Monday, December 5, 2011

In The Manger

I created this Christmas card using this week's sketch challenge at Papertake Weekly. The base of my card is kraft card stock.  I added a piece of brandy card stock cut just a little smaller than the base.  I cut a piece of blue lightning card stock for across the bottom of the card.  Then cut a piece of plaid patterned paper from DCWV's the guy stack.  I backed it in kraft and added it to the center of the card. I added a piece of chocolate brown ribbon across the bottom of the card.  I colored In The Manger using crayola and prisma colored pencils.  You can purchase this image at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I backed the image in lightning blue and then again in kraft.  I stamped the sentiment on white and backed it in brandy and then again in kraft.  I punched stars out of kraft and added gold stickles to them.  To finish the card I added 3 dark rose pearls to the upper corner.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug: Anything Goes

Stamp Scrap N Doodle: Holiday Card

Pile It On: Bling It Up

Stampin Sisters In Christ: Use An Angel

Incy Wincy: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes Plus Glitter

Meljens: Inspired By A Holiday Song (Away In A Manger)

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Lots of Sparkle

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Gingerloft: Winter/Christmas

Aud Sentiments: Any Winter Holiday Sentiment

Wag N Whiskers: Snow Angels

Card Ingredients

Mo's Digital Pencil In The Manger Digital Stamp
Heidi Grace Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Bazzill Basics Brandy Card Stock
White Card Stock
The Paper Company Kraft Card Stock
Coredinations Lightning Blue Card Stock
DCWV The Guy Stack ~ Plaid Card Stock
Gold Stickles
Chocolate Brown Ribbon
Dark Rose Pearls
Fiskars Star Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils ~ Brown, Light Blue, Tan, Golden Yellow
Prisma Colored Pencils ~ White, Light Cerulean Blue, Rose, Light Peach


Stampalicious said...

oh so cute, love the sparkly stars, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is lovely and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

thanks for hoining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

I adore this image and your colouring and layout is fab. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


skylife said...

Wonderful card! Love the image and the backing paper!

Thanks for joining us at DDSC

Jill said...

gorgeous card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Mary! Your card is stunning. I simply ADORE this image. Thanks for playing along at Wags-n-Whiskers for our Snow Angels challenge. You did an amazing job. As I hop around making comments, I just LOVE to see a card like this - great job. I'd love to have you visit my blog. I'd be honored. Good luck this challenge, and please come join us again!
Karen - Design Team Member for Wags-n-Whiskers

coldwaters2 said...

This is so cute Mary, that image is adorable the colours and design look super, thank you for joining our challenge at DDSC this week.
Lorraine x

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT

Anonymous said...

This such a lovely card with that tender image.Love the paper too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Cheryl First said...

So precious! Thanks for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge!
Cheryl First
Guest Designer

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful, and perfect for christmas, great job on the design! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card love the colours and your gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug
Hugs Linda ….. Guest Designer

Linda said...

Adorable image! Wonderful Holiday card! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Tammie E said...

What a precious image! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT

Heather "Hev" said...

wow this is lovely :)

Thanks for playing last week at Incy Wincy and please check to see if you are our winner or Top 3 :)

Please join in this weeks challenge


Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)