Monday, 3 November 2014

Quirky Christmas

Today's card covers a few challenges.  I started out with the sketch from Just Add Ink and then decided to make a non-traditional Christmas card for Less is More.  From there it was a simple step to the bright colors at Curtain Call and then I decided to join in with the brand new challenge ShowCASe Your Style, which has a tic-tac-toe challenge.  Rather than going in a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line, I chose sparkle (Wink of Stella), sequins and die cuts.

My little penguin was colored with Copics and I gave him a purple hat and yellow scarf before die-cutting him and popping him up on foam tape.  The die-cut sentiment was cut from Elegant Eggplant card and inlaid into the white panel.  Some yellow sequins in the right hand corner balanced out the card.

These are not the colors I would normally choose for a Christmas card, but I think they turned out rather cute and quirky and would make a fun card to give a kid.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Polar Pals (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, white
Accessories:   Copics, Polar Pals dies, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats Rectangles, Season's Greetings die (SSS), sequins



Hannelie said...

I love how you tied (pun intended) the yellow scarf with the yellow background!
Great use of the challenge inspiration!

Greta said...

Totally unexpected & so cute, Karren!

Sid said...

Fab and different colourway for your Christmas creation !

Christine Blain said...

Such a great, fun, card Karren! As always, you've incorporated heaps of interesting elements into a seemingly simple design. Lots to admire! Great to have you playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. xx

Debbie said...

Cute Card Karren, Thanks for playing along at showCASe your style this week.xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love everything about this card Karren,
super cute, super colourful and a fabulous sentiment
all arranged in a CAS and elegant way.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

My Card Attic said...

What a sweet little penguin, love the way the yellow just pops! xx

Lisa Eaton said...

LOVE, bright & beautiful! Simple & stunning :)

Jodene said...

This is such a fun card Karren! That little penguin really pops of that yellow background :) Thanks so much for joining us over at Just Add Ink!

Chrissie said...

This is great fun and terrifically vibrant... super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Tina said...

What a sweet little penguin! Your card is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

Anne said...

Karren what fun colours and great colouring too!
Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Lia said...

oh wow your card is so adorable !!
You should share it on the LiaStampz challenge too! You should check it out: