Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sparkly Cheers!

Browsing all the blogs I follow got me into the Christmas-y mood already! I just had to share this card I made. I am going to make a few more of these to give to the other nurses in my ward. I hope they'll like it. I sure had fun making this card.

I still can't get the lighting right when I take pictures of my cards. I'm trying out different things, but it seems that I just have to use natural daylight so the colours show up right. Anyway, I used plain red cardstock from Recollections as my card base. For the green background, I just used a glittery, textured green cardstock from the My Mind's Eye Playful Posies stack. I used the image from The Greeting Farm, "Cheeky Christmas" set, stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress paper and coloured it in with copics. Here are the colours that I used.

Skin: E50, E51, E53
Cheeks: R20 (for blush)
Hair: C9, C7, C5
Hat, Dress and Shoes: R29

I then used Studio G glitter glue in Red over the red hat, dress and shoes, and for the white areas I just used Stickles in Frosted Lace. I used Ranger Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters to ink the edges of the image. I also punched out a red butterfly using the EK Success Butterfly Layering punch using the same red cardstock I used for the card base. That's it. It's very simple but the texture and glitter of the green cardstock and the glitter and stickles on the image really make a statement I think.

The inside of the card is just simple. I stamped the sentiment "Sparkly Cheers" that came from the Cheeky Christmas set using Versamark ink and then I used Black Tsusenko embossing powder and heat embossed it on white plain cardstock also from Recollections. I find the sentiment is very fitting for the "glittery goodness" of the image on the card front LOL :)

I would like to enter this to the Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge Blog's October Challenge and Crafting When We Can Christmas Come Early Challenge


  1. What a fun and cheerful Christmas card, thanks so much for entering my Christmas challenge. X Fab

  2. I think you hit the mark on this one, She looks so festive with her red hat on, I love your coloring and the way you put all your papers together. Beautiful card. Hugs, Lisa G

  3. This is so sparkly and pretty. xx