Friday, December 10, 2010

A Light Into The World


Hi everyone!  I'm a late bloomer so I'm a little slow getting all my christmas cards ready this year!  I used to make a handmade card for everyone I send cards to but once I got over 40 cards I gave up on that idea and now I just make them for close family and friends.  Everyone else sadly gets a purchased card.  Today's card was created with this amazing A Light Into The World digital stamp from Deedee's Digis.


My card base is Real Red layered with PTI White then Christmas Holly patterned paper. The shadow layer is Merry Merry Christmas on Real Red finished using the Arch Lattice Punch. I stitched around the edges of the patterned paper and couldn't resist dressing up the card a bit with some white lace.

The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. As usual, I paper pierced around the edges of the image then layered on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red. To embellish the card I added a bow finished with a beautiful white pearl flower. Behind the bow are some figs made from Handsome Hunter and the Oak Leaf Punch. I also added a couple buttons threaded with DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: A Light Into The World (Deedee's Digis)
  • Paper: Real Red, Handsome Hunter, PTI White, Christmas Holly Patterned Paper (Daisyd's), Merry Merry Christmas Patterned Paper (Carolee's Creations)
  • Ink: Copics R29, R59, Y15, Y26, G28, G29
  • Other: Oak Leaf and Arch Lattice Punches (Martha Stewart), Stitching, White Lace (American Crafts), 3/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Buttons, DMC White, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, White Pearl Flower (Accent Creative Designs), Red Rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape 
CHALLENGES:

24 comments:

jimlynn said...

So pretty Karen....love those little buttons you added too.
Lynn

Carrie said...

wow gorgeous papers. looks like I'm going to have to dig out some lace to start adding to cards now, what a lovely embellishment

Rhonda Langley said...

Lots of great details! Love the lace and the pearls on the holly!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Gorgeous card. Cute digi.

Katie said...

Love that image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

tampatha said...

this is a really pretty CAS card! I love your coloring. thanks for entering this week at AIF
-Tammy

Laura said...

WOW! Karen I love the Paper and your coloring is gorgeous.I love that you added some lace.TFS

Karyn said...

This is so pretty! A really lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

Maria Matter said...

gorgoeus Karen, love the papers you used in the elegant design!
hugs & blessings!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, thankyou for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia: )

Courtney said...

Very pretty Karen! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Courtney~

Carolina said...

Very pretty christmas card.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

Lauretta See said...

so very nice :) i love it. Thank you for joining us this week on our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Best of luck!

joy said...

Love the punching around the image and the red holly berries that add great dimension.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

such a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

Donna Heber said...

Karen,

I love your candle christmas card. So pretty and festive!

Georgeann Manning said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Pattie G said...

What a lovely card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Kiki said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! So many lovely details - great job!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Patty said...

Very pretty card Karen! Wow! I've been busy, now I'm trying to catch up on all the blogs I follow. You have a ton of cards I need to check out!

Anita said...

Beautiful card and lovely dp. Thanks for joining us at MelJen's Designs this week.

Lauretta See said...

I said it before.. i love it ;) Thank you for playing with us in the last challenge over at Meljens Challenge. Hope you will join us again this week in the new challenge posted today :) HUGS xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this challenge, hope to see you again next time round.
Sharon x