Tuesday, July 5, 2016

colourQ 349!

I've just come off a very relaxing three day weekend with 4th of July celebrations to boot, but now it's back to the office and back to reality.  But before I head in to work, I've got a card to show you using the latest palette at colourQ.

The colors are a little patriotic, but after seeing the Christmas in July challenge at The Paper Players I decided those colors would look good on a Christmas card as well.  I used some Diamond Sparkle Medium on the background using a stencil and I can tell you that it looks much better in person.  The sparkle barely shows up here!  The challenge at Creative With Stamps is to use ink splatters and since those can sometimes look like snow too, I inked some behind Santa.  I like how it mimics the snowy background.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that I'll get to see you in the colourQ gallery this week.  There's a lot of inspiration from the design team at colourQ so be sure to check it out!

Stamps:  Jingle All the Way (My Favorite Things); Gorgeous Grunge (SU)
Paper:  White (Papertrey Inkn); Real Red, Island Indigo (SU); X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Marina Mist (SU); Copics
Accessories:  Jingle All the Way die, Blueprints 20 die, Traditional Tags STAX, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX, Washi Tape die (My Favorite Things); Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Diamond Sparkle Medium (Imagination Crafts)


LeAnne said...

CUUUUUUTE! Love this! Santa is just the cutest! And the spatters are so fun! So happy you shared him with the Players too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love it Jen - super cute Santa! Love the sparkly background and tag layout too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

stampwithsandy said...

You know my stamp collection is missing a cute Santa stamp and I've been on the lookout for one, and I think this is the cutest one I've seen. I think I need him :) Adorable card, Jen. Love your coloring and the sparkly background. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that is such a cute sentiment, Jen!!! And your little Santa is soooo adorable!!! Love the ink splatters and the sparkly snow droprs!!! A very cute card!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Karren said...

Adorable! These Santas always make me smile and you've made a gorgeous card with him. I love the colors this week too :)

Kim Heggins said...

Jen, this is as sweet as can be...just love your adorable little Santa.

Lisa Elton said...

These little Santas always make me giggle! Too cute Jen!

Billie A said...

Cute santa on the tag. Great look and fun card. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with Stamps.

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laurie said...

That Santa is so cute! I hope my name is on his list...lots of stamps I would like in my stocking..lol!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Player this week!

Joyce said...

What a fun direction you went in...love these colors as a Christmas card. So very cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

My favourite Santa is fantastic on your tag!

Colleen Begley said...

One of my favorite Christmas sets and I think this image is the best. Love the tag and the sparkly background. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week (twice).

Dotty Jo said...

I love your card! Thanks so much for playing along at Creative With Stamps, Jo x

Monika Reeck said...

ooh so cuutee
santa Image you have is so so sweeet
and love the splatter on the Tag there
great and sweet card you made
many thanks for joining with us at Cretive with Stamps Splatter challenge

Lilian said...

So fun!!! I should make that for my kids! =)
Great coloring and "snow"!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
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