Warm wishes (for winter)

Still cooking up Christmas cards - sometimes I feel like I'm making the same card over and over, and that's when I need a sketch to shake things up.  I always like the sketches at Blessings Ink - they are never too fussy; there is just enough to keep the eye moving without looking cluttered.
Stamp is from a•muse studio; it is very convenient to have the sentiment and the image together.  There is a trick to cutting the swallowtail.  I used a square punch to get that clean symmetrical angle. I used marker watercoloring (still my fav) touched up with gel pens.  All paper except the base is scraps.

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - faux stitching
Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas in July
Phindy's Place - button
Whimsy Inspiration - punch
Clear it out - use red and green scraps

Juliet Arrighi

5 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Juliet--what a wonderful Christmas card! Your BG papere is just perfect for this cute little fellow! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Chris said...

It's a great card...I'm so lucky to have you on my design team, and to have you as a friend!

JoAnn Ross said...

That's such a darling card! I love the mittens and huge thanks for the trick to cutting that swallow tail!!! I couldn't count the pieces of paper I've messed up trying to cut those.

Pat Garvin said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Laura W said...

You're right, that is a great sketch! Love the snowman DP :) Thanks for playing along at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog!