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Cheerful Christmas

It’s time for another wonderful sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and this week our host is Jen Mitchell.  Jen is such a talented card maker and an exceptional sketch designer.  I have to say that I LOVE Jen’s sketch; it’s really easy to work with and I had so many ideas for it, but I really wanted to use the Festival of Trees stamp set for one of the components of the sketch.  The rest of the card just kind of grew around the tree.FMS159-Cheerful-ChristmasThe large rectangular piece was perfect for the “christmas cheer’ sentiment from the Cheerful Christmas stamp set.  I colored it with Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write markers so I could eliminate the swirls and the items where the tree would go.

Speaking of the tree, I didn’t start out with the idea of adding the colored pearls, but they make wonderful 3-D ornaments!  They were colored with Sharpie Markers and some were just left white.  This is very similar to the colors that I use on my Christmas tree.  The Silver Glitter Glue makes a wonderful looking tinsel, too!

FMS159-Festival-of-TreesThis card was so quick and easy, especially since the tree has a coordinating punch.  I hope you like this one, and that you’ll give it a try!

Please stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to see the truly inspirational cards made for you by the ‘Clean Team’.  We would love to have you play along with us this week, and Jen’s sketch is perfect to get you going.  Also, be sure to stop by throughout the week; the talent in the gallery is always awesome, too!   You all make it VERY difficult to pick winners.  🙂

FMS159 Jen M

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  1. Narelle Farrugia

    Wow this is totally gorgeous! I LOVE how you’ve decorated your Xmas tree – so creative and so effective!

  2. Mona Pendleton

    Such a pretty card Cindy! Love the fancy bejeweled Christmas tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. best realtor in mcallen

    I love this card, the spirit of christmas is really in, color combination is perfect I would love to receive something like this.

  4. Cindy Lovell

    This is one beautiful Christmas card!! The tree looks so awesome with the glitter and pearls!!

  5. Jen Brum

    Love this card Cindy! That is one fabulously decorated tree! Love how you’ve coloured the pearls! I need to get me some Sharpies!!! So fun for Christmas!

  6. Bobbi Miller

    Yipeeee!!! What an adorable card Cindy! That little tree is so cute! As a person who sometimes makes jewelry, I can see this made into a great little pin… Love the clean look of this card, and your ornaments on the tree are just great!

  7. Rita

    Cindy, that tree is crazy awesome! I LOVE it!

  8. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, wow! That tree is spectacular and so much fun! It looks like a keepsake for the recipient. Beautifully done, Cindy!

  9. Jen Mitchell

    This is such a sweet Christmas card! I love simple triangular trees and I love them even more when they are covered in colorful ornaments!

  10. KarrenJ

    Love your blinged out tree, Cindy and the “tinsel” looks so realistic – you are one very clever lady!

  11. linda callahan

    So fun! I love the decorated tree with baubles and glitter! Keeping everything else simple makes the tree shine!

  12. Brian King

    Love the way you used the glitter glue here – and the ornament colors are great!

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