Friday, December 19, 2014

DS181 and Friends with Flair Sweet Christmas Wishes

Hello, Friends!
It's a Christmas miracle!  I've been able to make and share several different Christmas cards with you over the past two weeks.  I'm determined to use these cute Christmas stamps no matter how my back is cooperating! 
I created this card especially for my cousin's family.  We both only have each other as a cousin and neither of us have brothers or sisters.  So, I get to be "Aunt Angela" to her daughter and son.  The card came together easily with the cute penguin stamp from Unity Stamp Company and patterned paper from Doodlebug.  I love both companies!  One of my favorite parts is the little peppermint candy for the ball on the penguin's hat.  I added the green stripe on the candy cane so it matched the paper even better.  It was a lot harder to color that little candy cane than I thought it would be, but I'm happy with how it turned out. 
Are you ready for Deconstructed Sketch 180? I hope you like it! Here’s the scoop on what you need to do:  1. Use the sketch up top to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.  2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your personal blog, Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, Pinterest, etc). Use keyword DS180.  3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post.
My sketch came from the blog Deconstructing Jen.  When you're making a lot of cards, using sketches for the design makes it a lot faster.  It's also a way to invite new people to see your cards and blog, and Frank, of course.  I am also sharing my card with "Friends with Flair" on the Unity Stamp Company blog.  Each Friday, you can share your cards made with Unity stamps on their blog.  Then, on Monday, they announce a winner from a card that was shared as well as someone who commented on the cards that were shared.  The prize?  Free stamps!  As all stampers know, the only thing better than stamps are free stamps!  Check out their blog so you can share or leave comments here!
Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!
I used the following products to make this card:
Sweet Christmas Wishes by Unity Stamp Company
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Real Red Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Kraft in Color and Home for the Holidays 6x6 paper pad by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Deco Labels and Banner Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up
Candy Cane Dots by Pebbles
1/4" Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella Clear by Zig
Scotch Double Sided Permanent Foam Tape by 3M

I was very excited to see this "Candy Cane" challenge on another blog I follow because my card definitely meets the candy cane requirement!  I love candy canes and anything peppermint at Christmas- ice cream, peppermint mochas, peppermint sugar cookies, etc. so this was a great idea for a challenge.  You can see other candy cane cards on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog by clicking here



Lagene said...


Dawnll said...

Adorable as can be...Happy Holidays

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Angela.

Ruby said...

Adorable card. Merry Christmas.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice miracle. LOL. TFS

Beth F. said...

This card is so darling!
Beth's Beauties

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Great card. Love the bold Christmas colors. Also nice take on the Deconstructed Sketch =) TFS

Angie said...

Such a cute card! Love how you customized your candy cane to match the paper perfectly!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card Angela!!!
Your penguin is ADORABLE and I LOVE your pretty patterned panels too!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the sketch and choice of papers.

Unknown said...

How adorable! Made me smile.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am on my search for the perfect wiener dog. I was hoping she would come into my life for Christmas, but I will keep looking. Love your little penguin card. Great coloring.

ionabunny said...

Very cute. Love the colours. Hugz

Corrie said...

So cute love the colors

Crystal said...

This is very cute, I love penguins!

~amy~ said...

What a fun penguin!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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