Friday, December 4, 2009

Cards for RAQ's Challenge

We were given four sketches at RAQ's, and the extra credits were: Christmas and a stamped image. I made the card for the first sketch last. I wanted to use traditional Christmas colors for an all-occasion card.

The color of the background paper is "Jupiter Glimmer", embossed using the Stylized Flowers embossing folder. The ribbon is from Offray. The diecuts are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities. The stamped image was colored using the magic pencil technique, layered with Twinkling H2Os and metallic inks for accent. I used wide brush strokes for the moonlight ink applied on some of the flower petals. It is actually more silver than white in real life. Liquid pearls was used for the frame and the flower centers. The stamp is from Just For Fun.

For the second sketch, I used the snowflakes from When It's Cold Outside. The reindeer snowflake was cut at 2", and the smaller snowflakes at 1". The ribbon is from Holiday Inspirations. Stickers are from Paper Studio. The center crystals are from Martha Stewart.

I had a more whimsical version of the reindeer for my third card. The reindeer is from Doodlecharms, cut at 2 1/2". I colored his nose with metallic ink, and the rest of his features with pencils and chalk. The papers are from Paper Studio and MAMBI. The Santa hat brad was bought at a stamp expo, and the red brads are from Making Memories. Ribbon is from Offray.

For the last sketch, I eliminated the rectangles and used freeform shapes instead.

The snowman is a stamp from Inkadinkado, embossed using a sky blue embossing powder from Hampton Art. The image was colored using chalks and more dimension was added using blue liquid pearls. The larger snowflake is from When It's Cold Outside, cut at 1". The background paper is Vintage Snowflakes from Paper Studio. The silver ribbon is from Offray, and the tag is from Spellbinders. Stickers are from Paper Studio, and I placed silver metallic brads in the centers of the snowflakes.

1 comment:

  1. Love the reindeer and snowman! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!