Wednesday, July 10, 2013

IIC #116 - Christmas in July

Good morning everyone. I know what many of your are thinking -- a Christmas card already? In our part of the world, the weather has just turned warm (ok, HOT), and few of us are ready to begin thinking Christmas. We are thinking more in terms of beaches and swim wear, flip-flop shoes and shorts. None the less, the holiday will arrive all too soon and many of us will be scurrying around trying to get our cards ready for mailing, so we at Inky Impressions would like to give you a nudge to get started early.

For my card, I have used Nickie's Winter Wishes digital stamp which you can find HERE in the Inky store. I have colored Nickie with Copic markers on X-Press It brand card. My card base is white. All of my DP are by Echo Park from the Very Merry Christmas 6 x 6" pad. I matted the green piece, the stripy piece and the dotty piece with black card, and I matted my image with green. The snowflakes were punched using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and then coated with Stickle's crystal glitter. I tied my gold ribbon by Offray into a double bow and added a pewter colored Christmas tree charm. Lastly, I cut out my round sentiment and colored around it with my red Copic marker.

Please visit our Inky Impressions challenge blog and have a look at what the other team members have made to inspire you. Then, we'd love to have you join us this week in our Christmas challenge -- hey, you know its coming, so you might as well get started (smile).

Divas by Design - Use Charm(s)
Fab and Funky Challenges - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Design - Christmas in July
LEJ Designs Challenge - Christmas in July


  1. A gorgeous card Jenée, I love how you have coloured that sweet image and your lovely embellishments

    hugs Vicky xx

  2. Great card - How do you manage to get such a beautiful neat bow? Thank,s for sharing with Fab n Funky.
    Beccy x

  3. Thank you so much for joining LEJ Designs Challenge No. 61 - Christmas in July, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog...

    This is a very grown up and gorgeous Christmas card. The image is really great and coloured wonderfully. The mix of papers is lovely and latex out perfectly. I love love love those beautiful sparkly snowflakes :-) finishes the card off perfectly.

    We always have lovely digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs as prizes, as well as other crafty bits from our amazing sponsors. Please pop by each week and join in if you can.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  4. Gorgeous card Jenee. Such a pretty image and a lovely layout. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  5. Super Christmas card with a great image and super bp. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

    Pat xx

  6. Lovely card and such a sweet image, thanks for joining us at Divas by Design and Crafty Sentiments this week, Jac x

  7. really gorgeous card, love the layout
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  8. Beautiful, Jenee!! I love traditional red/green for Christmas! This is a sweet image and I love the snowflakes and tree charm!!

  9. gorgeous image and a fab layout! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week and good luck x

  10. Lovely creation Jenee, your coloring is stunning as always and fabulous layout. So happy to see you playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  11. Hi Jenee - this is a lovely creation - I am digging this Christmas in July thing! Love that bow and that tiny tree charm - beautiful job! Enjoy your crafting week!

  12. Jenee, this is so very pretty! Very Christmasy and now you have one card made for Chrstmas!

  13. It´s no secret: I´m really in love with your cards. Your designs are always unique and so pretty! Blessings and Hugs Renata