Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not a Creature...

Hi Peeps!

Just a quick post today to share another Christmas card - four done to date!
For this card I used the adorable Cozy Christmas by Laurence from Stampavie.  The image is stamped with black Stazon on watercolour paper and colored with distress inks (black soot, fired brick, pumice stone, antique linen and forest moss).  Stickles were used on the hat, baubles and around the oval.  A close up:
The image was matted on an ornament that I created with SCAL2 using basic shapes which I then welded together prior to cutting electronically.  I would post the file for downloading, but I am not that technologically advanced, so I am not sure how that is done.  If anyone is interested, either e-mail me or leave a comment with your e-mail address and I can send you the file.  The mat was embellished with a large bow made of recycled ribbon from a Christmas present and some rhinestones.  I also stamped a border from Close to my Heart and embossed it with iridescent ice from Stampin' Up.  This same border is repeated above the scallops.  The baubles are from two different stamp sets - one is Stampin' Up and the other Close to my Heart.  They have been stamped on white card with Color Box pigment ink in Cranberry and again embossed with iridescent ice.

The papers are Stampin' Up and the thin red ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Going round in circles
Crafty Catz - Embossing and a DT call
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Ribbon and gems
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Sketch
Winter Wonderland - a photo inspiration

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed my card!




Abi said...

Hi Dawn,

Well you may only have made 4 Christmas cards but if they're all as lovely as this one, that's good going! Your distress ink colouring is fabulous, I love how you've made your ornament & beautiful colours. Great job with the sketch & thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin challenge x

Hazel said...

What a delightful card - sweet image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 15 - hope to see you again soon. x

Miria said...

Such a lovely card, Dawn and great dimension! Thank for joining us at Winter Wonderland, good luck, Miria xx

Anonymous said...


Totally adorable, love the image, just such a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Aunty Sue said...

really lovely card and thanks for playing along with crafty catz this week

Berni said...

This is a fab card, love the cute image too.

Fiona said...

wow this is fab!! I love how you interpreted our sketch and I love the colouring. I have tried colouring with distress inks but I am not very good at it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


carol said...

ooh how adorable is this, GORGEOUS, thanks for playing along with craftycatz and good luck with the DT call, x carol

Suzilou said...

OMG Christmas cards eek hehe, but really gorgeous card and that image is so cute, love how you have used the sketch. Really should start some Christmas cards, but knowing me I will be rushing them a week before :)

Carrie said...

WOW..This is just fabby.. (although - christmas already lol!!!) I do love how you moved it around!! thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Your take on our sketch is fabulous! Your workmanship is awesome and your attention to detail makes the card perfect. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin' Challenges.

Crafting Gill said...

this card is fantastic love the image and everything about it thanks for joining us at SFCC this month good luck

Gill xx

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, such a cute image! Thanks for taking part in the SFCC xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great Card, Love the way you have used the sketch, Thanks for playing on Sweet Stampin This week Hazel (Guest DT)

Rita said...

What a fabulous card, I love that stamp. Hugs Rita xxx