Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sketchy JOY

When I saw this week's sketch challenge on Taylored Expressions, TESC94, I immediately thought of the JOY image from Wings of Joy.

I don't need any more Christmas cards until next year, but I squeaked by with none to spare this year so I know I need to make a few more for next year. And, there's no time like the present to get started, eh, especially since I'm in the Christmas spirit!

To keep this card relatively quick and simple I reached for my Christmas Key Ingredients. Looks like this KI is sold out but you can pick up the Prism cardstock collection here if you already own the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly patterned paper. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream then coloured it with copics. I cut it out with rectangle Nestabilities then I used square Nestabilities to cut out the Vibrant Pink layer. I discovered that by layering a rectangle inside a square it gave me the perfect space below the image to use one of my border punches. I added some shine to the image with my clear Glaze pen.

The longest part of this card was waiting for the chipboard snowflake to dry after I'd coloured it with my BG75 copic then covered it with Diamond Stickles. Isn't it so pretty and sparkly though! I tied it to the satin ribbon with a button from my Rhonna Christmas pack. I ran the backgound piece through my snowflakes Cuttlebug folder before stitching it to some Island Mist Dark.

So how are you doing with your Holiday cards? Are they all done? Are they in the mail? Are you still stressing over them? My best advice...try to make at least one a week all year long...it'll take the stress out of Christmas card making next year...I'm speaking from experience on this one!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

chercroppin said...

Hi Karen! This is lovely...great colors you used here, and I love that image! Great embellies too : )

Cindy Haffner said...

Pure delight!!

Kelly Ellis (kraftykelly) said...

I am learning so much about copics from following your creations! I love this set too! Maybe I'll break it out this morning. HUGS! Happy Holidays from the Great White Northern Capital of Ottawa!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Karen. Love the TE image, the great colors, the ribbon with snowflake! Great job on the sketch!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Very cute! Just makes you want to smile!

Dana White said...

Kar this is so cute love the birdie!

Leslie said...

Very sweet! Love the glittered snowflake and the colours are so pretty. My cards are done and in the mail, except for a couple that apparently need more postage - those darn bows! :)

Janet said...

super cute card! :)
hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, you're already starting on next year's cards!...You are SOOOO on the ball, girl! This is adorable...lovin' how you did the ribbon with the snowflake and button. How cute is that!

Emily said...

So shiny and pretty Karen. Love that blinged up snowflake and the very cool button:)

I'm still working on the insides of my cards. Sent out the international ones but need to get the out-of-state ones posted on Monday and the rest by Wednesday. I'm sure I will just start stamping some simple greeting inside soon and forget about trying to make the inside as pretty as the outside. I'll only do that for the extra special card worthy people:)) I suppose next year you will be doing 2 cards a week. I'll be looking forward to it!

Danni said...

Oh I just love the colors on this!! What a great card!! I gave up on making all my cards...ordered photo ones instead...hehehe!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful! I love the glazed letters and that sparkly snowflake!! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us, Karen!

Allison said...

This is a lovely take on the sketch. Neat with the singing birds and the musical DP!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Pure perfection Saucy! LOOOOOOVE this!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty--I had a chance to use this image at Stampin Around Philly--so sweet! I love the shine you added. Good idea about the Christmas card a week---fabulous, actually! I love Christmas all year long!