Thursday, January 5, 2012

Z for Zany Colored Christmas Gifts

Thanks to Basic Grey's Lemonade paper sitting in front of me, I could readily see the possibilities of "Z for Zany Christmas Colors" for another Christmas card. This was the end of the alphabet challenges from ABC Christmas Card Challenge. I hope to make one for each letter this coming year. I used the theme of "presents" suggested by Jingle Belles. I wanted to glam up the gifts a little, so I drew around the ribbons, dots, and stripes with a Sakura glitter gel pen. It seemed that the verse from The Grinch was appropriate for a gift theme. It reads: What if Christmas doesn't come from a store. --What if Christmas means a little bit more (inside the card). I stamped an arrow, cut it out slightly larger and flipped it over to stamp the sentiment. I also outlined it with the glitter gel pen and added sparkles. The silver ribbon and the silver edged organdy were both from my stash, origin unknown. I used ribbon that sparkled to go along with the blue sparkles and glitter gel pen accents, so I'm entering this card in Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge this week. It's also in the Basic Grey Challenge #59.



I used this Sketch #139 from Unscripted Sketches. This sketch has so many possibilities for future cards!


Materials:
Paper - Basic Grey "Lemonade"
Stamps - CTMH "Peace on Earth"(sentiment), "Confetti and Favors" (stack of gifts)
Ink - CTMH Tulip, Vineyard Berry, Twilight

8 comments:

lauren bergold said...

oh wow YES! i wouldn't have thought of BG's lemonade for xmas either... (thus making it "zany") ...but looking at this i realize it's *AWESOME* for the purpose! what a fun and festive card! so pleased you're jingling along with us! ♥

Deb Hickman said...

What a fun card, love the colours.xxx

Geri said...

This is fabulous! Using unconventional colors on Christmas cards is so refreshing! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

SmilynStef said...

Love the glimmering border ... and what a fun way to use that sketch ... and such happy colors for a holiday card ... so glad you're joining us at jingle belles for 2012

Barbara said...

Very nice card, beautiful colors. And the nicely tied ribbon reminds me that I need to practice...

Samantha said...

Fabby Card, Love how you did the gifts, Thanks for Enter our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! New Challenge starts this coming Wednesday! hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love those BG papers!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

What super fun colors! Great sentiment too.