Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Challenge #14

This week I was able to play along with Sparkle and her Elves for their weekly Christmas card challenge. I participated quite a bit last year and I was so pleased to have all of my Christmas cards made before Halloween. I kept playing along with the challenge right on thru December, so I could get a head start on the cards for this year. Sparkle suggests we make two cards at a time to increase our stash quickly and I think that is a fabulous idea! The challenge this week was to use this sketch.

The Sketch…




My card…



I chose to use one of my favorite Stampin’ Up sets, Winter Post. I just love the graceful ice skaters. I stamped them onto Vintage Cream card stock (PTI), using Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the couple with Copic markers and used a Sakura white gel pen on the fur portions. I also stamped out a few snowflakes, in Juniper ink (CTMH) on the image panel, using a set from GinaK Designs called The Giving Tree. I put tiny twinkles (Taylored Expressions) in the center of some of the snowflakes and matted the focal panel with Juniper card stock (CTMH) and True Black card stock (PTI). The papers I used are from BasicGrey’s Jovial Collection and they are matted with True Black card stock (PTI). I added a bit of cream grosgrain ribbon (Offray) and called it finished. I love quick and easy cards!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.


Blessings~

6 comments:

Kathi C. said...

Wow, Barb! You've posted some awesome cards recently!! Your coloring and attention to detail is always spot on. I love seeing what you do! TFS.

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, I love the colors you used on this card! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

StephC said...

Very pretty card Barb! I too love the skaters. So glad you were able to join us for this weeks CCC! Good to see you back! :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Barb. I agree with Kathi's comment! *Ü*

Carolyn said...

Sooo cute! Love the colors.

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