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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hello, Friends!!  I hope all is well!! I am sure many of you are scurrying around preparing for Christmas as am I.  I can't believe Christmas is in just a few days.  Where does the time go?!!!!

I just love this time of year with all the beautiful Christmas decorations within our house and seeing all the lights as you drive along the road.  So festive.  The lights just make you feel so warm, comforted, and happy.

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for the Shining the Light Winter Inspiration at ODBD.  It is such a beautiful photo and it was such fun to create.  I tried to look at something others may have missed such as the snowy branches and the blue flourished Merry Christmas.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Snowflake Background,Merry Mosaic dies, Merry Christmas dies,  Small Bow dies, Lovely Leaves dies, Vintage Labels dies, Pinecones dies, Vintage Flourished Pattern dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, designed by Chris Olsen
ODBD Stamps Used: Snowflake Background

I decided to use the theme of the snow and blue as seen in the Merry Christmas sentiment and in the corner of the inspiration. The background is created with the Snowflake Background.  The foliage is created with a variety of green cardstocks and the Fancy FoliageMerry MosaicsPinecones, and Lovely Leaves.  The sentiment is cut in blue using the Merry Christmas die and is framed with the Vintage Labels and Vintage Flourished Pattern (inside oval).  The card itself shimmers with the outside glittered cardstock, glittered poinsettia and foliage.  It is, unfortunately, not as noticeable in the photo.

Here is the Inspiration photo:
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:  Robin, Paula and Diana.

We would love to have you join us!!  For more details or add to creation, please click here to the ODDB blog.  You have until December 27 to join us!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! They are so appreciated!!  If I do not post between now and Christmas, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas!!



Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Chris!! I love those velvet looking poinsettia and your greenery! Your bgs are always amazing because every layer is so complete with something done! I LOVE the blues!
Thank you so much for the gorgeous card you sent me too! So dimensional! Tell Nicki that I LOVE the scarf and she is one talented young lady! Thank you, thank you!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous and elegant as always, Chris! I love your take on the inspiration - you do blue so well!

Unknown said...

Wow, Chris this card really pops! All of the greens, bow and flowers are so perfect and perfectly placed!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!


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