It's Christmas in July.................
I actually stumbled upon this Christmas challenge site in early July, just before the release of the Online Exclusive "One Horse Open Sleigh". I was very excited to find a new to me Christmas Challenge site, as I've been looking for a nudge in that direction.
Originally my plan for 2023, was to start making at a minimum 10 cards per month so I could have most of my Christmas cards ready to send out in November, but those plans fell to the wayside some time ago. But it's never too late so be prepared to see a lot more Christmas cards from now on!
This new to me Christmas themed challenge site is called Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge. Here's their badge:
|Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #44|
Their rules are pretty simple and clear - use the image that's posted bi-weekly as your theme and enter. This site is all about Christmas ....yippee!!!
|Peace on Earth Challenge #44|
I took my inspiration from the two pictures of the cabins in the challenge picture. I can imagine this couple gliding through the snow on their way home, anticipating a warm fire and a cup of hot chocolate.
- Early Espresso card stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" E
- Early Espresso W fold piece measures 3" by 5 1/4 and is scored at 1" & 1"
- Use a bone folder to burnish the folds (mountain and a valley. The mountain fold faces the front and the valley is attached to the card base with adhesive.
- Cut x 6 x dsp piece for background to measure 4" by 5 1/4" adhere to card base front.
- Cut two 3/4" x 5 1/4" strips for the front of the mountain and the valley folds.
- Cut a 4" x 5 1/4 inch piece of whisper white card stock for inside mat. Stamp the barn image from the retired Christmas Barn Stampin' Up! stamp set in Gray Granite ink (stamp off to get a lighter image) and then stamp the sentiment across the center in Real Red ink.
For the inside mat I cut a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Boho Blue cardstock and a 5 1/8 x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White. The Christmas Barn image is stamped in Gray Granite and once again I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink.
Well it was fun making some Christmas Cards today and I hope I can continue to participate in this challenge on a bi-weekly basis to add to my Christmas stash of cards. What fun!
Penny Hanuszak, Independent Stampin' Up Demo