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11.23.2015

Christmas In Two Colors

Hello friends! I hope today find you well and all ready for Thanksgiving which only a few days away. I, unfortunately came down ill last week and were bed rest for a few days. It is so nice to be back on my feet again though I'm not 100% recover yet. Hopefully by Wednesday.  Otherwise this will be one Thanksgiving without any turkey. My sweet hubby is an excellent chef but he has never handled a turkey before. Haha.

First, an overdue warm welcome to some new friends that started following my blog during my absence last week: Carrie Sheridan, Norma (aka PinkBling Crafter) and Teresa Arsenault and my Google+ follower, Jean Chaney.  Welcome friends.  Thank you for blessing my day with your presence.

Now, a brand new challenge over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenges Group.  It's Thanksgiving week but yet we're talking about Christmas cards making. This week we want to see ONLY  2 COLORS on your Christmas card. For my card, I chose RED/WHITE, inspired by the yummy candy canes.

We are very grateful to have Lacy Sunshine Stamps as our sponsor for this week.  Lacy Sunshine is known for its beautiful and imaginative digital images, created and hand drawn by the lovely Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and illustrator.  Take this beautiful MELANIE BOO'S - THE CHRISTMAS STAR image here on my card for example.  Isn't her face precious?  Such a beautiful image to spread the joys and peace into the hearts of family and friends this holidays season.



A side view to reveal all the glitters! 

Supplies:
Copic markers (see colors combo below)
Texturing: Stickles - white
Glittering: Wink of Stella - RED, YELLOW; Diamond glitters - from StampinUp!
Adhesive: Tombow liquid glue; double side tearable adhesive stripes
Dies cut: snowflakes: Sue Wilson's Festive Collection - snowflakes
Digi image: Lacy Sunshine's Melanie Boo's - The Christmas Star



Card Process:  For me, a holiday card isn't complete without some glitters on. But there's a lot on this one. I first print (on Copic blending paper) and colored the image first with Copic. Then, applied the following WINK OF STELLA, YELLOW for the star and her hair and RED for the red part of her outfit, earrings and berries. The holly got a thin coat of the Tombow liquid glue follow by DIAMOND GLITTERS from StampinUp. For added texture and 3D effect, I added white STICKLES to the outfit's neck-collar, sleeves, falling snow, die cut snowflakes and snowy ground.

The frame around the image was cut by placing two different size rectangle frames, one inside the other. The candy cane stripes base card was created using the Taylored Expressions' Diagonal Stripe embossing folder. Then I carefully brushed the red WINK OF STELLA on the thinner stripes.  Let dry a few seconds before adhesive to the 4.25x5.50 folded card.

The Season's Greetings sentiment is from the Penny Black Brush Pines-Christmas slapstick/cling stamp set which I inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and adhesive to the frame with foam tape. 

COPIC COLORS:
E11, E00, E000 (SKIN) R46 (LIPS) RV25, R46, R89 (BERRIES/CLOTHING) Y19, Y17, Y15 (HAIR/STAR)



I hope you enjoy this little candy stripes Christmas card of mine featuring the precious MELANIE BOO'S - THE CHRISTMAS STAR image from our lovely sponsor for this week 2 COLORS ONLY Christmas theme over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenges. Please, come join us!

I'm linking up my card in the following challenges below.

Friends, so many families and friends are going through tough time and might not be enjoying the holidays this year.  Some are battering major health illness while other mourning over the death of love ones like the people in Paris as well the families of the five precious babies from my charity mission for the Heart Center @ NCH.  On this Thanksgiving Day, please say a little prayer for them.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. This will be my only card for this week.  May your Thanksgiving Day be blessed with abundant of food, love of family and friends and good health dear friends.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!




17 comments:

  1. Beautiful in every way...colors, image and design! Glad you are up and feeling better.

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  2. Absolutely Beautiful Christina! The candy cane paper is so nice a crisp, sparkles everywhere and I love your coloring!! Awesome to look at!!

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  3. What a sweet card! Very beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

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  4. Aw your card puts a big smile on my face ... it's cute as can be!
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    Hugs
    Willeke
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

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  5. Me to, holiday cards must sparkle. This is really an adorable image. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

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  6. What an adorable image and colored and constructed so Fab!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

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  7. This is so pretty. I do love this image. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

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  8. this is so pretty! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  9. Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

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  10. Christina, this is so beautiful! I love all the glitter on her

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  11. Love it ... Red's my favorite color - LOL - All that sparkle... exactly why I love this time of year!
    (Hugs) Cara

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  12. This is as sweet as can be! I love how you colored the image! Thanks for linking up with us at the 12 Months of Christmas. Julie, DT

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  13. Such a pretty card. Thankyou somuch for sharing with us at a SP. Good Luck...Genny DTxxx

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  14. Such a lovely main image and gorgeous colouring, really pretty card.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creatingand make sure to enter your creations in the December link-up starting today.
    Susan xx

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  15. Love the beautifully coloured image and snowflakes---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

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  16. What a sweet card, Christina, and the colouring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  17. She is such a cutie, love the frame too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girlz Challenges this month. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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