I can't beleive how time has flown by and the holidays are nipping at our heels, already! I just finished up my marathon of Halloween cards, and now it's time to start on Christmas cards! A crafter's work is never done! LOL
Today, we have a fun challenge for you at Shelly's Images. It's what's inside that counts! That's right! We want to see you decorate the inside of your card. We also have a new featured image for you today, too. You can see it on my card, and can find it on sale today only, in the Shelly's Images store.
I have to admit, I'm as guilty as the rest of you. I generally never decorate the inside of a card, so this was a rarity for me. I have to admit though, it was fun, and I just may find myself doing more inside decorating in the future.
Okay, now that we have the challenge info out of the way, let me show you my card, both inside and out. We'll start with The front:
I had a blast making this card, though I admit, it was quite labor intensive with all the details and fussy cutting. It was so worth it though. I love how it turned out. There are so many layers to it!
I found this fun holly paper in my stash and knew it was perfect for this card! The white panel of cardstock on the front is embossed with the Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder. and attached with foam mounting tape for dimension. I used the Holly image, from Shelly's Images, printed it out six times and colored them with Promarkers. Then, I did fussy cutting and cut out each one, arranged them in a circle and attached each one with foam mounting tape, to make a 3D wreath. The red white and green cord is from my stash. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and is punched with oval and scalloped oval punches.
Time to show you the inside of the card, decorated with matching paper:
I'm thrilled with how this turned out. It is so much prettier in person. The pic really does not do it justice. I wish you could see it in person!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge #6 3 R's (I used ribbon cord, Raised images and embossed panel. The round is the wreath shaped the images make) at Lia Stampz
Challenge #19 Anything Goes at Dream Valley
Challenge #37 Show Us Your Beary Best at The Beary Scrap
Your Holiday at Clear It Out
Challenge #8 Christmas Cards at Floweret
Challenge #156 Three Is The Magic Number (3 decorated panels) at One Stop Craft Challenges
Challenge #80 Fall or Winter at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Wrap It Up (Cord wrapped around embossed panel) at Stamp, Scrap And Doodle
Challenge #60 Film Or Song (Holly Jolly Christmas) Inspired at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #14 Christmas at Little Claire's
Challenge #35 Christmas at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #87 Use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #37 Christmas at Mami Doodles
Challenge #80 Christmas/Winter at I Did It Creations
Inspired By: Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations Paint
Anything Goes at Heartsong Inspirations
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #23 Its Nearly Christmas at Cards For Men
TSG129 Holiday Projects at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #12 Holiday Wishes For Kids at Paper Creations Ink
Holiday/Winter at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge #59 Anything Christmas at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #136 Anything Goes at Digital Tuesday
Christmas at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #74 your Favorite color combo (Red, Green and white) at Tuesday Throwdown
Photo Inspiration (Colors, red and green) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #178 Inspired By The Princettia (I used green) at Rainbow Lady's
Challenge #23 Embossing (White Panel is embossed) at Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge #45 Inspired By A Song (Holly Jolly Christmas) at Do you Stack Up
Challenge #71 Anything Goes at Fresh Brewed Designs