Saturday, August 20, 2011

A sparkly green Christmas

With Christmas about four months away, I made my first Christmas card using a Penny Black stamp from last year--Mademoiselle Noel. I love these "fashion girls". They're quick to color and appear to have a sassy chic personality.


I seem to be on a green kick lately. I've grown fond of Papertrey Ink's Spring Moss cardstock, which feels like a green version of kraft. The background was stamped with Hero Arts' Magical Background in Peeled Paint distress ink.

The image was colored with Copics and I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to the fur trim and her bouquet. I used Reverse Wonky Rectangles--again!--and tied a bit of self dyed seam binding. Some clear gemstones were added for a touch of bling.

Done! One card down and many more to go...But it's a start!

I hope you're having a fun weekend! There's still time to enter my birthday giveaway here. The Magical Background that I used on this card is one of the stamps up for grabs. I'll announce the winners on Tuesday, August 23rd.

Stamps: Penny Black, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento, Ranger distress inks
Other: Copics, Nestabilities, rayon seam binding, dimensional adhesive, Diamond Stickles, gemstones

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and Elegant! Fantastic coloring of the image!

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  2. Dang girl you make me want to get this stamp out and play! Just stunning!

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  3. Awesome card Donna! Love that green card base and yes! Your coloring of the image is stunning!

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  4. Awesome card Donna! Love that green card base and yes! Your coloring of the image is stunning!

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  5. Fabulous Donna and I love that you have coloured her in green and not red. Makes a beautiful christmas card!!

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  6. WOW Donna!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  7. Beautiful! You have such a way with these images, Jo x

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  8. Beautiful and fun, the color of that green paper is divine!

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  9. What a lovely card! The colours look fabulous and i love that touch of sparkle. hugs jenny x

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  10. LOVE it, Donna! The bling you added is perfect!

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  11. Beautiful Christmas card, Donna! I always love seeing your coloring! Love this fun shape and the pretty bow!

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  12. Such a gorgeous card Donna~
    Luv the shape of it and the stamp you used on the background...
    Such a cutie image too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. LOVE this card...Would you believe I have none of those fashion girls?? I might have to grab a few....Love this!!
    Hugs....

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  14. Lovely card Donna... these girls are too cute and look stunning on cards.

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  15. Yes, she is one sassy chic! And, your card is one classy card, Donna! Love all the bling. Someone will love receiving this card.

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  16. I LOOOOOOOOVE this--I love that green paper and that image--GOOOORGEOUS:)

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  17. Isn't she GORGEOUS!! I love your green kick! Love love this!

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  18. saw this beauty while browsing my flickr contacts! I love it! Had to hop over to leave you a comment and read if that seam binding was your work of art! Yeah! need to get those spellbinder dies and some seam binding NOW.... ha!

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  19. You use that shade of green so well, Donna! This is fabulous! What a gorgeous lady she is!! Hugs.

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  20. Love the white sparkle on her dress trim, she looks so festive and fabulous, Donna!

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  21. Couldn't love this more, my friend!

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  22. wowee DOnna!! she is beautiful wit hthe green costume..you made her flurry skirt so glittered!

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  23. Mademoiselle Donna your card is STUNNING. I love the design in green and those gemstones are the perfect accent to your gorgeous card!

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  24. Ohhhh... gorgeous image and gorgeous coloring, Donna! Love your clean and elegant style as always, my friend! Sorry I'm not around much, my friend! Things will get back to normal after my house guests leave on 08/27, so I can get back to crafting and visiting friends blog... miss all that!! :)

    Have a beautiful week! Love ya a lot!

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  25. She's a beauty, and so is your card, Donna!!!

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  26. simply beautiful! the gem stones really added such elegance to the design. fabulous card, Donna! love it! hope you have a lovely week, my friend! =)

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  27. Sheer elegance, I'm loving your greens too Donna! This is a real beauty!

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  28. Ooooh, this is so pretty Donna and this green is a great one, love it too! She does look like she has a sassy attitude, such a fun Christmas card!

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  29. Donna, this is gorgeous! Now I feel a need to get that swirly background. Sigh. ;)

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  30. Hi Donna!!
    O this is fabulous! love this image and the colors are terrific. I can see this girl in so many fun colors! Gorgeous card! ;)

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  31. That is a masterpiece. You blow my mind away. I'm getting excited about Christmas, I'm starting to make cards for my friends and my love ones.

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  32. Dang girl you make me want to get this stamp out and play! Just stunning!

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