Monday, March 2, 2009

Christmas Card #6

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was good - hung out with family and friends and celebrated my hubby's birthday. But the weather... well that pretty much sucked! We got a couple of inches of snow and it was FREEZING cold!!! I thought Spring was around the corner but I'm telling you right now it's doing some serious hiding! Let's just hope that tomorrow we get out of the single digits!!

It's time for another Christmas Card. This week we were given a sketch to use which I absolutely love! I know I'll be using it again and again! It allows for a lot of pattern paper and is just very pleasing on the eyes. Go check out the sketch and the other team members wonderful creations at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog. So this week we had to use the sketch AND we could only use eyelets on our card!!! Okay I'll admit at first I freaked out - I mean no ribbon??? What am I too do? I use that just about as much as I use pattern paper, lol! But then I looked at my embellishment containers and saw all those eyelets that I just had to purchase back in the day and thought "come on Michelle you can do this". So I did :o)


My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I found a large square card really allowed for the different papers. Plus my stamped image is pretty large. I've had this beautiful set for quite a while and have never used it. It kind of intimidated me but I've got to tell you it's an AWESOME set - so fun to color!! This is one of the beautiful angels from the Just Dream set by TAC. The pattern paper is all from KI (love those bright, fun colors!). Below is a close up of the angel:


I colored her with my Copics and added glitter to her wings. I used 6 eyelets on the card - 3 black ones on the black cardstock strip and 3 flowers by the angel. I made my sentiment say "wishing you" so that on the inside I can put "a Merry Christmas" or "peace, hope & love" or something similar.

So what do you think? Do you like her? I'm already ready to use her for another card! Thanks so much for looking!

17 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

I love green and pink on Christmas cards. I think it's a great color combo!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card Michelle! I really love the stamped image, I have never seen it before.

Happy Monday!
Charlene xx

Tammi said...

Wow, Michelle, she's gorgeous!! I love the colors on her dress, do you remember what colors those are? And way to use the eyelets, looks great!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

A totally gorgeous card Michelle, i adore this image, this angel is so beautiful. the colours you've chosen are stunning! hugs Linda x

Anna said...

So pretty! This is one of my favorite sets! Love the idea of her as a Christmas card!

Cathy said...

Wow Michelle she's really pretty!! Love the papers. Great job!!

inlovestamping said...

This is the sweetest angel! Love the colors of your papers and ink!!

Danni said...

You've inspired me to use my angels, I just love that stamp set!
This is so pretty, I love the color combo and your coloring is great!!
Very pretty card!

Heather said...

Wow Michelle,

This is a great Christmas Card!! I love that image and I love your coloring. We did not get any snow down here in fact we have only had snow 2 times this winter!!! Wierd we are only 2 1/2 hours away from each other???

It was really really cold here though compared to what it had been, and today I have felt chilled and cold all day long!!!

Heather

Tiddly Inks said...

How adorable. :) I love the stripey stockings....a personal favorite of mine. :)

Tina said...

Great looking card - love the new take on the traditional christmas colors.

Maria said...

Wow, such a pretty card, Michelle! You did an AWESOME job with the sketch. Love all the different dps that you used. I think it's a great sketch to reduce your scrap pile! LOL!

I know . . .it was hard not to use a ribbon! LOL! I think that's the reason why the sketch had so many layers. . .sort of to make up for the lack of ribbon or other embellishments.

bEautiful job coloring the image. . .it's a pretty image and the colors you used are fabulous!!

maria

Summerthyme Studio said...

this is Beautiful! I love the image and the colours!

Janna said...

Michelle it sounds like you had a good weekend! I hope your husband had an awesome birthday. I know what you mean about the weather. I am done with the cold. Warm weather I need you! LOL!

Love this card! The eyelets work perfectly and the angel image is incredible!!! You really did a great job with coloring her in and making her pop! A stunning creation!

smiles,
janna

Tina said...

Michelle, this is so pretty! The image is so cute and I love the mix of papers.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I do love your image! Your card is wonderful!!!

Seleise said...

love this!!! super cute!