And these were the sketches to choose from:
The card came together fairly quickly (unlike most of my cards LOL). I used a digital image from Create with TLC (one of the many December 2011 freebies Paulette offered) and embellished the printed string of beads and crystals with my Sakura gel roller and rhinestones from a Dutch bargain store (Action). The background was made by adhering a strip of blue parchment on a piece of off-white cardstock (Papicolor "anjerwit") and running this through the Cuttlebug in a Sizzix folder that I had inked on the inside with Antique linen distress ink. The Christmas sentiment is from the Verve stamp set Glad Tidings and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. The pearls in the top right corner are from Kaisercraft.
I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #231 Bling it up
Craft Your Days Away - #52 Anything goes [Farewell challenge]
Crafty Ann's - #72 Christmas in August
Dutch Dare - #179 Bling it on
Make It Monday - #105 Anything goes