Monday, December 15, 2014

TKJ#202 Color Challenge - Christmas Wreath

Hello Friends~

Boy we sure are winding down and getting closer and closer to the big day! 10 days to be exact! Whew! Are y'all ready?  

We have an inspiration photo with color challenge for you this week at The Kraft Journal.  Since it's such a busy time of the year, I kept my card fairly simply letting my electronic cutting machine do most of the work. Also makes it flat for mailing.

As previously stated in other post, I am leaving sentiments off the front so that I can have the option to use as a Thank You note after the holidays. I always need those, and when all the gifts are put away and decorations are down, it usually takes me awhile to get motivated again and find my mojo. This makes it easier on me in a few weeks having these cards complete, and all I have to do is write a note of thanks inside and send it on it's way. 

Sorry for the dark photos...rainy dark day
I started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock which I added an embossed layer of Buff Ivory cardstock.  Next I created two pennant banners and layered them on top of the other.  I used a sprig from DeNami Design Classic Christmas Stamp Set to create a random background on my top layer for a little more visual interest.
As mentioned, I used a file that I purchased from the Silhouette Store to cut my wreath.

Have a look at the inspiration photo provided by The Kraft Journal.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "color challenge" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am also sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas Linky Party, Pumpkin Spice - Freebie Friday, Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes.

Have a Fantastic week!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cute! LOVING that wreath!!!!!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful wreath!! The embossing adds such amazing texture!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

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Charlene said...

So cute Tammy!!

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! The wreath is beautiful!
Have a great week!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

Adorable, what a great take on the inspiration photo and colors!

Sukie said...

Very pretty wreath, love those pretty colors, they just pop off your card! The embossing looks amazing! I love the idea of leaving off the sentiment to keep your cards more versatile! Great take on the sketch too!

Donna K said...

Such a pretty wreath, Tammy! Great embossed background too...very nice with your pennant pieces. I love the idea of making these cards with no sentiments so you can use them as thank you notes. Half the time I don't get my cards done until it's too late to mail them for Christmas, so I must keep this in mind when creating. Have a happy week ladykins!

Kim. said...

A really pretty card, love your wreath and what a great idea to use after Christmas too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges.
Kim x

Maria said...

What a lovely fun wreath, Tammy! And, pretty embossed background! Hope you and family have a blessed Christmas!:-)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so cute, Tammy, and I love your idea of keeping the sentiment off of the front like that. A girl needs to keep her options open, after all. :)

Tina H said...

Great job! I love the wreath and the added elements! The embossing looks wonderful! Thanks for joining our Christmas Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's!
DT Tina

Leah Schaeffer said...

Really wonderful! Love the details, the embossed background! Just great!
Thanks for also sharing with us ladies at Craftin' Desert Divas!
Merry Christmas!

Warmly, Leah (CDD DT)

Greta said...

So festive & beautiful! Great card, Tammy!

Jessi Fogan said...

I get that post-holiday crafty funk too - what a genius idea for working ahead! Even with Valentine's Day the mojo always takes a holiday at the beginning of January. It probably doesn't help that I usually clean my desk around that time & can't find anything ;) lol!
This is lovely - especially that gorgeous embossed layer!

Nana said...

Beautiful card Tammy. Love the embossing. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

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