I am determined to participate in many creative challenges throughout the coming year. During previous years, I participated in the creative challenges at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog. This blog not only offers a great place to get inspiration, but it encourages me to create Christmas cards throughout the year so that I am fully prepared by the time Christmas rolls around. The first challenge for 2015 at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a sketch challenge. It's a fabulous sketch with endless possibilities.
For my card, I began by creating a tree image from a 1/2 circle cut from the green polka dotted paper. Since this paper only had a pattern on one side, I used green ink on the reverse side to add a bit more color. I folded this paper into a tree shape, punched stars into the various layers and adhered white cardstock behind each layer so the stars would pop. To make them "shine" I added a bit of glitter glue over each. I centered the tree on a fringed circle and used green ink on the edges of the fringe. I layered the tree and fringed circle over two triangular pieces of cardstock and added the sentiment at the bottom.