I am back with the second card for my guest design spot at Hazel's Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. Once again, Hazel was kind enough to provide me with another Bugaboo image of my choice. With a little coaxing from Little Miss C, I chose Christmas Words, Angel. You can find it here at Bugaboo stamps.
Hazel sent me a Christmas card using this image and Little Miss C fell in love with it. Whenever she was over during the Christmas season she would gravitate to this card and study it carefully with a big smile on her face!
I coloured this image with my copic markers and went over the halo and stars with a silver Sakura Gelly Roll pen. It just gives a little added shimmer. I also popped a teensy, clear diamond on each of those stars. I went a little brighter with the colours for this card...just a bit out of my usual comfort zone. I am trying to stretch myself a bit this year to try new things. This card will be for Little Miss C next Christmas. I tried to chose bright colours as she is only 7 years old!
I layered some fairly bright red and green poinsettias for the Michael's dollar bins over some dollar store chipboard snowflakes. These are more of my 25 cent clearance poinsettias...as I bought every package they had. I pulled off the huge clear diamond that was on them (crookedly), and replaced it with a cluster of teensy, red diamonds.
Here is a bit of an arty view...
I have kept to my goal of finishing up the inside of my cards before taking the pictures for my blog. I matted a left over snippet of the Pucker Up print onto a snippet of blue card stock. I then stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of white card and inked up the edges of that with a bit of black chalk ink. I mounted that trio onto the inside of my now finished card. I am starting to enjoy doing up this last step!
Card Base - 5 1/2 inch square card from my stash
Design Paper - Bo Bunny Mistletoe from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of red, white and blue from my stash
Flowers - Michael's Nouveau Noel Poinsettia
Chipboard - Dollar store snowflake from my stash
Bling - red and clear diamonds from my stash
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Image - Bugaboo Stamps
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper