Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge

Good morning! Today I am excited to share that I am the guest designer at Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges! Initially, Sparkle started challenging herself to make 2 Christmas cards each week so that come December, she would have a great headstart on her holiday card stash. Eventually, she extended the challenge her blog readers and now she has a talented design team. I loved this idea and would try to play along as often as I could. It's been awhile since I've been able to play, though the thought often crosses my mind each Sunday.

The challenge this week is to create a vintage Christmas card (can be a Winter, Hannukah or Holiday card). I thought this sweet Santa image from JustRite Vintage Christmas was just perfect for the challenge. I colored him with Copic markers and paired him with some new My Mind's Eye (from the Holly Jolly collection). I used Mercy's latest sketch, MTSC87, for my layout - such a fun sketch.. I loved it!

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog HERE to see the rest of the designer's wonderful creations. Hope you will join us this week!

Supplies ~
Stamps: JB-09785 Vintage Christmas 3 1/4", JB-09255 Christmas Nested Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper: Kraft, Scarlett Jewel, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Holly Jolly (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Small Classic Circle Nestabilities die 5, Small Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities die 4 (Spellbinders); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Round-It-All (Zutter), Copic Markers (0, C00, C1, C5, E00, E02, R20, R89); Wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), Distressing tool (Heidi Swapp), Pearl brad, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.