Monday, October 5, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge 3 - Day Five

Hello Friends! Did everyone have a nice relaxing weekend? Or were you crazy busy? Did you get any crafty time in during World Card Making Day? I spent a great deal of my day watching Periscopes and card making videos. It may not have been as productive as I would have liked, but I had fun doing it.

And even though World Card Making Day is behind us, there is still a WCMD challenge going on over at the Power Poppy blog. You can read all about that HERE. The challenge has three components that must be included on the card.

1) Use the sketch provided.
2) Use non-traditional colors on a holiday card.
3) The card must include a little sparkle or bling.

Right up my alley! Let's do this! Here is the sketch.

For my card, I decided to feature the Power Poppy Glittering Glass Santa digi. AND, I flipped the sketch onto its side :)  It's cloudy and rainy here today, so my photos are a bit dreary. I tried to catch the light as best I could. Click on the images to enlarge them.

I printed my image onto smooth white card stock and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die. Then I colored it with Copic markers. I decided to use various shades of pink as my non-traditional colors. I sponged on two different colors of pink ink around the edges and then matted the focal with dark pink card stock. I added a piece of ScoreTape onto the card stock and sprinkled on some Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter. I burnished that with my finger and that way the glitter doesn't move or come off. It's smooth like velvet. Really amazing stuff and perfect for those who like the sparkle of glitter, but not the mess.

I did a little gold embossing for the greeting. I added Clear Wink of Stella onto Santa's suit and Dark Pink Wink of Stella on the berries and I coated them with Crystal Effects. I also used my Clear Stardust glitter pen on the sprig of tree. I sponged pink ink onto the doily and adhered everything down onto my card base. I slipped the banners underneath my focal and adhered the "Be Merry and Bright" greeting with dimensional adhesive. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and a little Crystal Effects on the pink Christmas tree, tied everything together and my card was finished.

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a magnificent Monday!


digital stamp: Glittering Glass Santa(Power Poppy)
stamps: Sparkle and Cheer(Taylored Expressions)
card stock: 80#, 110# Solar White(Neenah)  Autumn Rose(Papertrey Ink)  Cherub Pink(Close to My Heart)
patterned paper: a scrap from my stash(Daisy Bucket)
ink: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)  Stitched Journaling Tag die set(Lawn Fawn)  Bitty Banners Framelits(Stampin' Up!)
punches: 1 inch circle(EK Success)
coloring medium: Copic markers
bling: Warm Highlight Micro Fine Glitter(Glitter Ritz)  Clear Wink of Stella, Dark Pink Wink of Stella(Zig)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)
other: Metallic Gold Rich Regular embossing powder(WOW)  4in doily(Wilton)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)


Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, this is so beautiful! I adore every single detail you added to make this fabulous Christmas card. The pinks are so pretty. The Santa ornament looks amazing. I really like the turning of the sketch, too. So pretty and sparkly. Non traditional and gorgeous. And I caught that the weather was rainy. Not so fun for photos, but probably feels so good for the earth and soul. Hugs!

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Barbara: Oh my goodness, your card is just gorgeous!!! Love, love the soft pinks and all the bling and sparkle, that sweet Santa ornament looks amazing in this color.
This set is so beautiful, got it on my wish list.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at the Power Poppy challenge.
Maria Rodriguez.

stampmonkey said...

Oh, I love this card, Barb! I would never have thought to go with pink for a Christmas card, especially one with a Santa featured on it, but you made it work so beautifully. I love all of your sparkle-and-shine details --the pretty glitter strip, the gold sentiment, the Stardust glitter pen on the tree, the sequins, and the Crystal Effects on the cute little tree {which, depending on the photo, is giving me the impression that the tree has been dusted with snow here and there, shifting with the you see what I mean?}. Pretty papers too. ;)

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Barb, isn't this a spectacular display of sparkle! I've seen that technique of using Scor-Tape and after seeing YOUR card, I really need to re-stock my tape supply so I can give this a try and add this kind of sparkle! I am so glad you flipped the sketch because it just shows how fun it is on its side too! :-) Thanks for playing along with us gals over at Power Poppy!