Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Merry Christmas Sparkle

This card was created using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #136 using the colors from the 


First I started out with different size Christmas trees but it didn't take on the appearance of the sketch. Looking for something more rectangular I decided to use words and text them vertically, alternating the colors, which I felt was a better interpretation of the sketch...then added my tree at the end for the fifth piece.  A shaker was used for the focal point with my sentiment attached to it.  So as not to hide the letters in the words, I wove a thin strip of white glitter tape across the words and tree and on the other side of the shaker.  Raised the Champagne panel with 3D Regular Tape, cut hole in panel and placed the shaker card in hole, and attached panel to the Cocoa border.  Raised the Merry Christmas with 3D Thin Foam Tape to meet the height of the shaker.   

Also submitted to the following challenges:  

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be hop on by.

Challenge 12 - December 
Optional Theme:  Santa Clause is Coming to Town 

Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party - Week 2 

The Outlawz Challenge 
Twisted Thursday, Nov 26-Dec 2, 2015
"Anything Goes" Twist None
and December 2015 Inlinkz

TTCRD Challenge
Tuesday, December 1-7, 2015
"Anything Goes" - Card 1 of 2

Christmas Stampin' All Year - Last Challenge for 2015 
November 20, 2015 - Challenge #61
Theme:  Christmas Gift

Simply Papercraft Challenges
November 20, 2015
Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"

DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #169
Nov 26 - Dec 9, 2015
Week #2  Christmas Alternative

"Anything Goes" - Card from 12/2/2015
Random Draw 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper/Cardstock 
     Fundamental Papers - Basic "Champagne"
     Cardstock - Cocoa, Cranberry, White Daisy, and Fern
Special Paper
     Glitter Paper - Red 
Die-Cuts (Cricut Design Space) 
     Sentiment - CTMH Artiste 
     Words - Added Text, Modified, grouped and welded and cut
     Circle for Shaker - Insert Shapes and Cut
     Sequins - Peachy Cheap Assortment 
     Sequins - Holly/Berry "Paper Sweeties"  
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape


Donna said...

Great card! Love how you did the vertical words. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the shaker style w/ sparkle. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
DLART Guest Designer

Sandra said...

Beautiful card!!! love all the words!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

G Eileen Studios said...

Really fun card, Sue. I love that you used the vertical words as the blocks in the sketch. Thanks for taking the Color Dare.

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle...

Melanie R said...

Love your interpretation of the AHSC sketch. Very pretty card!

katieo said...

I really love your take on the sketch. The Way you did the words. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Christmas Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

applejack cards by sue said...

How gorgeous and very elegant. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Lori m said...

Very, very pretty, the design style captured the sketch so nicely, beautiful card.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

comopark1886 said...

Love the idea of using words instead of paper! Beautiful card!

Brandi said...

I love your use of the words instead of paper strips, very different and cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

teachdanz said...

I am loving the fun sparkle here!! and the way you threaded the ribbon through the words - creative!! Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" linky party!!
CDD dt

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Comments from The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Design Team Members:
Carrie Sheridan, DT on December 2, 2015 at 6:59pm
What a beautiful Christmas card, Suzanne! I love how you threaded ribbon through your words, and your sparkles look lovely!

Janet McLaughlin,DT on December 2, 2015 at 9:34pm
Gorgeous piece of art, Suzanne! I love how you did the words, so creative! Beautiful card!

Andrea Beecroft, DT on December 3, 2015 at 12:21am
Suzanne a lovely Christmas card I love you have made it into a a Shaker Card. I way you have used your sentiments is just so neat. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Andrea

Nicole Chambers, DT on Thursday
I love shaker cards, this one is gorgeous, Suzanne!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Design Team, thank you so much for your compliments on my shaker card. Appreciate it.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great design! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Suze said...

Love how you threaded the ribbon through the lettering - very effective. Thank you for joining the Santa Claus is coming to Town Challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up.