Saturday, July 26, 2008

OCC Challenge - Christmas in July

It's Saturday!....time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge.

This week, the lovely Jennifer challenged us to make a Christmas Card....and we hope you'll play along too. It's time to slowwwwwly start getting that Christmas stash ready. December will be here before you know it.

Be sure to stop by the OCC blog to see all the great samples from my fellow OCC girls...AND...to see who won last week's goodies from Cut At Home!!!

I saw that the fabulously talented Amy has been using white textured CS as her card bases. I love textured CS, and use it whenever I can, but for some reason I never thought to use WHITE textured as my card base. What a difference it makes! I set out on Wednesday to a local craft store so I could get some Bazzill white....SCORE!...got some!

I stamped my Penny Black Christmas Critters (clear set) image in Versafine Black Onyx onto the Bazzill white, colored it with Prisma Pencils, and blended the colors with gamsol and stumps. The halo effect around the entire image was done with a Pale Blue Grey Copic marker. The Bravo Burgundy circle behind the sentiment is up on dimensionals. I added a strip of Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, and gold cord to the inside of the card...just like the one on the front of the card that's running behind the sentiment.

The DP was given to me by my friend Janice (catcrazy). Hiya, girlie! Check it out, I put your gorgeous paper to use!! Thanks again!!

Recipe ~
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas Critters (clear set)
Paper: Textured White Bazzill, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Heidi Grace Sugar Plum Forest Jersey Stripe
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Pale Blue Grey Copic, Prisma Pencils
Accessories: Gold Cord, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches
Technique: Gamsol Magic


Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again reeeeal soon!
Denise

26 comments:

Mauna said...

Great card. Love the clean look of it. Cute mice!

Mimi Hornberger said...

Awww! I love this. TFS! XO, Mimi

Lynda Benden said...

Darling card Denise! The image is just darling and the paper is perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Denise, that is an adorable image!! Wonderful colouring!

JenMarie said...

Eeek, CUTE! Splendiferous coloring!!

Wendy said...

What a super cute Christmas card, Denise! Your coloring is fabulous! Love it on the textured white! Nice job!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Dawn :) Your card is just adorable and I LOVE the sweet image. Great layout and paper!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Alexandra said...

This is adorable - I just love that darling little image! Great dp too - such a great Christmas card Denise! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amy Sheffer said...

I love how you've taken such a cute image and featured it in such a clean, elegant way!! The textured card stock looks great, too!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, I love your sweet mice. Super job my dear.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so cute, Denise!!

Kim Gasper said...

Love the little mice! Glad you got the images. I'd be happy to provide any info you want on them or send you more of your faves. I sent you my very favorite cupcake image, which is the Leigh Hannan one (all those designer cupcakes on the tiered plates).

Karen W said...

What a great card, different colors and I love it!! I'm just not a big red and green person so am always looking for something different for the holidays. Thanks
Karen

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty!! I love it!!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Love that little image.
LeAnne

Silke said...

Denise - the image is super cute!!!
I love how you have made this *non*-traditional x-mas card look so gorgeous!!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

What a sweet Christmas card! I love your coloring!

Susan (rainy) said...

That image is just so cute! I love this card Denise.

Jenny said...

such a gorgeous card,

jenny

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

this is just gorgeous Denise! So crisp and clean and wonderful colours and image!

Denise said...

How cute is this?!! Adorable Christmas card!!

Rose Ann said...

This is totally adorable, and your coloring is wonderful!!

Julia Aston said...

I love this cute Christmas card Denise - hey - I have that stamp - I could make this card!!! I really have to get started......!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Christmas card Denise...just love it!

dpkennedy said...

Oh so cute! I love the glow from the lantern! Great dp for this image!

JAR said...

How adorable this is!! I love it!