Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Season's Greetings & 2 Challenges!

Yay another Christmas card...oh why couldn't I get motivated to crank these out earlier in the month?!...lol! I still have a bunch more to do for everyone on my list!

Anyways, for this card I used last weeks sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and the "Winter Wishes" theme from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! This is, I think the first time I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colors with a sweet pink, purple, silver & black palette to match the very cute digi image from Pollycraft!


Some closeups...


Sweet Wednesday Sketch #79


And the inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:
PAPERS: Shimmery silver & lilac textued cardstock and Christmas themed patterned paper from "DCWV". Plain grey cardstock for base. Glittery lilac cardstock from "Best Occasions" for border.
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: The cute image is a digi stamp from "Pollycraft" and the sentiment "Season's Greetings" is from "Inkadinkado", handstamped and embossed w/iridescent sparkle.
INK and COLOR: The image was colored in with PrismaColor Pencils and a Gamsol technique was used. Black pigment ink from "ColorBox" was used to stamp the sentiment.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sparkly white organza ribbon, lilac purple satin scalloped ribbon, white and silver fabric striped ribbon and silver balls.
FEATURES: Machine stitching in and out with white color thread. Borders were done with "EK Success" (Hearts and dotted mini scallops) border punches. The background was embossed with the snowflakes embossing folder and "Cuttlebug" machine. I added puffy snow to the image and white poms poms to the hats. "Stickles" glitter was also added for sparkle!

ENJOY!

2 comments:

Céline et Nathalie said...

amazing card, i love all, the colors the image too cute, the ribons... great take on the sketch
thanks for playing at stamptacular
sunday this week
hugs
céline

Gemma said...

Wow, what a great christmas card this is, love the colours you used, something really different form the classic reds and Great take on our winter wishes challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at SSC and happy crafting! Gemma greens! Cute stamp as well.