Friday, August 23, 2013

with love this festive season

It's that time of year to start thinking about creating Christmas cards if you haven't started already.  Christmas images are always some of my favorites, though, so I love using them.  Along with birthday cards, I think I make a lot of Christmas cards each year.  (Now, if only I was better about sending them out! lol)

Lili of the Valley released some Christmas stamps last month and I had to order some of them.  I think this adorable Santa image might have been my favorite image from the whole release so I had to ink him up first.   The sentiment is from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set.

I'm not sure who made all the patterned papers I used on this card.  I know the blue one is from Echo Park and the rest might be from Cosmo Cricket, but they were no longer in a pad so I'm not sure.

I colored the image with copic markers (listed below).  After coloring the image, I added some sparkle to the falling snow using stardust stickles.  Then, I also added some fun flock to Santa's hat and coat to make the cuffs fuzzy.  Below the image, I added some polar white flower soft as the snow.  Last, I added some glossy accents to the reindeer's nose to make is shiny.

I added a large snowflake that I got from my local craft store behind my image before adhering it.  Then, I finished my card off with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts along with some crocheted lace, some red twine, a green button, and some jingle bells.

I'm playing along with this month's LOTV challenge which is Make it Festive and the current Wild Orchid Crafts challenge which is Anything Goes.

Hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

with love this festive season card supplies:
Stamps: Santa, Christmas Circular Sentiments (Lili of the Valley)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), cream
Patterned Paper: (maybe Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
twine, green button, crocheted lace, large snowflake, bells, flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), polar white flower soft (Flower Soft), stardust stickles, glossy accents (Ranger), fun flock
Copic Markers

skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
Santa's clothes: R24, R27, R46, R89
boots: N4, N6, N8, N10, 100
beard: C0, C2, C4
belt: Y28
reindeer: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
hooves: N4, N6, N8
presents: R11, R12, R14, G24, G28, G29, BG32, BG34, Y15, B95, B97, B99, R24, R27, R46, R89, C0, C2, C4

snow: C0, C2, C4
sky: BG0000, BG000


Pop's Cards said...

Good afternoon sweetie, this is just stunning, I just love your creation, thank you so much for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft's this time, hugs Pops x x x

Elise said...

Oh my gosh Niki! This is soooooo BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and all your embellies ... STUNNING!!!

Big Hugs,

Gabby said...

LOVELY holiday card! Your coloring, the sparkle, the flock--oh, my so wonderful! All the little flowers and details. Just lovely, Niki! :)

Tracey C. said...

GORGEOUS! K - really really love the deep red with the ice blue...and that Santa makes me so happy! Absolutely awesome :)

dpkennedy said...

Another beauty! I love the flocking! This is a gorgeous card and someone is going to be thrilled to receive it!

Erica said...

HI Nikki,

Another gorgeous creation! I love the aqua accents, the colouring is brilliant and Santa's furry suit it wonderful!

Thanks for joining us as the Lili of the Valley 'Make it Festive' challenge, good luck!


Erica x