Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Friday, February 10, 2017
CCT03 - Drinks Theme Challenge
Like last time, I started by flipping through the Christmas section (and the Food & Cooking section) in my embellishment notebook. I pulled out several items - a 3x4 card from a Christmas paper collection, a Coke trading card, a couple of trading card wrappers, and a strip of images from an older patterned paper, along with an 8 1/2 x 11 paper for backgrounds. [Since Coca-Cola is my favorite drink at any time of the year, I thought it definitely fit the theme!]
Next, I checked my stash of premade card bases and chose five that worked with the festive drinks embellishments.
All the remaining papers for these cards came from my scrap bin. Once again, I had so much FUN putting these cards together. I started with the images of the girl sipping a drink and added layers of patterned papers and stamped sentiments.
I added the Christmas patterned paper to a card front, then adhered the 3x4 cheers card for a quick and simple card.
The piece of yellow cardstock scrap that I used to punch a scalloped circle for the first card above made a perfect frame for a piece from the trading card wrapper. A few layers of cardstock and patterned paper, and this card was finished.
And, finally, the long trading card with the wintery Coke scene is all layered with purple and teal cardstocks and a few strips of washi tape.
I also added a strip of matching paper and the stamped peppermint sticks inside each card.
So excited to be ACTIVELY using my stash to create Christmas cards with supplies and colors I might not have used without this challenge! Which of these is your favorite?
Anyone else joining in the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this year?