Friday, December 04, 2015

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #117...Any Christmas Creation

Welcome all!  I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design ChallengeThis time around for Challenge #117, the theme is Any Christmas Creation. With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get any of those last minute cards, tags, decorations and other Christmas items finished!

Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info: 
  • This is another skinny card. This one measures 7 in. by 3.5 in.  I posted a similar style one earlier this week. 
  • As soon as I saw this stocking image in the store, I had an idea of what I wanted to do. I had thought of a full fireplace but then the stockings would have been too tiny. So instead, I simply used a mantle from a fireplace and made it into shelving--the wonderful power of vector images!
  • This card was created digitally and then printed and assembled.

    Digital Image Details:
    • Vintage Christmas StockingI love this pretty stocking.  You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
    • This image was coloured with a combination of paper piecing, layer styles and digital colouring.
    • Bells and the stocking outline have been altered using a Photoshop layer style.  I used Instaglam resources purchased as part of a bundle.  The original designer's name is Jessica Johnson and you can purchase it HERE.
    • Stocking top altered using a later style courtesy of HG Designs
    • Holly is paper-pieced with an existing holly element from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper
    • Mantle and pegs are from All Free Download.
    • Stockings paper pieced with a digi paper from the Unplanned Outing kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}

    • Vintage Christmas Stocking

      Digital Sentiment Details:
      • This is one of my personal use only sentiments.  If you are new to my blog and interested in obtaining over 22 freebie images related to the Christmas season, just click on Holiday Handout in the label section and you should be able to find them all.

      Paper Products:
      • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.

      Digital Paper Products: 
      • The paper used as my background is also from the Unplanned Outing kit created by Correen Silke discussed above.

      Digital Embellishment Details:
      • The shape used for matting in behind the sentiment and the backdrop were created with basic shapes in Photoshop Elements.
      • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with layer styles from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper

      Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

      You have until January 7th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done.  Remember the theme is Any Christmas Creation.  I really hope that you will be able to join us. Don't forget that along with all the typical rules that apply to the majority of challenges out there (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules), you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN! You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge. Easy Peasy right!

      Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration.  Oh and don't forget...Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

      Until next time,


    Sandi said...

    Great image choice for a Christmas creation!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

    Pattie G said...


    I just love this card! Your coloring of my "Vintage Christmas Stocking" is excellent! I just love it...

    Pattie ♥

    Lori m said...

    Fantastic card, I love those bells on the stocking, memories, so many memories this brings back.
    Hugs, Lori m