Friday, 13 November 2015

Holiday Joy

Hi and welcome!  Today is a bonus day for me as it's our provincial holiday, so that means a day off work - yay!

I made this card for the current Just Us Girls Challenge to use stripes, as well as the sketch at Just Add Ink and the colors from ColourQ.  I CAS-ified the sketch somewhat but I hope you can still see the sketch in my card.


I stamped and colored the snowman and fire from my new Toasty Greeting set by MFT.  I just adore the Birdie Brown sets and can't help buying one or two when ordering from MFT.  The other thing I love about MFT is that they offer Fedex shipping, so I get my goodies in just over 48 hours - from Florida to New Zealand!  The best part is if I only buy stamps, die and stencils, it's the same price as USPS.

But I've digressed enough.  Back to the card.  I stamped the Bold Diagonal Stripes Background stamp down the left side of my card base using Old Olive ink.  I then cut a smaller piece of white and raised it up on foam tape before adhering my snowman and fire.  The sentiment was black-embossed onto vellum and tucked behind the snowman.


Thanks for visiting!  Once I've linked this up, I'm heading back to my craft room.  A perfect day :)




Products used:

Stamps:  Toasty Greetings, Bold Diagonal Stripes Background (MFT)
Ink:  Old Olive (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Vellum, X-Press It
Dies:  Toasty Greetings, Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Black EP

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Just Add Ink and ColourQ.

17 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the stripes down the side and the placement of your sentiment. That image is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous <3

Greta said...

Adorable card, Karren! The striped panel really makes it! MFT does have fabulous Customer Service & products! almost makes me want to work more hours--well, maybe not--haha!

SonjaK said...

So cute!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring - love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful...love this darling snowman! The colors look awesome with this image...thanks for joining us!

Lisa said...

This is adorable! Love the way he's leaning back from the flames!! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is adorable but I've got say I'm worried about the snowman. He's awfully close to the fire....he might melt!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love him! He's super cute and coloured perfectly! I said about a year ago that I needed a snowman and STILL haven't got one. Every time you use one I try and remind myself to put in an order. This time I'm going to. You always inspire me!

Christine Blain said...

This is just delightful, Karren! I love the bold stamped stripes, the die-cut snowman and fire, and the sweet vellum banner holding the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.:)

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Oh wow this is such a great card! I can't image that snowman is going to last long next to that fire tho :)
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Add Ink.

Trish
JAI Design Team

KimB said...

Love your colouring Karren, really makes your super cute snow man pop against all that white. Hope the rest of your crafting day was just as productive! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jodene said...

Adorable card and I love how you've coloured the snowman. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)

Shona Chambers said...

This is so cute!! Absolutely love your colouring of the images and its a perfect use of the sketch too. So very glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!!

Tina said...

Oh My! Adorable seems to be the word of the week in describing this card! Gorgeous colouring. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Add Ink.

Sylvia said...

This is just too cute, Karren, love your Christmas card using these colors! So glad to see you playing at the colourQ.