Wednesday, December 9, 2009

15 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 13

Hello! Welcome to day 13 of my Christmas Cards series. I'm actually going to stick in another card (non-Christmas) with it because it's inspiration from the same sketch.

I used the awesome sketch from Friday Sketchers - what a fun sketch! And I got a lot of help from Papertrey Ink. I was browsing around looking to spend money that I don't have and just happened onto the Try It Now paper section of their store. You get these digi paper swatches and they were perfect for the "quilted" part of this sketch.

I used a beautiful angel image from Nutcrafters and she's colored with Copics. I also (not sure the camera picked it up) colored in her halo with a Versamarker and then add gold embossing powder. I also colored her wings with the same marker and added Iridescent Ice embossing powder. She's quite lovely in person. Then sentiment is computer generated and I have to say, I've had a hard time getting the song out of my head since I made this.

For the embellishments, I colored a satin flower using Olive Copic. Then I punched out the flowers (Spring Bouquet punch) and inked the edges to create the poinsettias. The centers are 1/8" circle punch dots.

Now for the other card:

I actually made this card first and posted it in my SCS gallery. But I decided since I used the sketch again, it would be OK to post it here [now]. This image is from Pixie Dust Studio and I entered in their 2nd challenge which is a color challenge: Gold, Brown and Cream. The paper swatches are again from the Try It Now section of Papertrey Ink. The deer is colored with Copics, the sentiment computer generated and the final touch, the gold ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and that you'll come back tomorrow for day 14.

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Janice said...

Oh I love these-especially the dear. How cute is that stamp and love the paper!! Ok- I also learned something new and need to get to hobby lobby- versamarker!!
I don't know they had such a thing-whohoo!

Sheri Gilson said...

These are fabulous Mel!! I love the sketch!!

Tammy said...

OH Mel!!
Great cards. You Nutshell card is super cute and your Pixie Dust Studio card is also fantastic! Great job with the color challenge!!
Thanks for joining us in our 2nd Pixie Challenge

Anonymous said...

Great projects Melissa! I love the patchwork papers.

You did a fab job with that color challenge. Your dear image is colored so pretty!! Thanks for playing with the Pixies!!

Lana Clarke said...

Melissa I love this Deer and you have coloured it beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at PDS
Lana x

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute image and color combo. Love the quilting background. Thanks for joining again!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh WOW! Another gorgeous patchwork card! Love it!!! They are both awesome!

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