Winter wishes

This card reminded me of one of the things I hate about coloring - matching papers to the image afterwards.  I only used two colors, but somehow the colors turned weird, and I had to use weirdly colored paper to make it work.  Also, I strongly feel that Christmas cards have to sparkle, so after I put it all together, my glitter pens got put to work.  I handwrote the sentiment with a glitter pen, too - I'm losing interest in stamped and printed sentiments.  My handwriting is legible, isn't it?  I had to stick an iridescent ribbon on there, too.

The image is from Ildi Co.  I won it back when they were doing challenges - they have a cute Christmas freebie on the site that I think is worth grabbing.  I don't know if they sell stamps any more - I can't find the store. 

Several challenges inspired the final look of the card:

Fairymoon Crafts - sketch
Crafty Calendar - winter + snowflakes
Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
Paper Sundaes - punches, ribbon, blue
Mark's Finest - snowflake
Sweet Stampin - snowflakes

Juliet Arrighi


Vicky said...

this is adorable Juliet. love the coloring with the blue shading .Your handwriting is good too...I like the papers used,they add interest to your card :)

Ellibelle said...

What a cute card! Love the sketch and cute image.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at stamp something! Hope you'll join us again for the next challenge.

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Fairymoon this week with this beautiful card.

Pam x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @



Unknown said...

I know what you mean about the matching of Thanks for joining us at Fairymoon this week

Pat said...

Lovely card, great image and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous card!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Bev said...

what a wondeful card. I know where you are coming from with the papers. I am trying to choose papers then colour image. ty for joining us at fairymoon, Good Luck and hope you will join us again xx

Alica said...

Very pretty! Lovely coloring and fun papers.
I have this image too, didn't use it since last year :) You are right, Ildi Co doesn't make stamps anymore...
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Christine said...

Such a sweet card, very cute image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week! We hope to see you again :)