Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PTI's Make It Monday Challenge

Hi everyone!  I have a card to post for this week's PTI Make it Monday Challenge.  The challenge is to use your sentiment stamps as a subtle part of your background.  When I saw Betsy Veldman's example creation, I was floored, but also inspired and thought that this might be an easy challenge...wrong! 

I wanted to create a Christmas card that was "Christmasey" but not toooo literal.  So, I decided to pick sentiment stamps from my new Star Prints set for the background - "You're My Shining Star" but I left off the You're.  The tree is from the In the Meadow set which I stamped in Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed in white.  The star on the top of the tree is from Tag-Its #6 and is "haloed" by a stamp from Dot Spot. 

The focal sentiment is also from the In the Meadow set (which in hindsight should have been stamped in black).  I hand cut the hills.  I really wanted this card to pop, so I went with a striking color scheme of black, white, gray and ripe avacado (what the tree was stamped on). 

Can't wait for next week's challenge!  Thanks so much for visiting!



  1. What a beautiful card!! Love the embossed tree! And the colors really make it pop!

  2. Love these colors, and your placement of the bling is SO cool and eye-catching- love!

  3. This is stunning! the rhinestones are the perfect stars in your night sky. So peaceful and lovely.

  4. Great card. LOve how you used the rhinestones as stars.