Sunday, May 16, 2021

Noel Squared Christmas Card

 Hello and I hope you have all had a good weekend. I have been re-organizing all of my UFAPs (UnFinished Art Projects) in hopes of making a big dent in them (and freeing up some box lids so that I can then create more UFAPS - Sigh and LOL). I noticed that I have several Christmas card UFAPs so I've been working on those and am sharing one with you today.

One of the challenges I try to play in every month currently has a periwinkle color theme, so I paired a 6x6 card base cut from a 12x12 sheet of Chatterbox textured card stock with some lilac Doodlebug Sugar-coated (glittery) 12x12 card stock and some gold shimmery card from my stash.

I created the entire card front with die cuts. I used Spellbinders Lacey Square Nesties for the 5 squares and the angel icon and Noel sentiments are Stamplorations. The 4 bows are actually from an Elizabeth Craft Mittens die set, but they seemed to fit the space perfectly. I added clear rhinestone gems to the center of each bow.

I used this SplitCoastStampers sketch SC278, resizing it to 6x6 in PSE and when I measured the squares, they were exactly the same dimensions as my dies! Can't beat that with a stick!

On the inside of my card, I hand-stamped the wise men and star from Stamplorations' Three Kings stamp set and I used my metallic markers to color it. On the right I've stamped the sentiment from  Stamplorations Joyful Christmas. I did this on mats of Sandy Lion Disney Princess paper from my stash and then adhered both mats once the ink dried.

Here is a close-up of the metallic marker coloring. I also brushed on some clear Wink of Stella around the star.

The back is more of the Doodlebug glitter card with a strip of leftover paper from the inside and a hand-stamped Impression Obsession siggie I embossed in gold powder and then matted on white card colored with my Promarkers and circle-punched. I filled in the "with love" using a white gel pen to see it better.

I appreciate your visit and hope you enjoyed looking at my card. Now it's on to my next UFAP! Have a good night and stay well and crafty, XOX

3.   The Rainbow Card Challenge May: Positively Periwinkle  -- #1/3 I've used gold card stock as my accent color with a card base and glittered card stock that are colors in the graphic
4.   Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies  -- Entire card front is die cuts
5.   Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge  -- I used Stamplorations products on the card front and inside my card: Christmas Angel Icon and Christmas Sentiments dies on front; Three Kings and Joyful Christmas stamps inside card
6.   Stamplorations May Theme & Photo Prompt: Stamps & Wings -- #2/3 I used the Christmas Angel Icon die and the Noel die from Christmas Sentiments as inspired by the sheet music for The First Noel Christmas carol and the white feathers reminded me of angel wings. On the inside of the card is where I've stamped using Three Kings and Joyful Christmas stamps.
7.   Simply Create Too #170: Use Glitter -- #1/3 I've used Lilac Doodlebug Sugar-Coated glitter card stock
8.   Through the Purple Haze #180: Gems or Pearls -- #1/3 I've used clear gems on each bow
9.   Let's Craft and Create #171: AG + Opt.No Patterned Paper -- #1/3 Option played - all card stock on my card front
11. CHNCC #542: AG Only -- Option not played this time
12. 12 Months Christmas Link Up #77: AG Only -- #1/10 Option not played this time


Sam I Am said...

You reminded me that I need to address my UFAPs as well. For now I am going to pretend they do not exist. Love how you created a card with an image on the outside as well as the inside. I am inspired to try that. The metallic coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog.... :) Samantha, DT member.

brenda said...

Such a pretty design and colour palette, many thanks for joining in with this weeks Allsorts challenge.

B x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh Aimes, you made this sketch sing, do a back flip and ran with it. The scallop squares are so lovely. This is one darn adorable card. The inside is just as delightful. You rock my world girlfriend!

I also have so many half started projects that I will probably never get too. Good for you for making a dent.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your dies Aimeslee, the colours are lovely and of course your insert and back complete a beautiful card.
Faith x

Leslie said...

LOL, we've called these unfinished objects 'UFOs' for years! So glad to see other crafters have these, too. I have a bin full of pieces and parts, and often think I should use stuff out of it for my current projects but it never seems to happen. You've made a nice Christmas card in non-traditional colors.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great make, love that you have managed to complete an unfinished project. I have so many too!!! Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

ahlers5 said...

I have lots of visiting to do on your blog today. I have been dealing with my daughter in Michigan over the phone just about constantly. She is having very severe postpartum depression and the baby is crying constantly which does not help at all. She has doctor appointments for the baby and herself this week. I hope that helps. I may have to go back out there if things don't improve. I love the metallic marker coloring used on the wise men. so beautiful. Gorgeous Christmas card.

StephW said...

Sweet die cut card and I love the inside too x

Stacey said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC.
DT Stacey

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Aimes, I have a whole big box of UFAPs I was hoping to tackle this year, and so far, I've not done very well with it! I love your acronym! That gold sparkly cardstock is lovely against the purple, and the interior is just as rich! Beautifully done! huggers, de

Jackie Cornfield said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Stay safe and well.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Jackie Cornfield said...

So pleased that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TTPH

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work as always!!!

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so pretty with the gold and periwinkle colours. The sparkle is just enough without being overwhelming (but then again, we girls can’t do without sparkle, can we?) Love the detail on the inside of your card - beautiful work :)

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Tristan said...

Aimeslee what a lovely card. Greta use of the die cuts to match the skecth. Thanks for joining us at the Get Creative Challenge. Tristan DT.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful card - inside and out! Thanks for sharing at HLS Christmas:)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love your colour palette

Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
Hugs Shell xx

sue t. said...

A very unusual holiday color combo. But it so totally works! But than gold pretty much goes with anything, dontcha agree? Thanks for playing along at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a super card. I love the sketch on the front but I think I might like the inside even better. I hope you have a great weekend.

Diane said...

Wonderful layout and lovely color combination.

Hugs Diane

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Aimeslee inside and out-love all the dies
Carol x

Mandy said...

Aimeslee all that twinkle and glittery goodness is lush. Well done for finishing one of your unfinished projects, so satisfying when that happens.

Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥
DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Sue - said...

A great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's so pretty, Aimeslee. Thanks for joining us this month at TRCC and I we see you again soon!
DT Co-Ordinator

Monika Skinner said...

Another great card, really like how you used the die-cut angel. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Great to see you in the Happy Little Stampers gallery. Hope you will join us again soon!

Nandini, DT
Paint Paper Scissors

Helen said...

Beautiful design - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Helen x