a design along the bottom of the card, it is to the left side of the card.  This allowed room to show the cute gingerbread house on my decorative paper from Martha Stewart.  I started with a red card base and made a layer of white, using a MD snowflake border punch on the left and right sides.  On top of this I added a layer of brown decorative gingerbread cardstock from a MS Christmas pack.

I stamped a small gingerbread man, from JustRite Stamps, onto an "inchie" white card, colored him with brown colored pencil, and used red Smooch to add some pizzaz to his cheeks and buttons.  I layered this onto a small red square, a dark brown square, and another red square.  The border on the brown square is also from JustRite, stamped in white Stazon, and used red Smooch, again, to give the look of berries.

The border below it is made by using a MS gingerbread man border punch on both sides of a white strip of cardstock.  This is layered on a brown strip to provide color for the gingerbread man/woman, and then layered onto a red strip.  All of this is layered onto another white strip with both sides punch by another MS border punch.  I felt like this punch gave the look of decorative frosting. 

My embellishment on the corner is made up of a peppermint candy that I punched out of another sheet from the Christmas pack, using a circle punch.  It is hard to see in the picture, but I added glitter to it, then wrapped it in a small amount of cellophane, to look like a piece of candy.  I added a few gumdrops that I cut out of another sheet from the same Christmas pack.

I entered this card in the following challenges:

JustRite Friday Challenge 042: Sketch, Sponsored by Inchie Arts  - with the folowing sketch:

JRC_042 Sketch-Inchie Arts

ODBDSLC35 Your choice of our top 3 challenge - Using punches and dies
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 136 - So Transparent (cards/projects that are transparent/clear or that feature a transparent element).
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 66 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #27 (Mark's Finest Papers) - Holiday Card


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, what a fun card!!! I love the gingerbread men theme you've going on....and that pepermint candy all wrapped up...how fun! Thanks for takign the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lauretta See said...

oh! such a ''sweet'' card :) i love it. Thank you for playing with us this week on our anything goes challenge at craft your passion! Good luck!

April said...

Cute candy idea!

Sheri said...

That is so cute! I love the little gumdrops!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch!1 I love the gumdrops and the sweet snowman and details. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Marge said...

The gumdrops are a very clever touch; pretty card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a fun Christmas card, Marie, with your delightful candy corner!!

What a fabulous addition to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's holiday card challenge!! Thank you for playing along and sharing your wonderful work with us!

Joanne Travis said...

I love your pretty holiday creation!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sharon Harnist said...

What a darling gingerbread Inchie! Thanks so much for playing in JustRite's challenge!

dragonllew said...

Great card love your embellishment thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Jenny x

Karyn said...

Awww this is so cute! Love the little sweetie in the corner! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x