Monday, August 23, 2010

Quick and Easy Christmas

I'm trying to get a  head start on my holiday cards this year, so I've decided to try to play along with the ABC Christmas Challenge to help get me motivated. I don't know about you, but I find it awfully hard to get to work on Christmas cards when the heat makes me want to spend some quality time in the pool! LOL.

This weeks challenge is Q for Quick and Easy, so I decided to pull out one of my favorite holiday sets, SU's Snowflakes. I must admit, I've gotten a bit out of practice with quick cards, since most of the images I've been using lately require quite a bit of coloring, so this was a nice change for me.

I wanted a bit of depth to my snowflake, so I started out by inking the whole flake with Bashful Blue ink, then rocked on some Brocade Blue ink, and finished off the edges by rocking on some Night of Navy ink. I added a bit of sparkle with Star Dust Stickles (I finally got a bottle, yeah!!!) and added a pearl to the center for my final touch. You can't really tell from the photo, but I also outlined the swirls on the paper with a clear spica pen, so this card sparkles like crazy in real life.

Thanks for stopping by!


hayward69 said...

Lovely dp and stamped image used. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the snowflake!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Annie said...

fabulous quick and easy Christmas card and love the blue and white colour scheme and the lacy snowflake! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

quick, fairy easy and super stylish! thanks for joining in the fun, Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

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