Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Holly Jolly Stocking





I know, I know...it's Easter Week, but I still want to stick to my goal of one Christmas card per week, so here it is!
I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try for the layout and my finished card size is 5x5 inches.

When Janet was visiting a couple of weeks ago we went to Micheal's (on more than one occasion...LOL!) and they had plenty of stamps in the dollar bin. Twist my rubber arm...I picked up a handful of Christmas stamps and even some cupcake stamps too!

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics. No complicated shading here...just straight colouring. :) I popped the stocking on dimensionals and then popped the top of the stocking again so it's three layers high. I added a little sparkle to the stocking with some Tiny Twinkles. The image is cut out with square Nestabilities then layered onto Artichoke and red.

The base layer is artichoke, which I ran through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The rest of the patterned papers are Basic Grey Wassail (that's where the red is from too).

Have a great Tuesday! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

GREAT Christmas card - it's never too early to start!!
xXx

Judy Covey said...

I really like your Christmas card Karen. Love the stocking and the colors that you chose. I'm actually thinking about making a Christmas card today as well.

Janet said...

soooooooooooo cool! i love the deep colours!! :)
hugs

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Karen! This is SO pretty! Great job on the sketch! There's a pressie on my blog for you!

Jenn said...

Very cute! I'm loving all your Christmas cards! How awesome you'll feel when Christmas comes around and you won't have to make any cards!!!

Leslie said...

Lovely card! Love the designer paper and the height of the stocking. Micheal's you say? Hmm, haven't seen those in my store!

Wendy said...

I want to give you attitude about it being a Xmas card but it is too cute!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the stocking on this and the wonderful colors you used!

Emily said...

Karen, I almost missed your Xmas card this week. I'm glad I found it. It's adorable! Great colors and I love the details you added. I keep telling myself that I'm going to get inspired to sit down and work on some Xmas cards too, but so far it hasn't happened. I just keep praying that we don't see anymore snow here. Guess that's what's holding me back:)))

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a GRAND card!