Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Joy Joy Joy

I am still working frantically on our holiday cards for this year. Yes, I know--it's getting close to Christmas. Yes, I know--I should have done more earlier. But what fun would the holidays be without stress & pressure??? LOL Thankfully, Catch the Bug Challenge Blog's "Christmas Chaos" series this week is helping with my efforts. Day 3 was a color challenge. They posted this photo, with candy cane colors, to use as a palette for your card:

I chose the "Girl Gingerbread - Cocoa" image for my card. I printed her on a scrap of 140 lb. watercolor paper, punched with a 2" circle punch, and painted her with my Inktense pencils & a damp paintbrush. Then I went around the perimeter with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, just to provide some contrast & definition.

I printed the "Joy" from Doodle Pantry's "Holiday Greetings" 3 times onto a strip of pink cardstock, spacing them so they connected to each other & the focal circle. The patterned paper panels come from Echo Park's "Home for the Holidays" 6x6" pad. I cut them to size, matted them with kraft cardstock, and adhered them to a white A2 card base. Finally, I adhered my greeting strip & focal piece, and my card was done!


  1. Glad to see you are putting your creativeness to good use! Good luck finishing your cards.Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos.

  2. Oooh, I love the colors and papers on this one! :)

  3. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos event this week at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog.
    Good luck!
    Jen Leeflang


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