Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Meowy Christmas

This is the card I made with the image I used in the tutorial. This photo was taken in natural light, so the colors look altered. However, they are actually more true to life than the ones I took in the tutorial, which were done with a lamp.
I added some glitter and some clear glossy gel medium to the ornaments. I sponged all the edges with two shades of brown dye ink, and embossed them in gold. I made the candy cane paper with the small and med. candy cane stamps from High Hopes. I stamped on the glossy paper and embossed in clear embossing powder. I then colored the canes with a red gel pen. For the red panel, I used pine bough stamped multiple times using white pigment ink by Stampin' Up!, which to me is the best white ink I have found.
I got some new snowflake punches last week and was happy to use them. Two are by Martha Stewart and one is by EK Success. All high quality and easy to use.
The sketch for this card was borrowed off the sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers today. Thanks for looking and God bless you!


  1. This is so adorable, Crissy!! I love to color with markers too, in fact I do a better job with markers than I do with reinkers. Even after watching Anna IN PERSON color with reinkers I still can't do it. Thanks for the tutorial, your coloring is so perfect ~~ & I love the colors you used on this card!!

  2. what a fabulous tutorial - I LOVE your card & that image is so precious. TFS!

  3. Gorgeous!! I love all the stitching and the gold cord is such a great touch!!
    hugs, Jami

  4. I love this Crissy and Callie is just the cutest! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and I will have to give this a try.. Your finished card is stunning and just love the red and gold.. love the candy cane background and the punched snowflakes, Hugs, Nikki x

  5. This is a gorgeous card Crissy.
    You are SO talented.
    The tutorial is worth it's weight in gold to me. Thank you for sharing.
    Viv xx

  6. Great tutorial Crissy and your card is too amazing for words!!!!!! It's just so fantastic I have been sitting here just staring at it!! You know, I really should try direct to paper watercolouring again at some stage... you make it look so easy but that could be just because you are the wATERCOLOUR QUEEN!!

  7. Thanks for the great tutorial! You make it look so easy..mine never looks quite as 3D! I love the card and the image is so adorable. Thanks for taking the time to teach us newbies!
    Judy x

  8. a fabulous tutorial Crissy, lots of information. your finished card looks fabulous . love the golds and reds.
    a great idea to wrap the twine around the csrd, lovely touch.
    Thank you for sharing. hugs rachxx

  9. what a fabulous tutorial, i read every word of it, Thanks for giving me such a great look into the way you make your cards ;-) Nicole