Thursday, May 28, 2009

Christmas All Year Long - #5 / ROP#5

This card is later than I would like, but at last I got my Christmas card for the month done. I did not use any particular sketch, but used a layout I just love. I reminds me of a comfy family room. I should note that this card is also designed with the Roses on Paper Challenge #12 - One For The Boys. The idea is to design a card oriented toward men with no frills, flowers, ribbon, lace, etc... Though this is a Christmas card, it was designed with the guys in mine. I purposely left off the flowers and lace.

Here is my card for May...


Stamps: Santa With Lantern (Magnolia), Believe from Anna Griffin stamps.
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: Daisy D's, Always Artichoke, Craft card stock
Embellishments: Black buttons and charms from stash, tag punch, small oval punch, Linen thread, Paint pen for buckles on shoes, Stickles

I used my gold paint pen to color the buckles on Santa's boots. I used the Stickles to add some shimmer to the lantern. I should also note that I used gold ornament charms. I just felt like the gold was a little to shiny, so I dulled it to match the buckles with my W7 Copic and heat set it.

I decorated the inside to match the cover of the card. When I am ready to send it, I will add a sentiment.

Sorry I am late, but hopefully this will inspire you to work on your Christmas cards while there is still time to spare.

Have a great day!


Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

15 comments:

Jacque said...

Wonderful job, Julie...I think he is just the cutest and your papers are just wonderful!! I wish I were so organized!! Hugs...Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

So cute, Julie! And how awesome that you're working on your holiday cards now! I'm going to be very jealous here in a couple months! Love this card!
hugs!
Sharon

Cami said...

Julie, this is a very beautiful Christmas card and the papers really makes you feel like Christimas is right around the corner. Your coloring is beautiful and the whole layout of this card is wonderful. Love this! Hugs, Cami

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie, this is just lovely. You've done a wonderful job on this card. I believe the recipient of this card will be utterly delighted.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card, Julie. Love it!!
Hugs, Christina C.

Candy said...

Hi Julie,

I think your card is very sweet. I love the layout as well. You are doing fantastic making a Christmas Card a month!!!! Good for you....

Hugs, Candy

Pam S. said...

I love Christmas cards! this is really fun!
Pam Going Postal

Jodi said...

Very nice card!! Love the papers and coloring you did! =) Thanks for joining us on the ROP Challenge!
Hugs
Jodi =)

cabio said...

Your card looked so elegant. I love the paper you used for the inside, very delightful!
Hugs,
Cabio

cabio's craft corner said...

Julie, Love all the material you choose for this card. It is so elegant and it just fit so well with the Christmas theme.
Hugs,
Cabio

Ila said...

Gorgeous Xmas Card, santa, coloring and papers!!...Hugs, Ila

Peta said...

I'm jealous Julie - you have a jump start on the Christmas cards - I'd never thought to do a Christmas theme for this challenge, but you've brought it all together wonderfully.Thanks heaps for joining in our challenge, good luck, Peta

Iris said...

What a great idea to make a masculine Christmas card! Fabulous card! thanks for playing with us at ROP

Hugs,
Iris

Laurel said...

Julie, Beautiful coloring on Santa and choice of DP . I think this paper is some of my favorite I have seen. Hugs

Suzy said...

You have indeed inspired me Julie - I love the warm colors and Santa is just too cute :)

hugs
Suzy