Friday, November 13, 2015

Looking a Bit Like Christmas!

Hello folks! Hope your week is ending on a high note! I don't know about you but my Christmas card stack is, well, a little on the low side. After taking a peek, I decided that I have some creating to do! And so, when I got a little bit of time this week to escape into my stamp room, I chose one of my favorite new stamps from Power Poppy!

I just love all of the elements in the set Cozy Cupfuls! I had colored up the pair of adorable birds and then, who could resist the stack of packages with whimsical charm? So, this image had to be next on my list! I stamped my image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then... grabbed my Copic markers! I used a mix of greens G40, G43, G46, YG03, YG06, YG13, R24, R27, R29, R01, BG0000, Y26, Y28, Y11, and E40. 

From there, I matted it up, added a splash of sequins and bit of doily and some ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the set Wreaths Plain and Fancy  and I punched it out with a 1-1/4" circle and then matted it up on a 1-3/8" circle punched piece of glitter paper. 

I had the half doily on my desk that was leftover from last week's post HERE. So, I thought, why not flip it and make it the top of my creation instead of the bottom? And, so that's what I did! Afterwards I used by double stitched rectangle die and matted it all up with a snippet of seam binding ribbon. I really love the crisp look of the colors on this one!

Here's a close up.....

And that, my friends, is it! One more Christmas card to add to the short stack! And, I was excited that I could also incorporate a few embellishments to play along in Kathy Jones Power & Spark Challenge this month. Have you heard about it?

All you need to do is pick an embellishment, or two, or three, and use them to deck out your creation! Just that simple! You can read all about the challenge HERE!

I know some of my fellow Bloomies have been busy this week in their stamp rooms. Why not stop by, say "hi" and see what they've bee up to?

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller

Thanks so much for spending a bit of your day here! Hope you come back again real soon! ;-)


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Leslie Miller said...

Gee, the doily looks just as cute on the top as it did on the bottom! Love how you colored this, Julie. So bright and cheery. Very cute card! Have a good weekend!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful colouring on those Christmas oranments Julie, they have the perfect touch of reflection of the light. Love that pretty sparkly silver behind the sentiment too!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a great idea with this beautiful doily! I love your layout, and I love this little teacup set. Your tree and teacup are beautifully colored, and I love this layout with the embellishments and beautifully sparkling circle with your sentiment! Stunning! Hugs! (P. S. I too need to get it into high gear with my Christmas cards! Ha!)

Karen W said...

So pretty, I think that little tree is adorable!

Traci M said...

I love this set...such a sweet and pretty design with the perfect amount of shimmer! Beautiful Christmas card, Julie!