November 25, 2007

Holiday Cheer!

Laughter & Merriment!

If it wasn't for this glittery blue snowflake paper as my inspiration, I don't think I would have put bright red and light blue together on a Christmas card. Actually, I colored the image first and then wondered what I was going to do with it. But, I went to my stack of Christmas papers and found this one! Wa-la! :)

I've colored the image with prismacolor pencils and added some clear glaze on the dots, star and little birdie's wings. I was going to stitch the edge, but decided to do some doodling instead.

In case you're wondering, the stamps are from Hero Arts Clear Design ~ Laughter & Merriment. It's a super cute set and I'll be using it time and again! I saw on another blog yesterday, where someone paper pieced the tree so now I've got to try that too! :)

Have you done any holiday decorating yet? I was only going to put up one tree this year, but having the long weekend and listening to Christmas music must have motivated me because I've now got three trees decorated throughout the house! :) HO HO HO! Smiles, Pam :)

Supplies ~
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Design-Laughter & Merriment
Paper: Stampin Up real read, DCWV Glitter Christmas Stack
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Stampendious clear embossing powder, pigma Micron 05 black pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen
Other: SU red grosgrain ribbon, 1-1/4", 1-1/2" circle punches, horizontal slot punch

Quote for Today ~
"When we feel joyful, euphoric, happy, we are more open to life, more capable of seeing things clearly and handling daily tensions." ~ Leo Buscaglia


Dottie K said...

This is so bright and cheery. What a beautiful card! Love the paper piercing. Love the card below - especially in those blues. Thanks for the tip with the brads - going to use that one. Why didn't I think of that??? I really enjoy your blog and your work is amazing. :)

Tami said...

I adore this card..the little bluebird is just wonderful on your Christmas image. No decorating here, but I am holiday shopping online.

Flossie's Follies said...

What great paper, this is such a fun bright card, love your doodles.

Sharon in NE said...

What a fun card! The doodles are the perfect style for this too!

Now that the 4 day Thanksgiving bash with 20 - 30 people has finally ended at my home, I can finally wash bedding and more bedding and pick up. This group is my family and they are all as boisterous and insomniacs like me. We have been bouncing off of the walls since Wednesday night! I just have to clean up and then I get to decorate!! woo hoo!!

Lesa said...

Absolutely delightful card Pam. So colorful and cheerful. You ROCK!!!!

Stamper Gail said...

This is a most sweet and cheery holiday card Pam. Love the colors!

'Bella and Gabe said...

Such a cheerful card and I love the blue and red - the colors just pop!!

~ Jennifer :)

Carol said...

Love the fresh look of this charming little card! Bluebirds just make me happy when I see them. Love the doodling and everything about this card! TFS

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE this stamp set, I got it when it first came out and I just love it. I also love the card that you created using this stamp set, and the patterned paper that you used.