Saturday, June 22, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #67


Hi Stampers! I have to admit that I love making Christmas Cards, and I especially love having them ahead of time so I can mail them just after Thanksgiving. This is one reason I love playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge all year - aside from my addiction to all things Christmas! But this year I know I'll be ready when the time comes to mail out cards, and I think it's much more interesting to have many different cards rather than mass producing one or two designs! Here's what I came up with:


When I first saw this sketch, I wasn't quite sure what to do with that curve at the bottom. Then I remembered that I had some of these adorable crystal snowflakes that I picked up at Joanne's awhile back. There were just enough left to finish off that edge nicely!


I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I really love how these blend together and provide a rich and evenly colored image.


The ribbon is simply 5/8" bright red from the craft store, and the brad is from Carta Bella's Merry & Bright which I picked up over at I {Heart} Papers on the clearance rack for $2 when I ordered the markers. What a deal that was!

Make sure you stop by Always Playing With Paper to see some other fun ideas made with this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. Wow Katherine the colors and image are just beautiful. What a wonderful design.

    Regards diane

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  2. What a beautifully colored image, Katherine! I love her on the doily and the bow and snowflakes are the perfect finish! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. Just beautiful! What an adorable image and you've coloured her perfectly! Love the Christmasy brad and your snowflakes work so well for Lesley's sketch! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  4. Such a cute Christmas card, Katherine! That little girl image is just so sweet and looks wonderful with your paper doily! Love the bow and your crystal snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays!:)

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  5. Very cute! Those snowflakes are the perfect touch! :)

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  6. What a delightful card! Very pretty!

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