Saturday, November 5, 2011

Home Sweet Home for Christmas

Happy Birthday to me.....Happy Birthday to me!!!!  Hi everyone!  Yes, today is my birthday so I thought I'd send myself some wishes.  LOL

Welcome!!  As today's designer for the Card A Day Blog I have a very traditional card for you.  Our theme, this week, is 'Christmas at Home,' and all the designers have shared a little bit of their own memories of Christmas.  I chose an adorable image from Nicecrane Designs (no affiliation).  This design was so much fun to color.  I just love the vintage look, and the simplicity of the card itself.  Once the coloring is done, the card takes just a few minutes to complete.

I used mostly Copics to do the coloring, but there was also a Sharpie, a Sakura glitter, an Inkssentials Opaque White and an unidentified silver metallic pen.

I'm not totally certain, but this may be the first time I added no extra embellishments to a card.  It just seemed that the colored image was really all that was needed.  Here are two close-ups:

I'm glad you can see the glitter in the photos; sometimes it doesn't show up too well.  But I think it adds the right touch to this easy to make card.  I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it in a matching green color, cut it out and added the glitter with the Sakura pen.

The inside greeting comes from Waltzingmouse Stamps set, Complements of the Season.  I stamped it using Ancient Page Pine.  I thought it was a perfect match to the outside image.

The nice thing about using digital images is that you can make them any size.  In this case, I made the image 4 1/4" x 3" to fit an A2 card base (Stampin' Up Garden Green), leaving room for the sentiment.  You can use any coloring method that you like.  I used the markers, but you could use pencil, chalk, paint or even color it digitally.  Here is the full front view of my card.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for coming by to visit.  See you again soon!!

Keep your creative genius flowing.........



  1. OMG Christine,,,,,, adorableeeee,,,,so cute,,,,,,I really lvoe how you colored thee pict,,,whith such colors,,,and the vintage look is absolutely perfect,,,,I dnñt know get this effect with copycs.......woww,wowww,,, and your silver touches and the perfect compliment,,,,,I really love this card ,,,very well done,,,,,.So anyone taht leave some comment here ....will receive a gift certficate to use in my Store for free,,,, and youll receive a nice gift....Hurra for Christine.

  2. How beautiful. Truly one of your absolute best creations. I always anticipate seeing your work!

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiul card I love it. I don't have these kinds of stamps to even color but i still love yours. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. I love-love your traditional card!!! It turned out so beautiful!!!

    And, a very-very special happy birthday to you my wonderful friend!!! I pray you enjoy a fabulous day with many received wishes!!!

  5. Beautiful card! Great coloring techniques too! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. I absolutely love the vintage look to this card and the coloring is just perfect. I want to be just like you when I grow up! LOL GREAT JOB!

  7. I think the one girl and the dog remind me a little of Betty Boop and her dog. Cute card as always and for once you didn't drive yourself too crazy making it. So many ideas, so little time. Love you and happy birthday (again)- your DD


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