This month's new Fan Club/Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge is an easy one (which I needed to do). This is a super simple card, and I hope you'll join us. It's been so wonderful to continue to make cards throughout the year. While I've wanted to do this for years, it's taken this wonderful challenge to motivate me. Join us!
I chose this "never-been-used" Serendipity image and colored it and decided (as I was resting earlier today) that it might look good over this sweet Christmas script (which may also be a NBUS stamp - I think). I'm trying to "use or lose" this year and hope to make a dent on my large collection of stamps. I colored and fussy cut the image, stamped the script (die cut it and matted it), and then popped the holly image with thin foam squares. I don't have a sentiment other than the script, so these might be good for thank-you notes for Christmas gifts or quick cards to make as Christmas fast approaches (I made two of these already today).
Thank you so much for taking a closer look at my card! Wishing you all a wonderful week and a happy October! (I was talking with a friend at church today, and she and her DH are going up to PA to visit her mom - and they'll get to see some fall leaves. She promised some photos! I miss the fall color change up north.) Hugs, all! xoxo
Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Meridian, Idaho Posts: 8504
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:32 PM
I think the holly and berry plus the script stamps are definitely ones you should consider continuing to "use" rather than "lose", Cheryl! I love what you've done putting them together for this gorgeous Christmas card. Your coloring is amazing as always and the CAS layout really lets each part shine. Love this!
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Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 25289
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:33 PM
Cheryl, your coloring of the holly is so beautiful!! I love the leaves with a touch of yellow and the gorgeous berries. The Christmas script is fantastic and adds so much to the card. I love the card, my friend!! Hugs, sis!
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Sun, Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:02 PM
Classy! Cheryl the holly looks great and I do like the scrip background. Very classy feeling. I need to do the use it or lose it myself. Does that count when you order new stuff as well? hee hee I might not do so well then. Wonderful card girlie!
Registered: April 3, 2007 Location: In a state of oblivion.... Posts: 14114
Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 7:17 AM
What a beauty Cheryl. You've done a smashing job colouring the image and it looks just perfect popped up over that script. Great card!!
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 45545
Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 7:38 AM
What can I say...amazing! Your coloring is spot on and the framing really shows off the holly and leaves...love the script bg. Our leaves are just starting to turn..we had a hot Sept so that may be why they are delayed. Going for a walk now along the Mississippi...my favorite walking path..