Friday, October 28, 2016

Joyful Christmas Wishes

Hi friends! It rained here all day yesterday, a perfect day to stay indoors in fuzzy slippers and stamp! I was inspired to play along with a few challenges, and created this Christmas card with my Joy to the Woods stamp set, stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. 

I'm playing along with four challenges today. First, the Bird theme at Merry Monday. Second, the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (I used the mirror image of the sketch, with the trees as my vertical element). Next, the colors at The Challenge Christmas Inspiration. Finally, it's Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 

I always struggle capturing sparkle and shine in my cards. The ornament is sparkly and glossy. I colored with Copic markers first, then a generous layer of Wink of Stella, and finally a thick coat of Glossy Accents. I used some Dazzling Details to add some thicker sparkle to the trees. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Real Red, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Let's Bokeh in the Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Joy to the Woods Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Dazzling Details (Stampin' Up), Wink of Stella (Zig), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!


LeAnne said...

Wowza, I predict a winner with this sweetie! Lots of cuteness going on here! Love it ALL!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So cute.
It is tricky trying to capture that gloss and sparkle isn't it - but I can see it. It's gorgeous.

Nancy Farrell said...

Oh Sandy this is such a cute card I really like it. It gives me a few ideas. Have a great weekend.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card, lovely coloring and a perfect background for the birds! thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!!

SusieN said...

Such a great card. Love the birch trees.
Thanks for sharing.

Kuni said...

This is wonderful.
PS my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

laurie said...

This is really cute Sandy! I love that bokeh paper, makes a prefect background for your fun winter scene!

Windy Ellard said...

Your scene is adorable ...such a cute card!

Darnell said...

What an awesome card, Sandy! That bokeh pp is PERFECT as the background for your beautiful birch trees, snowy hills, and iconic red cardinal with his glossy ornament!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I love those birch trees and the sweet little cardinal! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! said...

This is pretty fantastic! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

jenn shurkus said...

beautful card sandy!! :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful wintry scene!