Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Red and/or Green - JOY Card

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for JOY, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 28 : 7

Hello and Welcome to the Terrific Tuesday Challenge in conjunction with My Paper Crafting !  There are lots of wonderfully creative ideas on that blog, great Cutting and Digital files and links to the other Design Team members’ blogs.  I’m really enjoying my time there on the Design Team and am happy to have you visit my blog!

Our Challenge this week was to make a project using the colors Christmas Red and/or Green.  I did some experimenting and made a card using a cutting file from Melin’s site and some new techniques I tried.  Here is the Card – and explanations follow –

*  I used the ‘Ornament Flourished JOY Square cf’ and cut it from white cardstock. 
*  I then painted it lightly with MS Gesso to give it a good base. 
*  I then spritzed it with - 'Perfect Pearls Mist-Perfect Pearl' - which gave it an opalescent effect.   
*  I adhered it to green cardstock. 
*  I punched red cardstock for the two edges and then I ‘faux stitched’ the holes on the edge with my white pen. 
*  I adhered red, green and pearl gems to the design.

I printed the sentiment in WORD, using the ‘Santa’s Sleigh’ and ‘Christmas’ fonts in red and green.  I adhered the sentiment inside the card.

This is the cutting file I used –

Now YOU make a project with this Theme, link it at My Paper Crafting and share it with all of us!  You can get this week’s FREE file to use in your project if you’d like –  Wreath and Bow cf’ -

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  1. This is such a beautiful card. I love the scalloped edge and the word "joy" inside the ornament. Beautiful!


    1. Thank You for stopping by again, Jo! I wish You and Yours JOY this Christmas season! Hugggzzz - ;-}


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