Inspire.Create.Challenge #003 - Festive Theme

festive theme challengeWhen I first realized the theme for this week I panicked a little.  "Festive" to me brings forth images of a traditional red, green, and white Christmas. I had not ordered any traditional Christmas products this year. I opted for the more modern and musical holiday papers. How was I going to come up with a "festive" card??  It  then occurred to me that I could make my own traditional Designer Series Paper and embellishments using my sponge brayers and Stampin' Blends (NEW product alert! Available to customers November 1st!)

I used garden green ink and a brayer to colour the Merry Music DSP . Then I used my dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blend marker to turn white pearl embellishments into red berries and change the white trimmed gold ribbon to cherry cobbler trimmed ribbon!

The wreath is the 2 layer flower from Stampin' Up!'s Painted Harvest set. The sentiment and decorative banner are from the Christmas Pines stamp set. They are both heat embossed (one in gold and one in white).

After I had come up with design for this card it was clarified that "festive" didn't have to be Christmas-y (so don't panic if you don't have anything holiday themed for this challenge- but you might want to order some holiday products because you're cutting it pretty close with getting your holiday cards done -haha!). I really liked this card though so I decided to use it for my design team entry anyway.

This festive theme card measures 4.25" x 4.25" and fits in a standard envelope.


festive theme inspire.create. challenge #003

Be sure to check out the other great inspire.create. design team cards and submit your own entry into this Inspire.Create. Challenge!

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  1. Great card... Love the coloured DSP! x

  2. I just love the versatility of the Painted Harvest stamp set. You're 'Festive' creation is just fabulous, Nature! And the touches of the gold ribbon are amazing. D xox

  3. I love your use of the Painted Harvest set. So lovely!


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