Monday, 25 June 2012

Joyously Participating In IBSIC #14...

Hello, everyone!  So it's still June and I've already started on my Christmas cards LOL.

The card I am sharing is for this week's IBS challenge:  

When I saw this week's challenge over at Inspired by Stamping, I was instantly inspired to create a Christmas card.  

It's a little hard to tell, but the wreath was stamped on very vanilla cardstock and then cut out inside and out and popped it up on one layer of dimensionals.  The 'J',  'O', and 'Y' were also stamped on very vanilla, cut out and popped up on two layers of dimensionals.  I am including a closer up angled view to better show this.  It really turned out beautifully.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:

And here is my card.  Hope you joyously enjoy...


basic black

very vanilla

newsprint designer series paper


real red classic

gumball green stampin' write marker

real red stampin' write marker

bling and things:

5/8" black satin ribbon

1/8" rhinestone basic jewels

1/4" rhinestone basic jewels

holly leaves and berries

tools and toys:

paper snips

stampin' dimensionals

2 1/2" circle punch

circle scissor plus

snail adhesive

sticky strip

ranger's glossy accents

stamp sets:

welcome christmas



  1. Very, VERY pretty, Tracy! I think the letters are beautiful, and love how you put newsprint-text behind the pops of color.

    Thanks so much for joining us at IBSIC!

  2. It's never to early to start on your Christmas cards and I love your card, the wreath is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at IBSIC. Deb xxx

  3. Tracy, LOVE the JOY and those holly leaves! I'm also a big fan of the colors and newsprint! FAB card!

  4. This is wonderful! Love all the great elements you put in this card!

  5. Yay for making a Christmas card with the IBSIC sketch! I love the JOY sentiment! Well done and so happy you could join us this week at IBSIC!

  6. I ADORE this card sooo much!!! It's just perfect with the black/white BG papers and that wreath and JOY sentiment!!! Great to have a head start on Christmas too!!!

  7. Oops, forgot to say I ADORE your creative blog name too!!! ;~)

  8. I LOVE your Christmas card! this is just beautiful! Hugs, Joanna