Friday, December 10, 2010

Apricot Christmas Card

I'm entering another challenge!  This card is for the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog!  The challenge is to make a Christmas card with no red or green.  I didn't realize how hard that was!  I also challenged myself to not use blue.  I tend to make a lot of blue Christmas cards and I wanted to do something different!  In my stash, I found scraps of this paper and I just had to use it!  So here is my Apricot Christmas Card!

For this card I used sweet, little Winter Lily.  Love her!  I find that I'm not very good at colouring, so I love to paper-piece these stamps.  That means that I stamp the image onto a couple of different patterns of paper and cut out things like the coat, hat, scarf, boots & birds.  That way I only colour in the hair and face!  After I cut out all those pieces, I lightly sponged coordinating ink around the edges.  Using my tweezers I glued the pieces onto the image that had been stamped onto white cardstock.  If you're doing this (or if you've done it before) you'll notice that the black outline at this point doesn't look great.  So after colouring, I took my black marker and very carefully went around the entire stamp, darkening (is that a word?) the lines.  It made a huge difference! 

To put together the card, I sponged everything around the edges and using my ATG Gun (which, if you haven't bought yours yet, they just came out with a less expensive one here).  For the little girl's muff, I tore apart a cotton ball and after applying a little liquid glue to the paper, stuck the cotton down and sprinkled a little glitter.  It took a little maneuvering to get the cotton to JUST be on the muff!  I had some Prima Flowers lying around that I had to dye just a little darker with my ink to make them match. 

You'll notice that I link a lot of my products to the Simon Says Stamp store.  I don't sell anything and am not affiliated with them in any way.  I've just ordered from them before.  They have great customer service, great prices and fantastic shipping prices.  Not only that, they usually have everything I'm looking for!

Have a wonderful day!

Paper: Stampin Up!, 28 Street Market
Ink:  Stampin Up!
Stamps:  Pink Cat Studio's Winter Lily, Stampin' Up's All Holidays
Accessories:  Prima Flowers, a cotton ball, glitter


Jane said...

Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Merry Christmas! hugs, Jane xxx

Kelly said...

What a fun challenge. It turned out great :)


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