Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Makes Two - woohoo!

That's right - two.  I've made two Christmas cards.  At this rate I'll be finished in about five years. 

It's Tuesday, that the day the Cat's Pajamas post a new challenge.  When I saw today's sketch this card basically made itself.  I had wanted to ink up this stamp which the divine and lovely Miss Alma gifted me (big thanks to Alma) and this sketch gave me the inspiration to get cooking. 

The stamp and sketch were picked and everything else fell into place.  I love this My Mind's Eye paper.  I had picked up several sheets of this paper and then I found the "Winter Wonderland" pad which includes this paper and many other adorable and co-ordinating papers.  One of the things that I love about this paper is the colors, I used this color palette when I pulled my copic markers for coloring the image.

I don't know why but distressing the paper edges seemed like the right thing to do, in hing sight I think I would have preferred stitching, looks like another card will have to be made...

For the inside I stamped a small portion of the image in Ranger Tattered Rose in the bottom corner and sponged the edges of the card stock with the same ink.  I used a nestie from the same set I used for the sentiment on the outside.  The green snowflakes were made when the snowflake border was punched for the front.  The big snowflake was made with one of the Spellbinder's snowflake sets.  The three layers are held together with a Stampin' Up brad, and some Glimmer dust was added to it.  The hat's brim was made with white liquid applique and Glimmer Dust.  Pearls were placed in the corners and of course there's a charm.  It's a little small and hard to see under all the twine but it's a cute  little snowflake. 
I hope you like that little snowflake because a friend sent me a bag full of them.  Looks like I'll be doing a lot of thinking about snowflakes.

So here's the deets:
Stamp - The Cat's Pajamas "Define Good"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tattered Rose
Paper - Warsau cs for card base and image mat; Georgia Pacific cs for inside and sentiment; MFT cs for image; Stampin' Up Certainly Celery cs for mat for stripey cs; MFT pink cs and Warsau cs for snowflake; My Mind's Eye "Winter Wonderland" pad dp
Miscellaneous - copics, nestibilities, Queen and Co. pearls, SU brad; the Cat's Pajamas baker's twine and linen thread; charm; liquid applique; Glimmer Dust

Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas #134 - sketch
Raise the Bar #43 - Let's See Those Curves (around the sentiment and on the inside)
Paper Sundaes #43 - Let It Snow 
Crazy for Challenges C4C62 - Create a Square Card
Pile It On #44 - Furry Holiday Cards
Charisma Cardz #44 - With Love @ Christmas

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Don't forget to click on the pink ribbon, breast cancer didn't go away when October finished.


  1. this is fab...love those DP and what a fun little image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  2. Great DP on this card. It really makes the image pop. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  3. super duper cute~love his fluffy,sparkly hat & such fun coloring to coordinate the paper-i LOVE it!!

  4. Such a cute card! Love the image and the paper too!!!

  5. Adorable image, love the papers you used on it! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  6. I'm captivated by your fantastic colours !!
    Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge

  7. I love this! It's my 10 yo son's type of card...define good. hee hee Those colors are so cool. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week!


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