Monday, October 5, 2009


This is my submission for Midnight Madness sketch challenge. You can see the challenge here.
I had just purchased this stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I followed their example on how to stamp the "noel". I struggled with the background of this card as the handsome hunter and the bravo burgandy seemed so dark. As I was riffling through my dp I came across a scrap of this gold glitter paper that I made for an anniversary card (somewhere in my older posts) and thought, aha! this is it. Hmm, then I had some difficulty with the 4 squares in the background. Everything I tried was too busy. Then I thought about the reindeer stamp I got as a freebee from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and that worked great for the upper two panels. The bottom half came together when I found this little background stamp. I then took the scraps of the gold glitter paper I just cut and used that in each corner. For the final embellishment I punched out three snowflakes in the colors of the card.
Unfortunately the picture doesn't do the card justice. It looks much more elegant IRL.

Stamps: "Noel" and "Reindeer" by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, scenery stamp by ??
Paper: gold glitter paper from Ace Hardware, bravo burgandy, handsome hunter, whisper white
coloring medium: none
ink: bravo burgandy, handsome hunter, old olive, mellow moss
embellishments and accessories: snowflake punch


  1. Very elegant card, I love those reindeer across the top and your color combination!

  2. A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you have found us and entered our challenge. The MM Design Team thanks you and will be looking for you next week. Most elegant and beautiful card!! Lovely color choices!! I will bet it is really gorgeous in real life.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. How elegant and sophisticated. A true beauty in composition. Outstanding Christmas Card sure to please whoever receives it. Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC this week. We sure do appreciate it! Please mark your calendar for October 16 for our 1st ever blog hop featuring the chance to win 25 don't want to miss it.

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  4. Hello Karen, Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! Your card is fabulous. I love the way you have created scene among the layers! Great colours too! Thank you for playing along with the MMSC this week and we hope to see you back next week! Don't forget to check out the blog again for the HUGE Giveaway and the Blog Hop starting 16 October - heaps of fun to be had and prizes!!
    Linda MMSC Guest Designer

  5. What a gorgeous Christmas card Karen! It has such a classic style and the colors are wonderful. I especially like the reindeers on the top and the colorful center wreath:) Thanks so much for playing this week and good luck on the prizes! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  6. Karen, this is a wonderful Christmas card! I think you've really got the hang of using your new stamps, I think they look great. Glad you could play along in the MM challenge, you created a nice composition.

  7. What a great Christmas Card. I really like the Noel and the snowflake embellishments. What a great job on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC.
    Please stop by my blog and sign up for my birthday blog candy .

  8. First let me say...WELCOME to our challenges :)What a great card and wonderful take on the sketch. Be sure to check out how you can get an extra entry for the MMSC22 Weekly Bonus Prize. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. We value your participation and please mark your calendar for the Oct 16th MM Blog Hop :)
    MMSC Hostess