Sparkly Early Christmas Card

I don’t like to make multiples of my cards…I tend to get bored pretty easily and the thought of making more than one of a certain design is just something I usually can’t handle.  So, that means I have to start my Christmas cards early every year.  While I don’t normally use a lot of glitter on my projects, this is the one time of year when I think it’s more than appropriate to go way sparkly on cards (but not if I’m making them for OWH!).
The main image is from a cute set by Crafter’s Companion called “A Christmas Gift” and I colored it using Spectrum Noir markers (colors listed below).  I wanted a little more contrast than usual in my coloring because the scene is lit by moonlight, so I chose fairly disparate colors to work with and did a lot of palette blending.  To create the faint moon-glow background, I masked off my image and blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks in from the edges of the cardstock.
To finish off my card, I added snowflakes that were punched out of “Smitten White” glitter paper from K & Company using the “Aspen Flurry” punch from Martha Stewart (there’s no way I’m putting that chunky glitter in my Cameo!) and matted the image using the same paper.  Then I embossed a sentiment from the “Home for Christmas” set by Crafter’s Companion in black and coated the whole strip with clear Wink of Stella glitter to match the rest of the sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by!
Materials Used
     “A Christmas Gift” by Crafter’s Companion
     “Home for Christmas” by Crafter’s Companion
     Memento Tuxedo Black
     Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks
     Neenah Solar White 110#
     Smitten White glitter paper by K & Company
     “Aspen Flurry – Punch All Over the Page” punch by Martha Stewart
     Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker
     Red and White Baker’s Twine from the Paper Studio
Spectrum Noir Colors
     Cardinals – CR7, CR11, DR5, DR6, DR7, GB8, GB9, GB10, OR1, OR2
     Holly – CG2, DG3
     Branch – EB3
     Gift – TB1, TB6
     Moon and Fur Trim – GG1, GG2


I am entering this in Oozak’s Challenge #24 found here and the Spectrum Noir Challenge found here.

2 Comment

  1. Lovely coloring!!! I am with you-I like to make one of a kind cards too!!!

  2. America says:

    Adorable image. Gorgeous Coloring.

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