Holiday Card Challenge and Embellish Magazine

(This is my third post today.  To see my CSS Group Project or my card for YCU, please scroll down!)

Last year I issued myself a challenge- to CASE all of Kristina Werner's Holiday cards. Well, I didn't make it through all of them.  When I saw she started her Holiday Card Series once again, I felt determined to give it another try!  I have oodles of cards to make this Christmas, so I need all the help I can get :)

This first one is inspired by Day 1.  I love the layout and the big sentiment, so I kept those design features in my card:

My CASE of Day 2 includes a wooden tree that I painted with silver acrylic paint.  Don't you love my "palette" in the background? (aka a cheap plastic plate from the drugstore that has a million layers of dried paint on it...)

Here's the result:

I put some strips of subtly patterned paper behind the wood piece, similar to the washi tape tree on Kristina's card.

I'm submitting this card to embellish magazine's paint trends challenge.

I created the green shadow beneath the sentiment by cutting a piece of cardstock the same size as the part that is popped up.  I always see Lenae do this, and it looks cool!


  1. So cool! I love those sentiments!

  2. Fabulously festive cards...love the big sentiments and the wooden tree. Thanks for sharing Lenae's tip, I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Gorgeous. Mmm mmmm painting!!!!! Makes me want to get my paint brushes out!

    And I absolutely love those sentiments.

  4. I love both of them! You are putting me into the Christmas spirit :) Love that shiny tree on the second and the thread on the first!

  5. Beautiful cards, Jennifer. I really like the vibrant colors on the first one, and the sentiments look so chic!

  6. Your cards are always filled with cool design elements - love them!


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