Sunday, November 18, 2012

Victorian Blue Christmas

I've been making some Christmas cards and needed to get out of the standard red and green color mode.  When I saw this week's Dynamic Duo's challenge (DD29), it was just the ticket.   I combined it with this week's Retro Sketches challenge (RS38) and came up with this card.  

The stamp I used is one I unmounted some time ago and wish I could recall the brand.  Some of the first stamps I unmounted, I didn't think to keep track of the manufacturer.   I want to say it's Good Night Media, but I'm not sure.  If you recognize it, please post. 

Here's a bit of a close up.  I used SU watercolor wonder crayons to add some muddled hues to the background of the image.  And markers, to go over the "Merry Christmas".  I also colored in a few little spots on the black and white print paper using a Marina Mist SU marker just to tie it all together a bit more.

...and a peek into the inside of the card.  I haven't add a greeting yet.  I'll do that as I get ready to send it.

Here's the sketch and color inspiration.   My main image was a bit large so I had to adjust the sketch, but the inspiration is there nonetheless.

Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Stampin' Up (Night & Day DSP, Subtles Patterns stack), SU Cardstock (Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White)
Ink: SU Basic Black (gotta wait for it to dry after stamping)
Coloring: SU markers, SU watercolor wonder crayons
Tools: EK Success Border punch on the inside
Accessories: SU ribbon


  1. This is such a neat card! I was actually wondering who made this stamp, because I've been looking for something like this! I like how you added the blue to the backround paper....To The Nines...some of my very favorite! Great job and thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. Gorgeous, love that sweet image and your layout is wonderful!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge

  3. Really like this unusual Christmas color scheme. It looks so vintage.

  4. gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!!

  5. This is one absolutely gorgeous card, Monika! I love the touches of colour that you added - they really make the card. Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)


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