Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just Us Girls #5

The challenge over at JUGS#5 this week is to make a holiday card with a photo. I've been trying to come up with a design for a Christmas card for a friend, using a photo of the beautiful gate to her home. This is one of the samples I made, and since it fits perfectly with today's challenge, I thought I'd post it. I embossed the sentiment at the top of the picture with gold ep and also embossed the gold scalloped circle, along with the tiny house image inside. The stamps are from PTI. The ribbon is from Michaels and I used Hunter Green and Really Red on this one.
Thanks for the great challenge ladies........and if you have time, click the JUGS link above for the details to this challenge. They're giving away freebies just for playing along before the deadline:)
Enjoy a Happy Haunting Halloween Everybody!!

Carol

ETA: For those wondering how I embossed on the photo without melting it - I printed the photo on regular paper, not photo paper.

16 comments:

Wendy said...

This masterrpiece is gorgeous, Carol! I love the embossing on the photo...never knew you could do that! :) I'm sure your friend is just gonna love this! :) Awesome job!

LeAnne said...

How cool is this---what a great idea for your friend's card!!! I loved this challenge!

Kristin Bueter said...

What an awesome idea for a Christmas Card! I love how you embossed the sentiment at the top and added the round tag at the bottom. Just perfect! How did you do the top one with out melting the photo?? :) Love the picture of her gate as the main image also...reminds me of the Hawaiian Christmas I so enjoyed when I lived there.

Have a great Halloween! Your digi set will be sent as soon as I finish this comment :O) Thank you so much for being a faithful follower and participant at Just Us Girls! I always love seeing your projects!

Next week is an awesome sketch challenge hosted by our sweet Maria!

Just Us Girls said...

Carol this is a beautiful card - love all the embossing! So gorgeous. We're so happy you played along with us this week - be sure to email for your free set. The "rules" for using it are included in the email - we'll look for more creations in the future! Smiles,
Pam

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! I love that picture! Thanks so much for playing along with us.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful and personalized Christmas card for your friend! The embossing on the photo is such a cool idea. I love that!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so personal and special

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very unique card! What a special idea for your friend- I am sure they will be thrilled! The gold embossing looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you can join us next Saturday for an all new challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh - this is soooo cool!! Okay - what is your trick with the embossing on the photo???? It turned out perfectly!!! Hugs ~S~

Dana Gustafson said...

What a wonderful way to personalize your friends gorgeous gate to her home. So glad you shared this holiday card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Sue from Oregon said...

This looks like it was a long of fun to make! Love the tree too!

Lisa Kind said...

What a pretty card! Your friend will love this personalized beauty for certain! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge! Enjoy Kristin's free digital set!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how cool!

Andrea M said...

Lovely card! Really like the embossing on the photo. Great job!

Michelle said...

I LOVE this, Carol!!!

Davi said...

Your card is fantastic. Using the gate and the tropical background and the palm tree is really nice!!