Friday, December 02, 2011

Joy To the World - C4C #116

Hi, everyone! it's Crazy 4 Challenges time! Today's challenge is to make a card or project inspired by your favorite Christmas movie. MY favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation. I LOL every time I see it! I chose the scene where they're trekking through knee-deep snow to find the perfect Christmas tree for my inspiration. The scenery was pristine and simply beautiful. I'm using three MFT sets for the front of my card: Inspired by Winter, Merry & Bright, and Inspired by Caged Bird. I had so much fun with my card last week I decided to airbrush my background again and use the Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics die for my snow. After I airbrushed the background, I stamped in the trees. To get the trees in the distance, I simply stamped off once and stamped them a little lower on the paper. 

Here's the inside with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Christmas, another bird, and more trees. AND, now I have another mail-friendly card to add to my stash!

And that's all for me for now! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C116.

Stamps: Inspired by Winter, Inspired by Caged Bird, Merry & Bright, Clearly Sentimental About Christmas (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Perfect Paper Panel
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics die (MFT); baker's twine


  1. Oh, that is sooo beautiful!! I love how you made the forest seem dimensional. Just gorgeous!!

  2. such a gorgeous scene you have created Barb

  3. This is just Beautiful!!!! the trees look so real it's almost like a picture! You did a Lovely job on this one Girl!!

  4. This is beautiful! Love that scene you have created and the twine you added! Perfect!

  5. Beautiful and I like the stamping off for the distant trees!

  6. What a wonderful card! The trees look so real.... Beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous scene!! Unbelievable--I thought it was pp!!

  8. This is just all kinds of beautiful Barb!!! WOW!!! (again lol!)

  9. Stunning Card!!!!!! Your scene is breathtaking!!! Christmas Vacation is my favorite holiday movie too. I LOL everytime I see it!!

  10. LOVE the great scene you created here! The bird is a perfect accent!

  11. Barbara,

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is so peaceful and serene!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


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