Saturday, September 29, 2012

I caved...and made a Christmas card

But how was I not able to resist these super adorable new stamps from Paper Smooches?! If you happen to be a member of their stamp club, you'll know what I mean. If not, well, sorry but you'll have to wait a couple more days for the reveal! (But don't worry. Time flies when you're having stamping fun!)

Here is the card I made for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

The inside:

Here is the inspiration photo given to create from:

I REALLY love these colors! (and I wouldn't mind having this in one of my rooms either!) The soft blue and white and silver just yelled "Christmas card" to me so I went with it. I colored the tree by going all "Seurat" and dotting the markers to color and add highlights and shade. (You know that painting of the people in the park where the painter, Seurat, used dots to paint the scene? Well, that's kind of what I was going for here) I'm no Seurat, but I really like how it came out! Added that silver ribbon to represent the silver in the photo. And the clock? Well, it's Christmastime! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Recollections (blue, white); DCWV (green)
Stamps: Paper Smooches - All Yule Need, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Corner Punch: Fiskars
Ribbon: Jolee's Boutique
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - MyStik and 3D foam squares
Other: Grand Calibur; Nesties: Classic Ovals Lg; Lacey Ovals; glitter glue


  1. What a gorgeous card! Your coloring looks amazing!

  2. This is so cute! I love the corners and the oval die cut!

  3. Great card! Love the new image and how you colored it!

  4. Grat take on the challenge, such a cute card!

  5. Beautiful card - I really love that cute christmas tree, hugs x x

  6. The season has begun! I need to get working on them too. I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas cards. This one is really cute!

  7. Chris - this is such a cute take on the inspiration photo! And I am also a club member, so I know exactly what you mean about the cute new release - LOVE IT! Thank you so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  8. Adorable! And I love your coloring of that tree with the bitty dots!

  9. I'm a member of the PS Club too! And I love love your card! You make the tree even cuter! Love!

  10. OHH! I love that you made a Christmas card--FUN! THANKS for playing along and joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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