Saturday, November 13, 2010

Merry and Bright!

Stamps:  Whimsie Doodles digi, Papertrey Ink 'Signature Christmas' sentiment.  Cardstock:  Textured green, red, Basic Grey 'Fruitcake', GP 110 white.  Ink:  Copics, Versamark.  Accessories:  white EP, circle Nestabilties, white satin snowflake ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, silver cording, red button.

Whimsie Doodles Challenge #57 is 'Button It Up!, so I thought this sweet ginger angel would be perfect with her buttons on the hem of her dress and an extra button element on this fun sketch, Mercy Tuesday Sketch Challenge #99! 

In fact, I had so much fun with this sketch that I decided to let it inspire a second card using supplies sent to me by my Secret Sister on a Splitcoast Stamper's Card Kit swap.  My sis sent me all these goodies, including the cardstock, DP, and felt tree die cut. She actually sent me much, much more, enough for several more cards -- stay tuned for those!  Thanks, Sis!!

Topic inspiration from this card started out from Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge #49 which featured a beautiful holiday decorated room in a sort of vintage style.  I used Icicle Stickles to try and simulate a snowy effect on the tree, but it didn't really come out as expected.  It's still a neat effect, but not really snowy -- any suggestions?

Two more finished cards for my Christmas stash -- now if I could only be so prepared in the gift department!


  1. Oh wow!! These are just gorgeous Jess!! I love the coloring on the images and the glitter makes everything look sweet and festive!! :) HUGS

  2. wow! these are both gorgeous. i love the glitter - well duh!

    hugs :)

  3. I love both cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

  4. Both cards are amazing Jess. I like the different colors and your SS did a great job with her package !!

  5. Both of these are stunning. I love the look of the stickles on the tree, I think it does look like snow. Two great takes on that sketch. You are rolling right along with the holiday cards, that is awesome.

  6. What a gorgeous cards Jessica,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. I think these are both marvelous! I love that little gingerbread angel, so precious! Your coloring technique is fantastic.

    I wonder if one of those glittery paint things (I know, I wish I could be more specific) that the craft stores often put out to decorate the unfinished ornaments would probably give you the textural look and glitter that you are interested in. Just a thought.

  8. Hi Jessica! I just wanted to tell you I really like your cards! :)


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