Nov 15 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 73 – Color Challenge

Sorry I didn’t get this posted yesterday.  When I got home from doing two out of town classes, I was just too exhausted to finish this card and get it posted as was my intention!  Our Blogger’s Challenge this week was to use a color combination of Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla or White to complete our card.  This was definitely a challenge for me…I kept wanting to add a third color in there! 

My inspiration comes from our past Christmas tree.  When we were first married, our first artificial tree was white flocked.  I used red ornaments on it to make it pop!  Even though it was messy to put up, I loved it and how it looked at Christmas. 

This card is a variation of the one my punch classes did this month.  I used three of the Photo Corner punches from my Faux Diamond Dust Whisper White cardstock to make the punched tree (three large and then two small).  The snowflake topper is also glittered with Iridescent Ice EP and punched with the 3/4 circle and cut into a snowflake shape.  The large scallop circle die cut is from Baja Breeze and trimmed to fit partially on the card.  I used the snowflake from Season of Friendship randomly across the background with Baja Breeze on Whisper White and the corners were punched with the Ticket Corner punch.  It was mounted on Chocolate Chip base cardstock.  The Joy was cut from the Join in the Cheer die strip out of Chocolate Chip, too.

I’m anxious to see what the others have done.  Hope you enjoy my card this week!


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17 People have left comments on this post

Nov 15, 2008 - 04:11:56

Lovely Connie! What a wonderful way to use the photo corner punch. So very creative.

Nov 15, 2008 - 05:11:19

Beautifully done Connie! My mother just adores white flocked Chirstmas trees! She’d love what you’ve done here! Great design too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Nov 15, 2008 - 05:11:39
Ida said:

What a fun idea to make a tree using the photo corner punch. Very cute and I love all the sparkle.

Nov 15, 2008 - 05:11:27

This is so unique Connie. Never thought about using the corner punch to make a tree and your’s is just lovley.

Nov 15, 2008 - 06:11:15
Lisa said:

Pretty Connie – love the sparkle on the tree.

Nov 15, 2008 - 07:11:25
Lisa Bohler said:

Such a clever idea to use the photo corner punch for this! Also liked how you used the other die cuts! Super cute!

Nov 15, 2008 - 07:11:26
Nikki said:

Sooo clever! Love the way you used the punch and love the sparkle! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Nov 15, 2008 - 09:11:56
Patti Chesky said:

Very clever!!!! Love all the sparkle!!

Nov 16, 2008 - 12:11:52

Now that is so creative what you did with the photo corner punch…I just love it.
connie paxman

Nov 16, 2008 - 12:11:33
kristen said:

Great job. Very nice!

Nov 16, 2008 - 07:11:42
Marcia said:

I love all the shimmer on this, it has a real christmas feel to it…. beautiful

๐Ÿ™‚ Marcia

Nov 16, 2008 - 07:11:55

Wow, that is so pretty! Very creative, I love it! And a white-flocked tree with red ornaments sounds very pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 16, 2008 - 08:11:39
Claudia said:

Great card! I always wanted to make a tree from that punch and keep forgetting it, need to get to it now ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also love that you used only part from that word die!

Nov 16, 2008 - 01:11:32
Rachel Hope said:

What a great way to make a tree!!!

Nov 18, 2008 - 08:11:13
BarbaraD said:

What a fun and creative card!! I’ve seen the photo corners used to create trees before, but they’ve never looked so pretty as they do in this card. Bet this was fun to make….it’s fabulous!

Nov 21, 2008 - 11:11:19

Ohh this is lovely Connie! Love this! (catching up on BC’s I am behind on!) Have a great day! TFS!

Nov 29, 2008 - 09:11:28
lorraine said:

What a clever use of that punch. Your tree is so sparkly and wonderful. Thank you for sharing and thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my blog.