Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sweet Sunday Kissmas

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC184.
I created a Christmas card to add to my stash, making this card #7 for Project Christmas 2013. This isn't just any 'ole card though, I made it with a specific person in mind. My sister-in-law loves the colour purple and each year I try and create a mostly purple card for her (and my brother, but we all know who really appreciates the card). I'm a big fan of non-traditional Christmas colours and I just love how this card turned out.


I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then I added a layer of Grapesicle cardstock. I created my own patterned papers by stamping one of the images from Darling Dots with Kraft Premium Dye Ink onto Kraft cardstock. Then I chose one of the small snowflakes from Christmas Ornaments and stamped it with Grape Jelly Premium Dye Ink onto Grape Jelly cardstock. I inked around the edges of the patterned paper with white chalk ink for a more wintery feel.
For the image I chose Pure Innocence Merry Kissmas and stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card. Then I coloured it with copic markers. I added some white liquid appliqué to her hat and left it to dry a few hours before puffing it. You get smaller "puffs" when you let it dry instead of puffing it with the heat tool right away. I used the Circle 1 STAX Die-namics to cut out the image panel and popped it on foam tape for a little dimension.
For the sentiment I used the Mix and Match Banners Die-namics, cutting the banner from Grapesicle cardstock. I trimmed it with scissors so it wasn't quite as long. Then I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.
On the inside I stamped another sentimen from Pure Innocence Merry Kissmas then added the two-tone purple border by cutting out Grapesicle and Grape Jelly cardstock using the Harlequin Die-namics. I stamped small snowflakes with Grape Jelly Premium Dye ink along the border to reinforce the winter theme.
I hope you'll play along and link your creations on Karen's Blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Jenny Petersen ***** our superstar guest designer *****
Lynn Put (she's taking this week off)
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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

9 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your color choice on your adorable card.

Dawn Easton said...

eek! So cute! One of my fave stamps to use for Christmas cards! I don't reach for purple often but LOVE the look!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Vicki B. said...

OH MY Karen, you already know that I am one of your biggest fans!! This card is amazing, I love, love, love the colors and your coloring on this sweet image is amazing!!!! So love those purple hats and scarfs!!! Your attention to detail is wonderful!!! Super, Super Sweeeeet!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Karen!!!! This is amazing. I love your color combo!! Your coloring is always so perfect. I echo what Vicki says, your attention to detail is dead on. You rock girlie!

Leslie said...

Your SIL is one lucky lady! This card is wonderful - love the colour combo and LOVE the inside too!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Adorable, Karen! I love the shadowing you did. The coloring just pops!!

Tricia

Colleen Begley said...

This is one COOL card, Karen! Super, super cute.

Lori said...

Too sweet! Love the purple with the kraft.

wendy said...

terrific, love the purple!!!