Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sleigh

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC185.

This week's sketch is perfect for so many images and sayings, and I took the opportunity to add another card to my Christmas card stash. This is card #8 (I'm so far behind for the year my one-card-a-week quest, but I know I'm still ahead of the game!) for Project Christmas 2013.

I started with a Whip Cream card base then added a layer of Kraft. The patterned papers are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Collection (the darker blue layer is one of the solids from the collection). I inked all the edges with Kraft Premium Dye Ink then stitched the layers together. I used the Open Simply Scallops Trio Die-namics to cut out the Sno Cone scalloped strip.

For the image I decided to ink up Pure Innocence Sending You a Little Christmas from My Favorite Things. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card, coloured her with copic markers, and cut out the image using the Square 1 STAX Die-namics. I added shine to the ornaments on the tree and the buttons on her coat using my clear glaze pen. The fur trim on her hat and boots was done with white liquid appliqué, and I let it dry for a few hours before puffing it with my heat gun, which gives smaller puffs that are more in scale with the small image.

For the bow accent I started by adding a strip of Kraft grosgrain ribbon, then I used the Dainty Bows Die-namics to cut out some Kraft felt. The felt seems to warm up the card a little.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Pure Innocence Sending You a Little Christmas using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink then I stamped the girl again with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.

I hope you'll play along and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created.
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

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Lisa Lynn said...

Love the felt bow on your gorgeous card. I know what you mean about trying to keep up with the Christmas cards.

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, she's so sweet! I wish I owned that one!!!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the felt bow and your coloring of the image.

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh, my. This is DARLING and I love that felt bow!

Vicki B. said...

Karen, she is so sweet, love the colors you used for her and that awesome felt bow really makes the card!!!! Amazing my friend!!!

Tracy said...

Karen this is gorgeous! I'm really lovin' the sponging using the kraft ink. I need to try that. My favorite is the soft felt bow. Just the perfect touch to an already perfect card!

Danni said...

So pretty and sweet! Love your bow!

Katherine said...

What a sweet little felt bow. Your coloring is fabulous, and I love how you stamped the inside of the card too!

Lori said...

Adorable! Love how you colored the image and added the liquid applique accents.

NatQuebec said...

It's a really cute card ! I love the nice felt bow :-)

Lynn Put said...

This is such a darling card, Karen! Your coloring is flawless as always and I love your felt bow, it's the perfect touch!

Dana White said...

oh she is sweet and the felt bow is perfect

Leslie said...

You know I love this - it's a PI, it's Christmas and there's a bow! Love the continuity of the grosgrain ribbon into the felt bow :) Super colour as always!

Mary said...

How fun! What a great way to get a start on Christmas cards!

Janet said...

love this card Karen. The bow is adorable - I must grab that die set.

Heather Jensen said...

This is super sweet! I love the felt bow. :)