Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Kids for Inkspirations {51}

Happy Monday everyone!  Only two weeks of work and school in our house and then we are all off until January...can't wait!  I'm so excited to share a sweet little card I made for the Inkspirations Challenge {51}.  This week's sketch really caught my eye so I found a bit of time to play along!  Here's the sketch:

And here is the sweet little card I made (can you tell I am happy with it?!)

Oh my gosh, I don't know why I waited so long to order Greeting Card Kids it is absolutely adorable!  Well, I know why...I was afraid of coloring the images but my Stampin' Write markers made quick work of it and I think it turned out alright.  Actually, when my daughter saw what I was working on she asked me to stamp one for her and we colored them much fun!  I like the way Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride work together but I didn't want to go all pastels so I added some Love Letter DSP in Basic Black.  I like how the black DSP picks up on the black outline of the stamp and the sentiment.
I colored the little girl's outfit with Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake and applied Dazzling Diamonds to the trim on her coat & hat.  The tree was inked with Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and a touch of Daffodil Delight for the star.  I also used my Color Spritzer to add some Crumb Cake sprinkles to the background.
I know you noticed the Tinsel Trim, right?  I wasn't kidding when I said it was my go-to holiday accent.  I think I've used it on almost every holiday card I have made!  Here, I ran it across the back of my circle, close to the edge and held it in place with good 'ole Scotch Tape, worked like a charm!  In the background, you can see snowflakes from Jolly Old Saint Nick stamped in Baja Breeze on the matching cardstock.
Next, I added the Blushing Bride strip embossed with my Polka Dot Impressions Folder as well as some Certainly Celery ribbon treated to the "scrunchy" effect.  The ribbon looked a little bare so I added a Pear Pizzazz glimmer brad wrapped with more silver Tinsel Trim.  Love how it echoes the bigger circle! 
Lastly, I wanted to color some more(!), so I stamped the little girl on the inside and colored her outfit to match the front but just a tad bit lighter.  I didn't want to compete with the outside.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Season [level 2 hostess] which I stamped in Stazon Jet Black for a crisp image.  Don't you love how it looks like her hand it holding up the sentiment?  So that's my little card for today...thank you so much for stopping by.  Please let me know what you think!

stamps: greeting card kids; peaceful seasons, teeny tiny wishes
ink: stazon jet black; baja breeze
paper: crumb cake,  baja breeze, blushing bride, very vanilla CS; love letter DSP
xtras: polka dot impressions folder; stampin write markers; dazzling diamonds; silver tinsel trim; certainly celery twill ribbon [retired]; "in color" glimmer brad; color spritzer


Nancy said...

As usual a charmer! Adorable little girl, your tinsel is the perfect bling, the ribbon, the brad and then of course the inside, oh my, just love it!

Queenie Jeannie said...

So pretty! I just got in my tinsel and glitter brads and I'm in love!!! Gotta love the 'bling'!!!

Christina said...

This is darling, Nance! Your coloring looks wonderful, and it really does look fantastic with the black DSP. Love the touches of tinsel!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, this is adorable! The addition of the Love Letter DSP gives this a n awesome "wow-factor", too. All the sparkle from the glitter, the brad and the tinsel are so much fun! Love it! :)

Marisa said...

Thanks so much for joining us over at Inkspirations, Nance :) Your card is adorable. Love the tinsel accents and the black DP looks fabulous. Glad you had some colour bonding time with your daughter too :)

H2 :) said...

Fantastic card Nance! Love all the elements you have brought together. Your image is so sweet & that tinsel is lots of fun. :)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Nance! Perfect coloring, and I just love the tinsel!

LeAnne said...

Sweet! I had to have this stamp but haven't used it too much (blush). I love your colors and of course, the tinsel! Great embellishments!

Renée said...

love it inside and out! love the tinsel!

Lee-Anne said...

So, so beatiful. I love that you added the black designer paper, it looks perfect. Love the glimpse of tinsel and the inside of your card is just as lovely as the front. What a wonderful take on the Inkspiration sketch this week. Thanks for playing.