Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card

Life has been so busy the past week I missed my craft room and haven't made many Christmas cards lately. Here's a fun card I made by combining several challenges with this whimsical horse named Charlie dressed up as a reindeer from Clear Dollar Stamps. I was looking for an image using jingle bells for the ABC Christmas Challenge, J - Jingle Bells, when I found this delightful horse.  It's from a set called Charlie Reindeer Games.  I used this sketch #88 from Sketch N Stash. The item from my stash that has been long overlooked is the red shiny ribbon which had always seemed to stiff for making a bow, but was perfect for this design.

I modified the small circle at the bottom and put Santa's pack there instead. It also had jingle bells. I chose the soft blue snowflake paper for the Christmas Card Challenges Week 26 today--to use bling-- so I covered the jingle bell images and the center of the snowflakes with Sakura Gelly Roll glitter gel. It's subltle and shiny. I also chose a shiny red ribbon.  52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge #5 for this month was to use embossing, which I used on the white circle behind Charlie to look like snow.

Here's a close up of the glitter gell on the snowflakes and jingle bells.

The last challenge I used was one I recently found, Holly Jolly Christmas, Anything Goes with Ribbon.

4.25" x 5.5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye "12 Days of Christmas;" Close To My Heart White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock
Image - Clear Dollar Stamps digital "Charlie Reindeer Games"
Copic Markers - Grays (N0, N2, N4, N6, N8) Crimson RV29, Pea Green YG63, Mint Green BG13, Yellowish Skin Pink YR61, E00
Accents - Cuttlebug embossing folder "Swiss Dots," red shiny ribbon unknown from my stash, Sakura Gelly Roll glitter gel pen, pop dots


Judy McKay said...

Vickie - what a cute image. I like the way you set up the layout and the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A great card Vickie, Charlie is a sweet image, and a great sketch and glad that you found us. Hope you will join us again soon at Holly Jolly Chrsitmas Challenge.

Meighan Wheller said...

Wonderful Christmas Card Vickie, love the image and the glitter on the bell! We are glad that you have found us! Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Regards Meighan

Mynnette said...

How cute is this?! LOVE your darling image--and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT! :)

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card with such a cute image - thanks so much for joining in this week at 52 CCT - Jacqueline xx

Bea und Doreen said...

such a cute card. Love the image.
many thanks for joining us at SnS this week
Doreen xx

Anonymous said...

fabby card what a perfect image for our challenge this time, Great to see you!
We have a new Challenge starting tomorrow!! we don't have a limit on how many times you can enter as long as its a different creation! so come back soon!
hugs Samantha :0)
ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

Valerie said...

I'm partial to horses so I LOVE this card! I think I'll get this image! I especially like the bells around his belly! I really like MME 12 days of Christmas and have some of it! Nice choice of paper for this card! Also like the dry embossing on the white circle and how you popped the images to give dimension. Well done!

Julie said...

Awwwhhh such a cute card!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at SNS, Juliexx

Candace said...

This card is adorable!!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Christmas Card Challenge! :)