Monday, June 15, 2015

Card Design: 12MoC Ch. #6Midway...Opt. Vintage Theme

Hello!  Boy oh boy am I running late.  Not only did my first post not go out on time (even though it was actually ready) but this one is late and my next one is going to be as well.  As soon as I get this one done it will be on to the midway for the Path of Positivity.

First up though, it is time to announce the midway for the June challenge and link up over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  Normally I post at the start but was so behind, that I am posting my card at the mid point instead.  I'm starting to feel like the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

Don't forget that this link up is basically two-fold.  First of all, you are still going to have the opportunity to link up any number of Christmas and December holiday themed cards throughout the month with an anything goes theme. At the end of each month, every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper created by moi. That means that if you submit two cards each month, by the time that the year is done, you will have received 12 free digital papers, all for the low cost of linking up cards you need to create anyway. You do not need to use the digital paper you receive each month in your cards in order to get the next paper. They are strictly meant as incentive to participate.  

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called A Grungy Christmas, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of June will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set.  The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post.  If you would like to have a say in determining which colour will be offered, you can answer the poll we've set up in the sidebar on the top right hand side of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog.

The second part of the challenge provides even more incentive to play. Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. This month the optional theme is Vintage.  In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has a vintage theme.  You can find more details over on the Challenge #6 post. You can find that post and the link up by clicking HERE. 

Also, be sure to check out all the rules and details on the Challenge Details Page. We have provided examples of a few different scenarios to help explain things and make them a bit clearer, in case there is any confusion. 

This month our wonderful guest sponsor is 

Check out the fabulous image I got to work with this month for the mid point of the challenge...
 This latest card makes...

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  14
  ...and here it is...

General Details:
  • This card was created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup. I'll be printing it out and assembling it at a future time so that I can mail it at Christmas time.

Digital Image Details: 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment is from Create with TLC.  It is from the "Happy Holiday Season" Vintage Image Transfer and Word Art Set.  The watermark has been linked to its page in the store.  For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for more awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The flowers and brads I added are from the Winter Romance set created by Correen Silke, available at {Computer}
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment is also from Create with TLC. I picked it up a while back as a freebie. 

Digital Paper Products: 
  • I used three of the papers from the A Grungy Christmas set which is mentioned above.  If anyone is interested in purchasing this set, just let me know and I'll add it to the store.
Digital Embellishments:
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
Other Notes: 
  • The poster mockup that I used to display the card is from Design Bolts. 
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for June.  Whether you choose to link up two Anything Goes themed cards simply to earn your free paper this month, or you choose to also follow the theme to have a chance at the sponsor's prize, it is completely up to you!  Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), June 1st - 11:55 p.m. (23:55 hrs), June 30th, 2015.  You can find out all the details for this challenge including the link up by heading HERE.  Monica, I and the design team hope to see you there! 

Until next time!


Cara said...

Gorgeous Lisa! So glad you played along with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door . Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door Owner
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Lisa
fabulous digital work for this beautiful card . Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, This card is beautiful! I love the papers and the image/sentiment. This is a lovely card to give someone. Edwina Brown

Inkyfingers said...

Such a great tradition style card created in a very modern digital way! Gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
Carol x

Margaret said...

Oh I do love those rich coloured papers give a very luxurious look to your card. Thanks for sharing at CHN Christmas extra for this month.
Margaret M

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous Christmas card. Love the layers and sentiment. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Tlc Creations said...

What a beautiful layout and card.