Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Hi there!

I have been busy getting prepared with cards I have made for Christmas and have been dying to ink up an old stamp from Paperworks Co that I believe may now be retired.  I decided to participate in the latest Caardvarks challenge which is to decorate a card insde and out. The challenge is sponsored by Penny Black and I must admit I am a huge fan of their images - they are great for someone who loves colouring like me!

I used Real Red cardstock for the base and then used white and Tempting Turquoise cardstock for matting. The main image was stamped and coloured with Copic markers.
To create the overcast sky I masked the image and sponged on some grey ink. I used a white gel pen to create my snow falling and add to the overcast image. I used Sparkly Fluff to create the snow layer on the ground and in the tree, adhering it with 2-way glue. To add a little more texture, I used my sewing machine to stitch my mat layers together and finished off by adding a snowflake embellishment from my stash.
To carry my theme to the inside of my card, I kept it simple by stamping my sentiment from the Wings of Joy set by Taylored Expressions and colouring the mistletoe with copic markers. I used a paper piercer to add some detail to the corners.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon!

Stamps: Wings of Joy (TE); Meet Me Under The Mistletoe (Paperworks Co)
Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (SU); Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Sky Gray (VersaColor)
Miscellaneous: Copic Markers, Paper Piercer, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Snowflake Embellishment, Signo White Gel Pen


  1. Awww...this is to precious! Love your snow on the tree and this gets me in the mood for the holidays.:)

  2. Adorable! I love the snow on the branches, too!

  3. ohhhh how cute!!!! What an adorable image! Lovely lovely christmas card! xxx