This was one of those cards that I just wasn't liking to start with. The colors were a bit hard to match up, the ribbon dealt me a fit, my bottle of Stickles kept clogging up on me, and it just was not looking right. In the end it all finally came together, and I really like the way it turned out; it just took a while to get there!
This is another SOF challenge card. The basic layout is taken from a sketch that ConnieP provided over on 2Peas for her Sketch challenge. Then I decided that I would go with the Christmas theme for Dawn's True Meaning Of Christmas challenge.
The thing that I really love about Christmas is the happiness or Joy that everyone seems to carry with them through the Christmas season. Even though that joy can come from completely different things. For some it is because it is a season that celebrates their chosen faith, and for others it is simply the time that they spend with their family and friends that brings them joy. And let's face it, we all love presents! I don't mean in a greedy "gimme" sort of way either. Honestly, it doesn't matter where that joy comes from; it's just nice to see everyone a little happier, more tolerant, cheerful, and more giving than usual!
The swirly paper on the left is done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and colored with the Fruitcake Kaleidacolor pad. I stamped Ornamental Joy with the Red Magic VersaMagic pad, and added some Christmas Red Stickles just to add a little sparkle. The "to the world" stamp is from Tis The Season. It actually says "Joy to the World", so I just omitted the word "Joy" when I inked it with the black ink.