Friday, February 19, 2010

CSAYL Challenge #41 - Recipe Challenge

We're Back!! Yep, the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog (CSAYL) is back in business! And let me tell you I'm ready!! For those of you familiar with CSAYL - it's a blog dedicated to all things Christmas. Last year we posted every Monday...now we'll be on Friday's. Also, we'll have three weeks of card creations and one week of gift sets. I hope you'll decide to play along - go over to the CSAYL to see all the DT's creations as well as link your creation.

So for this week our challenge is a recipe one - you are supposed to use 2 layers, 3 buttons and glitter. I took it as that's ALL you should use. So this card doesn't have lots of layers like I'm used to or ribbon {insert gasp here}...however, I am pleased with myself for following the challenge and creating a cool card :o)

I decided to go a little vintage...I didn't even color {insert another gasp here} anything! I think it captures the holiday feeling and would be a great card to mass produce and send...thinking about using something other than buttons to cut down on the cost of mailing though. So where is the glitter you ask?
The score line under the dotted line has glitter on it as do the snowflakes around Santa. I just used my Stardust Clear Gelly pen so it's a subtle effect. Hard to really capture it but trust me IRL it's pretty :)

So there you have it my first creation for CSAYL for 2010. Whew it feels good to have a Christmas card done - only 100 more to go, LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used: Olive Cardstock, Scor-pal & Scor-Bug Embosser, Vintage Santa Stamp Set, Memento Brown Ink, Cosmetic Sponge, Stardust Clear Gelly pen, Buttons, Brown Scrapper's Floss.

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14 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Michelle, I love the vintagy look of your card!!! I know what you mean abuot catching an image just the right way sometimes!!!! But, your card looks lovely!

vicki

Cathy said...

Super cute! Love that image! Hugs, Cathy

Marcia said...

Beautiful card! I have that paper, now you've given me an idea!

Maria said...

Wow, wow. . .Michelle! I really love that Santa image and the vintage look to it. Just beautiful! Thank you for being part of our team again this year. I can't wait to see all your fabulous Christmas cards again!

Maria

inlovestamping said...

Wonderful card this week. I really like the colors and the vintage image is beautiful. The embossed stitching adds the perfect touch! Looking forward to another great creative year with the group!

Connie :-)

Danni said...

So gorgeous! Love the vintage feel to it..I don't do vintage well. LOL! You do!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very vintage and very nice!

Anna said...

Pretty, Michelle! I love that stamp set! Isn't it fun to make Holiday cards all year long!

Jacqui said...

Lovin' the vintage look - I don't do that much...but I love the look of it, I really should try.

ileana said...

I love this kind of cards.. where you have a beautiful product at the end starting with a simple idea. Lovely... Hugs

The Wired Angel said...

Love this look Michelle... vintage and quick to put together is my idea of the perfect Christmas card. Terrific! I'm glad to be on the team with you!

Tammi said...

Gorgeous vintage card, you did a great job with the challenge...that would be super tough for me, I'm def. a layer girl! I haven't even made any Christmas cards this year, that's a first for me.