Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Be Inspired #21

I LOVED the colors when I saw this inspiration piece from Beate, so I stuck with those when creating my card. I used the Dancing Stockings stamp from The Artful Stamper. I embossed the image with gold embossing powder and then colored them in with Copic markers. NOTE: I don't know if it was my embossing powder, or if it happens with all of them, but the Copic markers "rubbed off" the embossing. I didn't know this would happen, so after the first stocking, I colored carefully around the embossing! :) Just FYI! I used the Christmas Ornaments Cuttlebug folder on the background, and the sentiment is from the Crystalline clear stamp set from Penny Black. All of these stamps (as well as the ribbon) can be found at Stamper's Dream.


Make sure you visit Beate, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jennifer Buck, Silke Ledlow and Susan Roberts to see what beautiful things they've been inspired to create! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Dancing Stocking (The Artful Stamper), Crystalline (Penny Black); Ink- Versamark; Paper- Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango (SU), yellow (DCWV), white (Georgia-Pacific); Accessories- Copic markers, gold embossing powder, Christmas Ornaments Cuttlebug folder (Provocraft), satin ribbon (May Arts); Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"

22 comments:

Jennifer Buck said...

CUTE! Charmaine! LOVE these stockings! Adorable! Hope you are doing well! :)

Kimberly said...

CUTE!!!! I love the embossing on the top!! Its so perfect!!! Hope you had a good weekend! :)

beate said...

Awesome! I love that you used the inspiration piece to make a Christmas card. I love the image, your coloring and the dry embossed background!
Amazing card! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and smiles

silke said...

Charmaine - I love your *dancing stockings* - gorgeous x-mas card!!!
Love all the details you've added too!!!

Shelly said...

Neat take on the inspiration Charmaine!

Michelle said...

Oh Charmaine....I LOVE your card! I really like that image, and you did a fabulous job with it! :-)

Lorie said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I had that same thing happen when I embossed and then colored with my COPICS so I haven't tried it since then.

Gabriela said...

Oh I AM inspired, Charmaine! You've made this stamp set come to life and your us of the Christmas Ornaments embossing folder is delightful. Definitely must haves in my book.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a fun take on the inspiration piece! Love your card!

2stampis2b said...

Very cute card! I've had that problem with the embossing "dissolving" with Copics...I guess we just have to be careful!

Catherine said...

You just "ROCK" these challenges Charmaine =)

Melissa said...

Wooo-hooo! Makes me want to break out the Christmas music!

Many Blessings,
M.

Alexandra said...

Oh, I am so very inspired - this is totally beauty Charmaine - I just love it!! Those old-fashioned stockings are fabulous! I am off to make my own card for this one - LOVE it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jackie Pedro said...

So cute, Charmaine! Love the stockings...but I can't think about Christmas just yet!!

Bethany Paull said...

So cute! Love the big image.

Julie Masse said...

What a fun card - great use of the inspiration!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Charmaine!! Love the embossing and that image is too cute!!

Joan said...

What a wonderful Christmas Card. I love these stockings - all full and ready to be enjoyed. Joan

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is very cute!!!

Deborah said...

Just wondeful! Love those stockings! Hugs to you and the bugs! Deb

Danielle Lounds said...

This is great Charmaine! I love the colors and those stockings are fabulous!!!

Donna said...

what a great interpretation of the inspiration & to turn it into Christmas? pretty great!

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