Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas - Crafting By Designs

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Hello Everyone, I'm here today with the Getting Ready for Christmas card challenge.  We hope that when you play along with this challenge throughout the year, when the season arrives, you will have created enough Christmas cards for everyone on your list.  

Today I took a stab at using my Copics and a Bugaboo stamp to create a very simple and easy card. 

I started with coloring the tree and then trying to cut it out.  

As you can tell, I'm really rusty on blending the darker and lighter tones.  Hopefully that will come with a lot more practice.  

I used a sage color card stock for my base and Basic Grey Eskimo Paper for the mat.  

I have to admit that this is not what I had envisioned when I started.  I printed the tree stamp to large so I had to turn my card base.  Then i didn't have room for a sentiment on the front.  So I went with a real basic stamp on the inside from the A Muse Studio Tis the Season stamp set. 


As you can tell I'm hooked on trees right now.  So the challenge to go along with this card is 

use a Tree on your card.

Make sure to stop off at Crafting By Designs to submit your creation.  I can't wait to see what you make. 


  1. I think it's a wonderful card and I love the colors you used on the cupcake....bright, happy and colorful!

    It's a great card!!

  2. I think you did great with the Copics! You know I have no clue about them but hope to learn soon!