Friday, July 25, 2014

Noel in July

Today marks exactly six months until Christmas. I'm really enjoying the current Christmas in July challenges. I missed the Christmas card season last year since I spent 2 1/2 months in the hospital, so I'm ready to play with my Christmas dies and stamps. On my card today I tried something that I had wanted to try ever since I got the tree line on the edge die. I cut the trees three times and layered them to make a forest background. I dabbed a little picket fence distress paint on the trees and sprinkled them with a little clear rock candy glitter I cut the sentiment "Noel" from sparkly cardstock. The poinsettia was cut from Tim Holtz Christmas paper and then tinted using distress ink. (All of the dies used are from Tim Holtz.)
I created this card for these challenges: Bloggers Challenge-- Christmas in July; City Crafter -- Christmas in July; Tuesday Throwdown -- handmade flowers; Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes.

7 comments:

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is a rare beauty. I knew Christmas was sneaking up fast. Thank you for sharing this amazing art. Creativity like this inspires many.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is a rare beauty. I knew Christmas was sneaking up fast. Thank you for sharing this amazing art. Creativity like this inspires many.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Barbara! Love the poinsettia. I'm so happy to see you playing along with us in the "Hand Made Flowers" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a lovely card, and so nice to have a jump on Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us, and have a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday