Saturday, September 17, 2011

Share The Joy


When I woke up this morning I thought that it was much earlier than it actually was as it was so dark outside.  Yes!  It was a gorgeous, grey, thundery, rainy day!  Whoo hoo!  So I abandoned hubby and the dogs and high tailed it to the Craft Cave for some much needed crafty time.  I started with this week's ColourQ colours and decided I would also play along with Use It Tuesday's challenge to use an uninked stamp.  ETA:  Neither of these stamps had been inked before.  (Actually, I could probably enter that challenge every day for the next few months!)  My card is also eligible for the Wee Memories challenge to not use patterned paper.  Triple challenge score!  Whoop whoop!  I stamped, embossed, fussy cut and paper pieced the Unity image and then coloured the gems with Copics to match.  Wasn't sure at first about having that much grey on a Christmas card but I like it! What do you think?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Image from October 2010 KOM - Take Time to Laugh) Unity Stamp Co, (Sentiment from Get Merry!) Hero Arts
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Gems:  Craft Supplies for Less
Copics:  R17, YG03, BG05

33 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh, I have this stamp and I'm totally CASEing this! Love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely stunning! Those colors...the matching bling...awesomeness!

Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

Lynn said...

Oh my...I love this...it is balanced perfectly...love every last bit Jen! And yeah for the rain!!

lostinpaper said...

I totally love this card Jen! Awesome colours to use in a Xmas card and fabulous CAS layout!! Glad to hear about your rain, we are in our first few days of Spring and it's already 29 degrees, I spent the day at the beach yesterday... love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Fabulous creation.

Jenny said...

Nothing wrong with grey at Christmas, our weather usually is, the white stuff arrives in feb! Love the design and layering Jen, brilliant Christmas card:)
Jenny x

Sylvia said...

Hi Jen! Fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

LOVE the colours, especially the grey because it's not predictable ... i may need to find these stamps so i can CASE this too ;)

Kim S said...

I really like the gray - everything else looks so bright and happy - even your three little gems have extra sparkle!

Sonya said...

What an awesome card--great job! Glad you joined us this week at Use It Tuesday!!

~amy~ said...

i.love.it.

Amy said...

THIS is a winner in my book! Someone earlier said it right.......every little thing is so perfectly balanced. You have used just the right amount of color for the Q challenge! I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Karen B. said...

I think this happens to be a fabulous Christmas card, and the grey works just like White to me, so I don't think you have to worry about it. Great card.

onecraftymama said...

I love it! I'm falling in love with grey as a neutral...a little late to the party, but hey, at least I showed up :)
The ornaments just pop with colour, too. Love!

Vicky Hayes said...

I LOVE this! A great layout and a perfect use of those colours!

Noelle said...

Hi Jen! I really LOVE your card! I, too have this stamp & I haven't inked it up either! Beautiful job! I LOVE all the gray & the way you made the ornaments pop with the bright hues. :) Thanks for playing at the colourQ this week! :)

Brandi said...

This is stunning and a winner for sure!!!

Kara said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing this week at the ColourQ!!

kasia c. said...

Absolutely fabulous card Jen!! I love the paperpiecing of the ornaments. :)

Christina said...

This is such a fun and unique holiday card. I love the way you popped up the ornaments and balanced them with the colored gems. Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, this is stunning, Jen! I love what you did with those stamps and colours!!

LeAnne said...

SO very cute! That little bit o'bling just is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with the CQC!

Wendy said...

Congrats Jen on your win! that is an amazing card.

Karen B. said...

Kudos on big recognition over at the ColorQ blog!

Kim S said...

Kudos the queen!! I knew this was a winner!

Debgem said...

Congrats on being the Colour Queen - super card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Okay, I'm a dork leaving my second comment (although I'm not seeing my first?). But HUGE congrats on your win over at ColourQ. Woo hoo!

Emily Leiphart said...

Woohoo, lady! Congrats on being Colour Queen!! And I'm laughing at Jocelyn's comment because I'm also leaving my second. :P

Lisa said...

This is wonderful Jen! Love these colors together and the bit of bling!!!

Jen said...

Wow, you rocked those colors...I looove the way the label just 'pops'! Thanks for playing at the Wee Memories challenge!
Jen
{ippity} chick

Cathy Fong said...

fabulous Card, Jen!! really love ur style. u always amaze me. love those colours on ur card.Thanks so much for playing along with the Wee Memories :)

Karen said...

This is lovely! The grey card really makes the colours pop. I think it's an unexpected colour for a Christmas card and that makes it pack a lot of punch. Great layout too!