Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Merry Christmas with Critters

I am realizing that I better get going with some Christmas cards .... I'm not typically a mass producer with my cards I send at Christmas....so it's one at a time for me, and time is ticking!

I just got an order of SU in last night and it was fun to look at my new sets and pull this one out today for the SCS Sketch Challenge.


I took this in bright (probably too bright) sunlight....but you can really see the white pop :)!    It's called Merry Crittermas from SU and I've colored it with copics.  Aren't these little raccoons cute?

I used paper from last years Christmas line Ski Slope, as well as the felt snow flurries from last year and this years new snowflake embossing folder (really pretty!). 


What I hope you can see above is the touches of glitter I added with my Spica pens over top of the copic coloring it adds a nice touch of subtle sparkle.  And by shadowing with BG0000 around the Critters, tree and snow it gives the feeling of them being grounded, and standing on the snow on the ground.

So what about you?  When do you start your Christmas cards, and how many do you make?

Recipe:  Stamps:  SU - Merry Crittermas;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Ski Slope DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, RHR Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Piercer, Felt Flurries, Copic Markers (BG72, BG75, BG78;  R14, R27,  W3, W7, E25, E27, E29, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG91, Spica Glitter Pens)

11 comments:

Shari said...

This is just too cute!! I wasn't going to order this set, but now I totally want it! Thanks alot. LOL. Wonderful job of the coloring, as usual.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Really, really wonderful job with this card! I love all the elements and the coloring, the felt flakes! I am enamoured!

Marisa said...

What a darling card, Christine :) Love the focal image and you've coloured it wonderfully. Lovely DPs and the white embossed panel is great. One down :) I do some mass producing of cards to those I mail to (mostly family and a few close friends) and have succumbed to e-mailing a Christmas letter to those who I have e-mails for as it gets too expensive to mail cards to everyone.

Michele Boyer said...

SO cute, Christine! Those critters are adorable! I love all the snowflakes and the bits of sparkle too!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OH! I just might have to get that set!LOL!! sooo cute!! Great card Christine!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is SO cute Christine! LOVE these little guys and your coloring is FAB!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Too, too cute and fun Christine!! Love this darling card!

Joan V said...

Christine, I love this card ! The embossing looks great. I try to use only one set of Christmas stamps, to avoid confusion of "what did I send last year?" LOL But, I do make religious ones for special family members. Oh, and the yearly letter to everyone on my list. My goal is to get about 30 done before Thanksgiving. Thanks and have a great day!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a cute card! I love the raccoons and beautiful colors. The snowflake embossing adds a nice touch.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful raccoons christine, lovely card.

greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Hee hee Oh so darn cute!