Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sweet Dreamers' Challenge Christmas Cards with Animals

Hello Everyone! Hope your weekend is turning out to be just what you wanted!

The project I have to share today is for the Sweet Dreamers' Challenge this week which is to make a Christmas card with animals on it! I chose one of my favorite images-the Lion and the Lamb. It is such a beautiful image and says so much! I started with a blue/green card stock base. Then I embossed it with my Snow Dots folder. I wanted a distressed look to the base but my card stock was not white core and the sanding didn't show up very well. So, I versamarked the entire surface and heat embossed with white powder. Now the sanding really made the dry embossing stand out and I got a muted color that I really like. I distressed the edges of the base with a hobby blade. The image is mounted onto cardboard. I deckled the edges and then distressed them with a hobby blade, too. I also sponged the edges with Weathered Wood distress ink. I added silver brads to the corners and then adhered the image with dimensionals. I added the Peace brad as the sentiment. After rounding the corners of the card, I decided I was happy with the look.

This card got me in the mood to make more Christmas cards so hopefully I will be ahead of the season this year...nah, who am I kidding?!?! Sometimes the pressure of the moment makes the creative juices flow more freely so I'll wait for that! Sounds good anyway, don't ya think?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other Sweet Dreamers' projects this week. They are listed on the sidebar. Lots of talent and inspiration from these ladies!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

23 comments:

  1. Great card Vicki. I too love this image. Love the distressing, inking and sanding, perfect touches for this card.

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  2. Beautiful card! Lots of lovely details! This image is a favorite of mine as well.

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  3. So beautiful!!! The image is fabulous and I love all the details you added to the card! Great job with the challenge!

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  4. You have put so much into this card. Such rich colors too. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. beautiful card for Christmas time

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  6. This is very pretty, I love the rounded corners.

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  7. Wow that background is awesome!! Love the peaceful looking animals co-existing!!
    Maria

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  8. Great card and image used. Love your works. TFS!

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  9. This is just gorgeous. Beautiful image and background.

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  10. Very pretty! I love this CB folder, its one of my favorites.

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  11. so very nice. what a great technique too!

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  12. This is so beautiful, I love the colors!

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  13. What a super creation. It is perfection!

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  14. Perfect title for that image Vicki- Peace. Wonderful, wonderful job on the challenge. I think it's good to get those juices flowing to get started early on Christmas cards! I'm sure I'll still be waiting for the last minute, though :) Have a great week! Big Hugs!!!

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  15. hi vicki.. i just scrolled back and caught up on lots of your blog post.. you have been one bus creative lady vicki! all of your posts are wonderful..and each photo and creation is more beautiful than the prior one.. TFS...and always inspiring..
    michelle

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  16. Beautiful card!!! I love it!!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  17. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!
    did I say....gorgeous!!! LOL

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  18. This is just absolutely amazing! You are truly an inspiration! ~Nita

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  19. Perfect animals for a Christmas card. :)

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  20. Perfect animals for a Christmas Card. :)

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