Sunday, November 14, 2010

Deck the Halls

This is my second Christmas card for the year...and if I don't get a move-along I'll be making cards to send on Christmas Eve!!! I like to send my cards out on 1st December but the last couple of years I've been a bit late...this year is shaping up the same way! I'm going to have to decide on a design and mass produce most of them, just making individual ones for the really special people in my life :)

I've been wanting to make an open book easel card since I first saw one a few months back, so decided to go with that for this card:

I've used Santa from Pollycraft to make a 6 x 4 card...he's been sitting patiently in my stash for a little while, just waiting to be used :)  I really love this image and have been looking forward to colouring him.   The easel cards I've made previously have been 5 1/2" square, so the image was a tad smaller than I'm used to working on lol!  I used some puff paint on his fur trim, the pom-pom and the snow, to give some dimension.  His boots and belt have been glazed so they are all shiny :)  The 'song' is computer generated and printed onto the panel. The sentiment is a Kaiser rub-on.  I've hand drawn the border around the sentiment panel...a FIRST for me :)

A view from the top:
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Inkspirations  -  Colour Challenge:  Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Pollycraft   -   Doodling
Digital Tuesday   -   Something from stash that's never been used before
Stamp Something   -   Digi Day  (anything with a digi image)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp:   Santa from Pollycraft
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens
Inks:   SU Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand
Other:  Puff paint, SU Crystal Effects, Kaiser rub-on, Sprinkles, fine glitter, Copic multi-liner


Christine Blain said...

Wow, Lynne - this is an incredibly beautiful Christmas card. I love everything about it!!

Sandra said...

Lynne this is fantastic! Such beautiful detail.

Melissa said...

This is just gorgeous, I love it.

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous card Lynne. Love how you have made an easel card with the book shape as the focal point.

Renée said...

what a fun easel card design! love the open-book style!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is a great design - what a lovely idea and you executed it perfectly!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a creative card! Love the open book design! Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the design and love your colouring of the image, that Santa is too cute. The sentiment is just gorgeous as well.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! A winner for sure! Hugs xxaxx

Marisa said...

Darling card :) Love the shape! Thanks for playing playing Inkspirations with us this week :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creation! very clever too!
Thanks for playing at Inkspirations.

Kerry Steger said...

Hi Lynne,

I love this card! What an innovative take on an easel card! Great colouring too!

H2 :) said...

Absolutely stunning Lynne! The open book is gorgeous & your colouring is superb! Love Santa's fluffy trims & the glittery snow. Hugs :)


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