...and it's a Christmas card! Go figure, right? When I saw that my friend Lesley had posted a Christmas sketch challenge on her blog, I was immediately inspired to create. She's calling it "Merry Monday" and the goal is to make a Christmas card every week this year to get a head start on your holiday cards. CLICK HERE for all the details. Lesley's sketches ROCK!! Admittedly, I was getting a bit tired of Christmas cards, but MY cards were late this year. Some still need to be sent off, actually..shameful, I know. I think I can really benefit from Lesley's challenges.
Here is the Merry Monday sketch for the week:
Although this is a Christmas card, I tried to shake it up a bit with some non-traditional colors. I used the (ret.) Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set paired with some new goodies from the upcoming SU! Sale-A-Bration event, which begins January 24th. You can earn the Everyday Enchantment DSP and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack for FREE with a qualifying order. How cool is that?I colored the image in with markers and then dressed it up with some sponged edges and Dazzling Details glitter glue. It's tough to see but the buttons have a pop of Crystal Effects on them as well. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post. Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card, too:
Before I go, I wanted to share a cute gift I received this Christmas from my blogging friends Shirley and Terry, from A La Card Monkey. Shirley makes these absolutely adorable owls (click her name above to check out her blog) and it was such a sweet surprise when I found him in my mailbox. I have affectionately dubbed him Owen and he is proudly displayed in my stamp studio. He's SO cute!! Thanks gals, I love him! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get the chance to check out Lesley's blog and play along in her Merry Monday challenges. Have a very HAPPY day!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick and Petite Pairs
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Basic Black and Crumb Cake (for sponged edges) Classic ink
Accessories: Small Oval (ret.), Scallop Trim Border punch, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (SAB), Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponges, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers, Dazzling Details glitter glue, Crystal Effects and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: frosty blue marker for the "sky", oval and scalloped oval die cuts