Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

One of my favorite bloggers is Chupa over at Random Acts of Creativity. She hosts the Sketchbook Saturday challenge, which inspired my card today. I found some DCWV glitter card bases for four bucks the other day, so when I saw the Dynamic Duos Triple Threat color combo I knew just what I needed to do. I grabbed the green cards from the set and my Sparkle and Shine papers and got right to work!
I stamped stitches onto the glitter paper for the stripes indicated in the sketch. I did a set in White Daisy, then another set over top in Memento Black (which is my favorite black ink pad). I did some fancy inking of my sentiment to get the multi color fade. First I inked the whole stamp in Blush ink. Then using the straight edge of the pad I added the Cranberry ink to the top. Finally I rolled the top and bottom lines in Memento Black before I stamped onto my label. Since the label was from Art Philosophy, I easily cut the matching Blush frame for the label, then inked the inner edge of the Blush frame with my silver marker before adhering it over the stamped base label. I topped my label off with some Martha Stewart holly gems I've been hoarding for, well, years.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so I'll be hanging with my littles and enjoying the day. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
NaBloPoMo November 2013

6 comments:

Julie Gearinger said...

What a festive card!! Love the use of the colors along with the sketch!! The holly gems are the perfect accent- I know how hard it is to use those treasured stash items- lol!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Dynamic Duos- have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Lalia H. said...

LOVE it! I love the momento ink pad too. I alternate between the CTMH one and that one.

Happy Thanksgiving Wendy!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I really like this color of green with the striped paper! I too have those cards and have thought that the pear green would look good with the reds.... and I was right. And the pink looks awesome with it too! Who would have thought.... Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving... I just got home from sisters' house and am totally stuffed... and ready to craft some more!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this, Wendy! Great take on the sketch, such fun colors!

Holly said...

I love the stitching you added to the glimmer. And you're use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh, Wendy! How awesome that you played along and what a beauty it is!! Love the 'rays' under the sentiment panel and the gorgeous papers! Thank you so much for the kind words, please do stop by again some time :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...