Monday, October 29, 2012

Dintinctively Pink Christmas

I'm in a festive mood today so I'm sharing a Christmas card that I just finished up.

I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches as my starting point and was inspired to use pink as my base colour because so many challenges this month are calling for pink (due to it being Breast Cancer awareness month).

I was shopping on the weekend and picked up a couple of new die cuts (the tree and deer) so I just had to use them right away. The tree die cut is from Dee's Distinctively Dies - I cut the tree layers (plus free-handed the largest layer because I wanted my tree to be a bit bigger) and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder. I popped up each layer of the tree to give even more dimension. The tree trunk is just free cut from a scrap.

The window frame is also popped up so that there is depth (Memory Box Madison Grand Window with ledges trimmed). The deer are cut with Memory Box (deer trio). I really lucked out with the black/grey patterned paper - I was looking in the scrap box and found just enough of this paper. I love how the design looks like swirling snow.

That's it for now - thanks for visiting.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - embellish with die cuts/punches
ABC Christmas - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - pop it up
D.L. Art - Holiday in Oct/Nov/Dec
Do You Stack Up - embossing
Fussy & Fancy - anything goes
Jingle Belles - creatures
Love to Create - lots of layers


  1. This is so beautiful the tree is awesome and I love the embossing on it. I just love deer looking through the window. It is simply a beautiful card. That die will definately be a keeper
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  2. Beautiful card Shelley! I love the pink tree. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Be sure to link it to the Virtual Birthday party on TMS before Wednesday. It counts.

  3. THIS IS AMAZING!!! LOVE the colors and your scene is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  4. I love your card, so creative. And that pink tree - so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. oh my gosh, what a GORGEOUS and clever holiday scene you have ocmposed here, i looooove the window, and that tree is just AMAZING... i especially love that it's PINK! awesome!!! :) thanks for joining in our holiday creature feature at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  6. Fab card - love the embossing on the tree!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  7. I love that tree! The colour scheme is also perfect for your design. A very contemporary Christmas card and perfect for our challenge at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  8. this is so pretty, the embossing on the pink tree is beautiful. thank you for joining us at fussy and fancy challenge blog this week.

  9. Love the embossing and dimension on that rockin' tree ... and the deer silhouettes are perfect through the window ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  10. What a beautiful card. I always love pink on a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. Hello,
    so cute card. I love christmas three. Thank you for joining us to Fussy & Fancy challenges.

  12. Oh my my my this is a really gorgeous card! What a beautiful scene you created and I LOVE Christmas cards with pink! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  13. Oh, I love your tree, how pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

  14. I love this! The window on the world feel is perfect and I love the non-traditional color scheme. That tree die/embossing is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week!

  15. This is Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge for our Lots of Layers Challenge! Can't wait to see what you'll create next week!

    Many Blessings,