Saturday, October 11, 2008

Warm and Cozy Christmas Card

I love this adorable image from Gina K Designs. It is one of the stamps in her new set called Warm and Cozy Christmas.

I stamped the little boy with Memento black ink and colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless mineral spirits. TIP: To create the "out of the box" design, I used a rectangle nestability die and positioned it over the stamped image. Then, I took a pencil and outlined the inside of the die, being careful to stop the line when I reached part of the image. After tracing the shape, I used my scissors to cut out the lines and the image that was left outside the lines.
This is a simple way to create a fun focal point of a card.

I embellished it with the Pure Luxury Holiday ribbon from Gina K Designs....you have to check out this ribbon---it is heavenly!
I also used an EK Success corner punch and some fun holiday paper from Making Memories. Here is a close up of the image:


You can see the coloring a bit better in this picture. I also added some icicle stickles to the ground to add a bit of sparkle to the snow.

The final detail is an embossed snowflake background.



Materials used: Warm and Cozy Christmas (Gina K Designs); ink-Memento Black, real red (SU!); Pure Luxury Holiday ribbon (Gina K Designs); Prismacolor pencils; Odorless Mineral Spirits; cardstock-red, white (Stampin' Up!); Making Memories designer paper-St. Nick collection; Stickles-icicle (Ranger); Curved corner punch (EK Success); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Snowflake embossing folder (Provocraft); dimensionals (SU!).
Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Tamara said...

Thank you for the tip, 'out of the box design'. Very cute card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable, Cammie!

Sandy Knecht said...

Cute card. I love how you layered it.

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Carolyn!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so delightful - love the out of the box tree and sparkly snow!
hugs, Jami

Kathleen said...

Very Pretty~thanks for the easy directions for the out of the box design...I've tried a few different ways...why don't I think of these things! I'll try this one....

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn! That image is so sweet! Thanks for the tip using the nesties...way better than my ruler thing I had goin' on...haha!

Judi said...

What a cute card. I love the top left corner. TFS

Shirley said...

It should say Penguin goes Christmas elegant! What a great card! Love how you clothed him!

Theresa said...

Cammie, this card is beautiful. I love your coloring on the image and the out of the box design. The DP you used is perfect. This card doesn't just look Christmassy, if feels Christmassy.

Ila said...

I love this card!! Warm and Cozy Christmas is the perfect name for it!!..love the image, your coloring and way the out of box trees..Amazing!!

JAR said...

I love this card -- it's so cozy and homey! The corner is awesome!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Darling card Cam!! Love that sweet image, the embossing and your precious corner!!

Deb said...

Love it!! Aweome details!!

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous! I love the out of the box tree!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very sweet image and awesome coloring!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card...and your colouring is amazing :)

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card, Cammie!! I love this little guy and all your layers are perfect with him!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Soooo gorgeous of course!!! I totally want to try that "outside the box" cutting!!!

shel9999 said...

Awww...so cute! I love the bit of sparkly snow on the ground!

Vicki said...

What a sweet little guy he is!! :) Love the coloring and the texture in the BG!! TFS!

stampmonkey said...

Adorable card, Cammie!