Thursday, March 31, 2016

Deck The Halls


Today's adorable Christmas card was created for two challenges...the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge to use paper piecing on your card and the Merry Monday challenge to use a card depicting Christmas caroling. I started by stamping the adorable snowman trio from Purple Onion Designs onto some white cardstock and coloring them in using Copic markers. I stamped the image again and stamped them onto some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad and paper pieced the bands on the snowmen's hats, their scarves, and the trees out and adhered them to the already colored image. I added some shadow and dimension to the paper pieced images with my Copic markers. I die cut some banks of snow using some Paper Smooches border dies and adhered them together. Then I fussy cut around the stamped image and outlined it using my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker. I cut a small piece of some pretty blue snowflake paper from the American Crafts Wish List 6x6 paper pad and adhered it onto my white card base. I then adhered my stamped image panel down and then my snow banks. Once it was all adhered I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snowmen's noses and to the paper pieced parts. Then I stamped the musical notes from Lawn Fawn's Stay Tuned stamp set and the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Cheerful Christmas Greetings stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I added the finishing touch of some shimmery "snow" to the snow banks by adding some Stickles frosted lace to the edges. Love how adorably it turned out!



13 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is ADORABLE, Celeste! I love these snowmen, the paper piecing and snow drifts! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Megan J said...

Hi Celeste, a beautiful card love the scene you created and the snowmen singing... have a great weekend... Megan

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the sweet scene you created!

Patricia Hays said...

What a darling little scene! :) The singing snowmen are just too cute! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52CCT! :)

Kajcyika said...

So lovely, the little snowmen are so cute :)

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE your card!! The snowmen are so cute and the scene you created is perfect!

Linda said...

Your card is just too adorable. Love those cute little snowmen and beautiful coloring,. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

CraftyViolet said...

That's a great card. Love the snowmen.

Nancy R said...

I love those little snowmen. So cute and your layout is perfect. Really nice Christmas card sure to bring a smile to the recipient!

Notes by Nina said...

So fun, I love this adorable scene you have created. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute scene!! This is just as sweet as can be Celeste, love it to bits!!

Nancy R said...

Congratulations, Celeste. Super cute card!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Celeste -

Congrats on being GD at Merry!

Your card is pure happy Festive loveliness. I really like the snowbanks and your coloring is flawless.