Tuesday, November 8, 2011

O, Christmas Tree!

I pulled out my container that holds all my Christmas stamps this week, so I must be thinking about getting into the swing of this card making season. The beauty of digital images is that they don't take up so much space or weigh much at all!

I used my By Lori Designs Lollipop Christmas Tree for my card. It is such a cute tree that I just had to use cute, non-traditional paper for it! My winter pattern paper is an older line, Winter Joy by Bo Bunny, and this shaped paper is from their Noteworthy pad. I combined it with Picket Fence from Lily Bee because the greens are a perfect match and I do love it when that happens.

I do like the fine sparkle that Fireworks glimmer spray has, so I used my aqua painter and New Sprout Fireworks to paint over my copic marker coloured tree. Since my digi image is laser printed, the ink is well cooked into the paper and colouring with copic markers provides a waterproof surface to aqua paint on! To adda little more whimsical shine, I spritzed my image using Lulu Lavender Fireworks. I tried to rub off some of the shimmer once it was dry and I'm thrilled to report that there is no simmer shedding. To top my tree, I used more shine with Yellow Stickles, another of my favourite go to's for sparkle.

copics used today;

YG17/21/23/25, BG32/34/49, B0000/000/00/02, BV00/02/04, E55/57, N0/2, colorless blender

Thanks for stopping by today!

stamps; lollipops christmas tree (by lori designs)
paper; winter joy noteworthy (bo bunny), picket fence (lily bee from ihp), green cardstock (core'dinations), elephant, coconut swirl (bazzill), x-press it (copic from ihp), aqua mist (pti)
accessories; new sprout, lulu lavender fireworks (tsukineko from ihp), ironwork accents (spellbinders), yellow stickles (ranger from ihp), ribbon (very old & discontinued from american elements), copic markers

4 crafty chicks - die cuts
inspire me fridays - anything goes
papertake weekly - anything goes + bling
stampavie - anything goes  
crafty catz - anything goes
freshly brewed challenges - anything goes
2 sisters - use ribbon
charisma cardz - cutesy


Victoria said...

I love modern Christmas cards! These are wonderful colors, thanks for sharing with 4 Crafty Chicks. Good luck.
Victoria Lavender

carol said...

ooh wow how trendy is this xmas card, love the colour and bow, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

lizzie said...

WOW! This card is great! There is just one problem tho Miss Loretta... you put your link to the CMM entry in the wrong place! Oops! If you go back to the CMM blog there is a link to the current challenge on the left side bar!
You don't wanna miss out on this awesome prize... your card is rocking!!

Sandy said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and fab layout, papers are lovely.

You can view my card here

Penny said...

beautiful colouring and fabulous die cuts, perfect for our cardmakin mama's challenge!

Tamie said...

Fantastic Christmas card and I love the nontraditional colors. Fantastic die cuts too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tui Nathan said...

Hi Loretta, would you be interested in Guest Designing at Our Creative Corner?
If so, please email:

Your work is fabulous!

Lisa Lynne said...

I love this color combo!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
Anything goes and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT


Love your color combo and the tree is just adorable!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, great colors, neat design!

crazyribbonlady said...

I absolutely love this card! Quite possibly my fav Christmas card I've seen so far this year! :) Thank you for joining us at charisma this week! Emma x

Sheryl said...

Hi Loretta! WOW! THIS IS GORGEOUS! You really have done an outstanding job! I LOVE the colors!
It's been a real pleasure to visit your blog!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

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