Thursday, September 1, 2022

It's Merry Little Christmas Challenge Time!

Hiho and Welcome! Hope everyone is well.
It's time for a new challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I'm sharing my design team make. I made a 6x6" card using a green Bazzill card base, SU and Bazzill mats and The Paper Studio's Rustic Wilderness designer papers, which I edge distressed with an edge distresser tool.
I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, but resized it to 6x6 in PSE. I liked how the design of the sketch divides the tree paper into 4ths and intersects with the focal diamond square. Reminds me of patchwork and I think lends a homespun look that goes well with the rustic papers I chose.
I've used a pre-coloured printable from a Jan's Digi Stamps set called Over the River. I framed it in PSE before printing on Springhill Digital card. I cut it out with deco scissors and then ink-distressed it.
At left is the pre-coloured printable as it printed out, after I framed it in PSE and added one of the sentiments in the set. At right shows the ink stippling I did to accent the image and outer edge of frame, using Antique Linen and Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks. 
Another sheet of The Paper Studio papers matted with Kraft card and an I/O siggie stamped with Green Oasis Versafine Clair ink and heat-embossed.
And final view. Thanks for the visit and have a great day, XXO.

I used Jan's Over the River pre-coloured printable
I used a Jan's pre-colored printable for focal image


Darlene said...

Fabulous card my friend ... what an awesome image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Fantastic rustic Christmas card! I love cards that have a warm and fuzzy feeling on Christmas cards. The trees surrounding the image is unique. Great work Aimes.--Bethie

Bonnie Lynn said...

Aimeslee, this is awesome!!!! Love how you enlarged the sketch to fit what you wanted to do. Have a fabulous weekend.

Marina said...

I like the diamond shape design on this lovely festive card. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

Jan Mahew said...

Impressive rustic composition, Aimeslee! Thank you for showcasing "Over the River" on your beautifully executed creation. Hope you will join us often. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

craftytrog said...

A great festive card Aimeslee!

Helen said...

Love it - that sketch works so well with the image.

Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.

Helen x

Furrbster said...

This is an amazing card!

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Birgit said...

What a wonderful card! I'm so glad you linked up to the Double D Challenge, "Wheels". Best of luck to you!

lauren bergold said...

What a fun combination of elements on your fab card; I also absolutely love the way you always decorate the insides and backs of your cards, it's like extra eye candy for your lucky recipients! Another great addition to our Vintage Wonderland gallery at Jingle Belles!

Antjes kaartcreaties said...

Nice card and nice sketch Aimeslee.
Unfortunately, the card cannot compete for the prize. We don't work with digis on our challenge blog. Sorry, but see you next card.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

SmilynStef said...

somebody's getting lots of presents for Christmas ... so glad you joined us again for our Vintage Wonderland at Jingle Belles.