Monday, November 28, 2011

Joy to the World!...


Yes, Thanksgiving is over and it really is time to think about Christmas! I was inspired to create a Christmas card after finding the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central themed challenge for this week, and also the fabulous photo collage inspiration challenge going on over at Jay Gee's Nook. There were a lot of images to choose from, and I settled on a combination of these two:




I created a button wreath using some buttons hidden away in my stash, as well as some pretty ribbon to emulate the darling wreath ornament. The musical paper on the gift bag got me dry embossing with an impression plate from Taylored Expressions. I wanted to keep things Clean and Simple, so I just added a nice sentiment on a banner, adding just a wee bit of shading with a Copic marker.

I hope that you are getting a head start on your holiday cards, too! I just love this time of year.

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Banner Holidays and It's a Banner Day-2 (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE)
Coloring Medium: C1 Sketch Marker (Copic)
Templates: Musical Swirls Impression Plate (Taylored Expressions)
Accents: Buttons (generic)
Fibers: Green Ribbon (Pebbles)
Ink: Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up!); Ladybug Memento (Tsukineko)


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10 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Regina! I love that impression plate and your button wreath is perfect... such pretty ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

tiya-b.com said...

great cimbo... love the card, love the button wreath!

Pam~ said...

This is so pretty right down to the paper it is sitting on! The buttons make an awesome wreath ... love it!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...who wouldn't love finding this in their mailbox! I LOVE the embossed music background! Wonderful job, Regina! A perfect blend of both pictures!

Rose said...

So cute, Regina! Love it the clean and crisp look. The button wreath is simple and sweet.

Meadie said...

Love Love Love your card - The buttons are so fab:) What a great idea, hugs x x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Regina!

Meg said...

This is such a great card! Thanks for joining the SSCC Challenge!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love the button wreath. The Ip looks great with the wreath. That sentiment is awesome.

Ange Kelly said...

Oh! This is gorgeous Regina. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month. Ange