Polka dots make me giddy!  You would think that would make this an easy challenge since part of it was to use them.  Nope!  For the last several days my mind has been blank of all of the different polka dot paper, paint techniques, stamp usages, etc.  I used BEAUTIFUL BAUBLES from Newton’s Nook Designs for the main design and sentiment on this card.  I actually stamped the ornaments using watermarking ink and then embossed them before cutting them out with my die, at this point, I watercolored them using the colors listed below in the tools section.  I then attached everything to the front of my card.  I am submitting this card to Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch #228, and Tuesday Throwdown #359 Punches and/or Dies, and Inky Paws Challenge #54, and (a first time for me!) ABC Christmas Challenge S for Sketch, T for Trio.

This is the sketch I used on this project:

Newton's nook

The design on this card comes from:

Newtons Nook: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/
Image © Newton’s Nook Designs

These are the tools I used on this project:


  1. Patty

    Great take on the sketch for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! Love that background paper! Patty A – DT member.


    The shimmery ornaments are perfect for the sketch! Love your card! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  3. Andrea Shell

    Lovely card! Your ornaments are beautiful! Thanks for linking up with the Inky Paws Challenge.

  4. Emily Lauritzen

    Love this!! Your ornaments are stunning on this fun card!

  5. zsofia

    Very elegant and stylish with those beautiful ornaments. Perfect for Christmas. Thank you for playing with us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week. Join in the next one too. Hugs, Zsofi

  6. Michelle Hughes

    love your ornaments and paper. Beautiful card! Reminds me I need to get started!
    Thank you for joining us at AHSC.

  7. Indy

    Your ornaments look fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  8. Wendy

    Your ornaments are so pretty! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  9. Lisa bzibziak

    So pretty! Love those ornaments! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts!w

  10. Annette Clark

    Awesome card, Gina! I have to say, you ended up really rocking those polka dots! I love the look of your embossed-then-water colored ornaments. Thanks for sharing with us this week at AHSC.

  11. Helen

    Fabulous card – love that combined both of our themes!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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