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Friday, August 13, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas style theme of Off The Page starts 13 August 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is the 16th fortnight challenge for the sister blog MTTCC to its MTTC! My artsy-crafty heart can't believe how quickly 2021 seems to be progressing. This Christmas card challenge blog started in mid-January and we are ready for our 16th competition period!!! The new challenge theme is what I'm referring to as a style theme. Shell wants us to go "off the page" with how we style or format our Christmas cards. 

I've interpreted that 2 ways with my red glitter panel by (1) using lots of foam adhesive squares to lift it off the page or base card and (2) shortened the length of the card just a bit in order for the panel to be off the side of the base. I'm very impressed with the results: style, color, mix of prints, and the wise men visit portrayal. 

*My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #16

*Starts 13 August 2021 for 13 days

*Christmas/winter cards must show some type of "off the page" aspect; besides my 2 methods there are different fold formats and easel cards that would work when a focal piece or sentiment piece is extended off to a side as well as interactive function accent pieces that have a spring or folded accordion step section to lift and dangle an accent piece from the card base

"Oh Come Let Us Adore Him" said the Wise Men Christmas card=

Link to #16 at MTTCC for participation, rules, and see what the other design team members made for this different idea=

Blog and DT member badges for MTTCC=

Design and vendor notes:
a. Echo Park's Away in a Manger collection gets the credit for making this wonderful religious Christmas card come together: the script patterned CS is 1 side of the "Heavenly Hosts" item in the collection along with the wise men sticker and the OCLUAH sticker
b. The script patterned cardstock is printed in navy blue with white print. If you click on the above closeup scanned photo you should be able to see that I changed the little white dots to red ones and the stars went from white to silver metallic!!! Those are little details that make looking at the card in person very impressive regarding color repetition. 
c. charcoal gray cardstock is from Astrobrights/Neenah
d. white with red diagonal striped paper was actually a sticker back application
e. almost navy blue with white dot cardstock has been in stash a long time and I forget who the vendor is
f. red glitter foam piece could have been sticker backed applied but I didn't peel that off since I used foam adhesive squares to lift the piece off the surface of the card
g. 3 clear/silvery looking crystal cut gems for accent...I absolutely LOVE this card!!! The mix of colors, prints, layers and then the coordinates from Echo Park just combined into an amazing Christmas card!!!


other challenge blogs to link to for participation=


Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; anything goes; not using their posted Bible verse; I'm referencing the Wise Men, a phrase from carol hymn, and Scriptural words in the text print cardstock;

WAW blog badge: 


Facebook groups for sharing this amazing card=

a. SIC= Scripturally Inspired Creativity

b. MMC= Mixed Media Creativity

c. PPPDTC= Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls

d. BYSHC= Build Your Holiday Card Stash (I saved acronym incorrectly)

e. TSC= The Seasonal Card maker

f. CCMWF= Christian Card Makers~ Women's Fellowship

g. BJFA= Bible and Journaling Faith Art


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

1 comment:

  1. What a stunning card Becca - loving how you interpreted the challenge and a visually appealing card - love the drama of the red and black colour scheme too.
    Thank you for entering this wonderful card at Word Art Wednesday
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT


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