Friday, August 14, 2015

Deedee's Digis Christmas Basket card

I made this card for the monthly progressive challenge over at Deedee's Digis. If you haven't joined the challenge in the past, you can get part of this month's challenge set for free to get you started. Each month you participate, you'll get the next month's set for FREE. It's a great way to add to your digi stamp collection!
This month's full set features a basket for each season with a bonus Christmas basket. There are 3 lovely sentiments also included. I decided to make a Christmas card, so I chose the sweet Christmas basket. I wanted an idea for a fun design, so I looked at various challenge sketches for this week and settled on Tuesday Morning Sketches' #313 challenge. This sketch was a little out of my comfort zone since I don't usually use triangles on my cards. That may change now!
I decided to try out the Smooch Spritz sprays I recently bought at a craft outlet, so I sprayed gold and red on a 5x7 inch blank white card and let it dry. Meanwhile, I was working on cutting out my red glitter paper into a triangle that matched the sketch. I also chose a Spellbinders die from the Elegant Ovals set to cut out the digital stamp I had sized and printed using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I chose a couple other Spellbinders dies for the flourish on the right side and the accent on the lower right hand side. I added a few little gems and a small Christmas tree embellishment to complete the front of the card.
This is what the card looked like with the Smooch Spritz applied. Some of the spray got on the inside of the card, and next time I think I might just spray the whole inside.
For the inside, I used a Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the mat behind my sentiment. Then I used a die from the Spellbinders Tranquil Moments set to die cut my sentiment. I added a few sequins to finish it off.
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Deedee's Digis: Monthly challenge
Tuesday Morning Sketch:

Noor Designs Challenge: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Forum: Ditch the designer papers
The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge: ATG with option of snow people
Crop Stop Blog: ATG with a product they sell
Hiding in my Craftroom: use a die cut
Emerald Faeries Challenge: Favorite Colors (red and green)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge: Sparkle
Silhouette Challenge: ATG
Sunsational Stamps: Christmas in July


  1. I love that you challenged yourself with trying some challenges! I'm not a triangle girl either but I agree this turned out cute! So glad you enjoyed with the digi.
    Thanks for playing in the Digi of the Month Challenge at Deedee's Digis.
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  2. It's good to come out of your comfort zone now and then, you find new techniques and makes it all the more fun. I love how it turned out. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy
    Owner Noor!DesignUK

  3. It's good to try different techniques, love your spraying. A very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle Christmas. Caz DT

  4. That really is a different sketch - so unique. Love your take on it too with this pretty, pretty card! Just wonderful. The smooch spray gives it such a lovely background and that die you used to frame out the image is great. LOVE your wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Deedee's Digi's this month too!

  5. Your card is lovely, great color combo and very cute image. You have entered this into the HIMCR challenge for this week but I do not see that challenge on your list. Thank you for joining us this week.


    1. Sue, thank you so much for pointing that out! Sorry! I've added the link now.

    2. Such a happy and festive card. Great take on the sketch.
      Thanks for joining in the blogiversary fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
      ♥ Lena – DT
      Lena’s Creations

  6. A different take with the sketch, but you have pulled it off successfully, a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Deedee's Digis DOM

  7. LOVE that sprayed background ... so pretty! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  8. So fun! I love what you did here!
    Thanks for linking up with us at Sunsational!

  9. Sweet card Love the design Thanks for joining us at Sunsational Stamps Monthly Challenge!!

  10. Another great card. I love what you did with the layering of this card. Thanks for joining us at the Sunsational Stamps challenge.

  11. Another great card. I love what you did with the layering of this card. Thanks for joining us at the Sunsational Stamps challenge.

  12. Another great card. I love what you did with the layering of this card. Thanks for joining us at the Sunsational Stamps challenge.

  13. Great card - love the sketch you used,

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x