Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: New Challenge #15 - Holiday Decorations

Beware the Ides of March -- or Happy Belated Pi Day -- or Happy early St. Patrick's Day.

In any event, I am here with another 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Challenge.  This month we're featuring some really fun digi stamps by A Day for Daisies.

Here are the challenge details:
  • Blog link: The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up 
  • Challenge dates: March 1-31, 2016
  • Optional theme: "Holiday Decorations" - if you would like to participate in the optional theme for the month, create a card that showcases a holiday decoration on it (lights, wreaths, ornaments, tinsel...). Also add "FT" after your name, so we can include it in the prize drawing. This theme is optional.  You only need to follow the theme if you are interested in winning a $12 Gift Certificate from A Day for Daisies.
  • As always: All card submissions (with or without optional theme) will be eligible to earn a free paper each month and some extra digital goodies.
  • Guest Sponsor: A Day for Daisies (see info below).
  • Additional Sponsor: Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Prize Info: 
    • From A Day for Daisies: A $12 Gift Certificate from A Day for Daisies for one random winner chosen from those who participate in the optional theme.
    • From Décosse's Dynamite Doodles: 
      • Prize 1: one free digital paper to EVERYONE who links up a minimum of two cards. The theme for these cards is optional
For some inspiration, here is the card I designed using the Tower of Gifts stamp and details on how I made the card.

  • A Day for Daisies: Tower of Gifts stamp
  • White card stock for card base: 5.5"W x 11"H, scored at 4.25" mark
  • Holiday Decorations patterned paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in gold
  • Copic Markers
  • Gold washi tape
  • Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive
  • Size the image of the Tower of Gifts and print on copic-friendly paper
  • Color the image using copic markers
  • Cut alternating layers of patterned paper and white card stock
  • Splatter the Color Shine on the white card stock
  • Adhere the layers together.


As I mentioned above, this month's challenge is brought to you by our Guest Sponsor, A Day for Daisies. Here's some info about them:

  • A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
  • You can find them on their website, blog, Facebook or Etsy 

Our additional sponsor is Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.


Now it's your turn!  Create a holiday card and be sure to add it to the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge blog!  Look forward to seeing your amazing designs!

Happy Card Making!

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