Thursday, 1 November 2018

Ho Ho Ho

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I'm here with a card using the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week super-talented Jen Mitchell is our hostess.

I created another Christmas card for the slowly-growing pile and while it isn't obvious, I used score lines for one of the horizontal panels.

I created a little scene on a panel of X-Press It cardstock, using the adorable Birdie Brown Secret Santa set.  I stamped and colored the Santa and tree, then also stamped and colored some gifts which I cut with my Scan n Cut.  I then created a mask for the tree stamp and a mask for the "floor" and stamped the All Lined Up background stamp in Antique Linen ink to look like wallpaper.  After moving the "floor" mask, I sponged Pumice Stone ink to create a floor.

I matted the panel onto a Wild Cherry panel and adhered it to the white card base which I'd already scored (you can see it faintly in the photo above).  The sentiment panel was white-heat embossed and added with liquid glue and finally I added the gifts, popping up the centre one on foam tape.

Finishing touches included adding clear sparkle pen to the ribbons and Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the ornaments on the tree.

Thanks so much for visiting.  If you haven't already, please check out the rest of the DT cards - they are fabulous!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Products used:

Stamps:  Secret Santa, Lined Up Dots BG (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Black, Wild Cherry (MFT)
Dies:  Sentiment Labels (SSS)
Accessories . Copics, White EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard, Black Glaze Pen


Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous, Karren! Jo x

I Card Everyone said...

oh, Oh, OH he is such a cute Santa!!! This card is gift enough!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute Christmas scene, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring and I love how you used score lines consistent with the sketch! That really does look like wallpaper and a clever!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet holiday scene! Love the background you clever! Your coloring is wondefful and oh that Santa is cute!

Kim S said...

Such a charming scene!! I love that burst of color surrounded by all the fresh white. The simple ho ho ho is just right!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Karren! This card is so sweet! I just love that image and your colouring is spot on as always!!! Love the sparkle on the decorations!! I think your Christmas card pile is growing more than mine is!!! At this rate I may have everything ready by next Christmas!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is quite a festive Christmas card! You've colored everything so perfectly!

Amy O said...

You are such an artist! I am wowed by your custom-made wallpaper and stone floor. And of course, your coloring is amazing. Such a cute card, Karren!

Being Mrs Miles said...

I agree - the wallpaper is like... real! Santa peeking out is so darling. What a terrific card, as usual, for you Karren. Always enjoy visiting.

Ina G said...

Cute card and beautifully coloured Karren. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

stampingbowd said...

Gorgeous coloring! I love the sparkle on the ornaments! Such a fun card! I enjoyed this sketch!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ah your colouring is perfection +++! Such a cool festive card Karren!

Julie B said...

Super festive scene and beautiful colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)