Wednesday, May 6, 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge: J & K

It's time for the May ABC Christmas Challenge! As we get closer to the halfway point of 2020 (really???), we are up to J and K. This time, J is for JOY! I have lots of Joy sentiments, and went with one of my favourites:

This was a easy card to make, as I pulled some inspiration from the very first card I made as a design team member for ABC. I really like this Hero Arts background stamp as it looks after an artistic collage look with no effort on my part. I knew I wanted to use this Papertrey Ink Joy stamp and die, as well as one of the secondary sentiments. It looked a little lost on its own against the background, so I added a strip of silver glitter paper to set it off a bit. 

And now we come to K is for KINGS. I don't have any Christmas kings or magi, so I improvised...

This was a lot of fun to make! I found this fab cartoon of Elvis using Google images, and fussy cut him. For the background, I grabbed blue and red watercolour powders. Being Elvis, I thought he needed some stars in the background. They are embossed in silver, and the sentiment in red. 

So sure, it's May, but it's also the pandemic - why not spend a little time getting ahead on your Christmas cards? Lots of inspiration on the ABC Challenge website. I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: (Christmas Joy) Stampin' Up very vanilla & garden green, (?) blue & American Crafts silver glitter cardstock, PTI Wonderful Words: Joy stamps & die, Hero Arts Collage Music stamp, Versamark, Memento Luxe love letter & Stampin' Up garden green inks, Wow super fine white & Ranger super fine red embossing powder, WRMK corner-rounding punch; (joy to the world) Neenah white cardstock, Canson mixed media paper, Unity Greetings of Christmas & Ellen Hutson Reason to Sparkle stamps, Versamark & Memento Luxe love letter ink, Ranger silver & red embossing powder, Magenta Nuance watercolour powders, Elvis clipart

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Barbara Godden said...

What an awsome JOY card love how cas it is. I would have been iching to add mega stuff. And of course the KING great job with that and yes the stars are perfect, great designs on both. LOVE them.

Dotty Jo said...

Oh my word, I didn't even think of Elvis when I saw your note about K is for King on FB! Love both cards, but card #2 is brilliant. Jo x

Helen said...

Fabulous your King! Ha ha!
Helen x

JulieP said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE Elvis! Awesome idea! (Not to lessen your first card but ahem...Elvis is the king. LOL!)

Jen W. said...

Your Elvis card is absolutely genius!! Love love love it!!

Joyce said...

OMG, is it halfway to Christmas already? I feel like it was yesterday. Two fabulous cards. That elvis one is really funny.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards to add to your pile, Lindsey. I love that they are both relatively flat for economical posting and you really thought outside the box for the Elvis card which really tickles my funny bone!
Stay well,
Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

You crack me in love with your "king" card, gotta love Elvis!!!! Both cards are simply wonderful!