Sunday, November 25, 2012

TSG183 - Seasons Greetings

Hi there! Now that the Thanksgiving holidays are over, it's time to start preparing for Christmas! That means Christmas cards, too, so I have one to share with you today. 

I am the Trendsetter of the Week at There She Goes, and it's my turn to bring you this week's challenge. I chose a photo inspiration challenge. I hope you don't find it too challenging! When it comes to my Christmas decorations, I tend to be very traditional, but with my cards, I love to use non-traditional colors.

I pulled my inspiration from the wreath in the photo and used the Seasons Greetings stamp set by There She Goes. I colored it with Copic markers using lots of bright colors. I added some touches of glitter with my Spica glitter pens. I used Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas papers...I love these papers! The colors are so bright and fun! I debated back and forth with myself about the rhinestone flourishes for at least five minutes...placing them on the paper and then taking them off. I finally decided my card looked too plain without them. I think I like how it turned out with them on. :) I finished my card off by adding some pretty seam binding from Ribbon Carousel and a sentiment.

This card layout is Sweet Stop Sketch #186

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project with the inspiration photo, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (December 3rd). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG183 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! :)

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI Raspberry Fizz, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas
Stamps: Seasons Greetings by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Spica glitter pens
Embellishments: pink seam binding, rhinestone flourishes, foam dots
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, MFT 1st Place Ribbon Award Die-namics


  1. Candace, this is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at The Sweet Stop!

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the bright colors.


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