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!