Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Carousel

I was going to do this design for all of my Christmas cards this year.  I started in June and was only able to complete 10.  This was fun doing, but very tedious.  The stamp is from Stamplistic called Carde-Deer and it actually has a fall theme to it.  I covered up the acorns and leaves with punched out poinsettias and holly.  I used Copics to color the image and unfortunately lost my recipe for it.  I hope when I clean up my craft area I will find it.  The holly vine is a Cheery Lynn Die and I punched it out 2x, once in Early Espresso and once in Garden Green then glued the green over top of the brown.  Some of the holly leaves I colored with a Copic marker to give it depth.  The background is Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green and run through EB folders.  The image is stamped on Whisper White with an edging of Brushed Gold from SU.  Then I antiqued the image with Distress Inks.  The lace is from Joanne's Fabrics.  To finish it up I glued Swarovski Crystals and generic gems to add a sparkle and the pole is embossed with Jeweled Gold powder.

This was a really fun card to do, but I'm starting in January for next year's cards!  LOL

This is how I completed the inside.  The label is SB stamped with an SU stamp, the poinsettia is from Michael's, the greens are MS punch.  The sentiment is on a SB die and printed off on my computer.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look.

I've added this to the Cheery Lynn Blog challenge.  Please follow here:

To my amazement, I have won the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge 57!  Thank you all.


  1. Gorgeous card both inside and outside!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  2. Since I was quite fortunate in getting to see you work on this card "in real life" since June, I know how much work you put into this fabulous card...with so many details. Very pretty,creative card, so glad to see you finally posted it to your blog.

  3. This is gorgeous, love how you draped the holly leaves around and over the image. Wonderful to have you join in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week.

  4. Wow, gorgeous, and talk about time consuming! I can see why you only got ten done. I had great ambitions for my Christmas card this year and after I made one, which I was extremely happy with, I decided to go with something a lot simpler. Just call me lazy....

  5. Your card is beautiful! I love the image. Your coloring is fab.