Sunday, November 27, 2022

Tis the Season to Decorate Everything!

 Happy Weekend! Hope all is well with you. It finally quit raining here for a few days anyway. It's good to see the sunshine again. 
I've been working on some design commitments but do have this Christmas card I can share today. For many years, I've always tried to participate in Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards challenge. I thought I wasn't going to get to this year until I found one of her images I'd printed out for last year's but never got to. So I colored it up and used the last of this Christmas lights paper that I've had forever.
Supplies Used:
Image and sentiments: Beccy's Place Merle digital set
Image and paper colored with Promarkers and metallic glitter gel pens
SU and Springhill Digital card stocks
Unknown Designer Paper (only stash scraps left)
Wausau Rocket Red heavyweight copy paper
Chalk ink for ink distressing
Spellbinders A7 Matting Basics dies
Spellbinders A7 Art Deco Astoria Label dies
Metallic Christmas light brads
Holographic trim strips
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing it to A7 in PSE.
I also decided to use some old lightbulb brads and holographic strips from my stash. The strips are red, but when the light hits it, it takes on the colors around it, so cool. I used one of the sentiments in the Beccy's digi set, but I added the first line to it with the Text Tool in PSE before printing out and die cutting. I colored Merle the giraffe with Promarkers and glitter gel pens. I also colored the bulbs on the designer paper with the gel pens for some extra twinkle. 
Inside, I matted with the red paper, then die cut the Beccy's sentiments I arranged in PSE and added the Sparkly New Year with the Text Tool before printing out.
The back of the card shown with the front.
A close-up at an angle to try to capture some of that twinkly glittery shine...
And final view. Thanks so much for the visit and have a great Sunday!

I've used a Beccy's Place digi


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Passion for Markers this week.

samanthadesigns said...

This is a precious card. I love the patterned paper you used. Thank you for joining Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.- Samantha, DT

Andree said...

A super Christmas card. The lovely paper and fabulous image match perfectly. The holographic strips add a wonderful sparkly touch.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

crafty-stamper said...

Great colourful card Aimeslee and love the giraffe image.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations and Scrapping4fun
Carol DT x

Kim said...

Great card. The sketch caught my eye. How unique. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge.

Beccy said...

You've done a wonderful job with your card Aimeslee, the front, inside and even the back are decorated beautifully! The holographic strips are awesome, I love how they change colour in the light, and the twinkly lights are a fabulous addition too, they coordinate nicely with the image. So pleased you could join in again this year!

My name is Erika. said...

I love the idea of decorating a giraffe. The lights are a great idea Aimslee. Happy new week. hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And once again let me say thanks for linking up to TIOT. I'm not doing very well tonight writing my thank yous. Smile. hugs again again.

Jan Mahew said...

Festive, Aimeslee! Thank you for sharing your FUN card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Look forward to seeing you again. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

brenda said...

What a fun Giraffe image and perfect complimentary DP's, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November challenges.

B x

Chris said...

A fabulous and fun festive card- great image and sketch- and it's definitely beautifully decorated! Thank you for joining in with our ‘Christmas Animals’ Challenge at Fab’n’ Funky.

Donna Walls said...

Great card and sketch. The Giraffe is so cute, Thanks for sharing with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous fun card Aimeslee, love the image.
Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations and Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Wendy said...

What a fun Christmas giraffe! He made me giggle. I love that you used stuff from you stash - I always try to do that too. Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very cute. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card Beccys does some fab images and thanks for sharing at Passion for markers

The Crafty Den said...

Another fun card Aimeslee. The giraffe image is fantastic and your colouring is perfect. Thanks again for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Bonnie Lynn said...

Awesome card Aimeslee!! I think I have those same holographic strips in my stash somewhere. I remember seeing them not to long ago - now I won't be able to find them probably. lol Love this image and how you colored it plus way to go with the SCS sketch challenge.

Alyson Mayo said...

What a cute giraffe wrapped in Christmas lights! Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas :)

foleysfriend said...

What a fun Christmas card with an unexpected "Christmas animal"! Love the Christmas light theme carried through from the giraffe to the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge.

sue n.

Pamela said...

This is such a fun card! I like how the lights on the backing paper matches the ones in the image.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Inkyfingers said...

There are so many great ideas on this fun design, Aimeslee and I love the sparkle and shine!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Cards By MI said...

Lovely and charming! I'm a little late with my commenting for PFM, but we have a few fun challenge up now.
Love n hugs
Marie, DT PFM

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow I love this so pretty TFS over at POE this time hope to see you again real soon. Elaine DT x

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


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Carol said...

Love the card. I have Merle but have to confess that I haven't used him yet.
I love the matching backing paper.
How ready are you for Christmas?
On that note ......
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

SarahR said...

Hello Aimeslee, I love popping by your blog to look at your cards - they are always wonderful and this one is no exception! Love the idea of the holographic strips and your image is super cute! Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Craft challenge this time. Sarah - DT

Seafield Jo said...

What a fabulous and fun Christmas card. I love giraffes!
That sentiment is so true of me these days, hubby says if he keeps still for too long he's worried I'll cover him in decorations too (little does he know what I've got in store for him to wear on Christmas Day!).
Thanks for always supporting our challenge.
Jo xx
CD Sunday Plus DT