Monday, September 12, 2011

September WMS Christmas Card Challenge

I made this card for two challenges this week -  the Free 4 All over on Split Coast was to use paper piecing - the the Waltzingmouse Forum Christmas Card Challenge for September was to use acetate somewhere on your card.  It's SO hard to photograph acetate!  I hope you can see how I created this card from my three photos.

So - I made my card base acetate....  and I paper pieced my holly stampings and adhered them to the front of the card.   Then I adhered a piece of patterend paper on the inside of the card as well as my Labels Trio Spellbinders die cut sentiment.    In case you cannot read the sentiment - it says "Happy Holly Days"/
So when the card is closed it looks like the paper and sentiment are on the front.
These pretty stamps are from the Sewing Box Christmas set - all the images look like they have been sewn around the edges - so you don't have to!
 Lynn Mercurio is our hostess for the WMS Christmas challenges - and she asked us how many cards we have done so far and how many more we need to make.   So I checked my box and I have 31 cards made - whoo hoo!    And I probably need 40-50 - every year I delete some names and add some others so it's a moving target!

I try to make at least 3 cards each month when I do this challenge -  but the last two months I've only made one (whoops!)  but I'm doing pretty well!

Have you got any Christmas cards made yet??

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs

Paper: Acetate, Scarlet Jewel, Textstyle Holiday Cheer - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Glue dots, Labels Trio - Spellbinders, 3/4" circle punch - EK Success

12 comments:

Shirley said...

How outstanding! I love how you did all of it and thanks for the instructions too!

*Vicki* said...

This is really gorgeous Julia!! Love the papers and Holly image!! The acetate looks lovely!! ;)

Carol E said...

Beautiful card love the colors, thanks for sharing it.

Velta said...

Love the acetate idea Julia...great Christmas card and love the papers...thank you for your "always unending giving" of ideas!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love these "self sewn" stamps! My kind of stamp right there! :) Great card... Christmas isn't that like a long time away? Sept 12? oh maybe not! Cards? Nope - LOL

Debgem said...

Saw this on the gallery earlier - and I just love the way you've used acetate. Looks fab!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so uniquely creative.....fabulous

Crystal said...

OOOOOO LOVE this Julia and how you used the acetate AWESOME!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooh this is exquisite Julia. wow. Love the clear front.

Peggy said...

Love your acetate card Julia! Beautifully done! I don't do too many just because of the photography, lol!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Julia! Love the paper piecing! I've never done an acetate card...I may have to give it a try!

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute Christmas card...I just love this WM set and how you used the acetate!!!!