This is the last card I'll have time to put together and submit before the Merry Monday Summer Linkie closes, and I'm a little sad that it's over because it's been a great motivation for my seasonal cards this past few weeks. I had put together a little cheat sheet of challenges I had missed since the beginning of the year and out of 20 challenges, I managed to make 16. Pretty good, I think! Today's card was a simple one and a great way to finish off before the linkie closes: One-layer Christmas card (#189)! I went to an old favorite: making a kraft card and coloring on it with pencils. I hadn't done one in a long time, and since I was pretty happy with my Prismacolor coloring on my other elf card shared this week, I was eager to give it another try.
I inked a little elf image from the Stacey Yacula collection at Purple Onion Design. I wanted a medium-size sentiment to go with it and as I was looking at options, this "happy new year" sentiment from the Frosted Medallions stamp set (2016 Holidays Catalogue, p. 37) jumped out at me because of the font. It was perfect to do some more coloring! I picked three shades of green, one for each line, to create an ombré effect. A little bit of Lucky Limeade organza ribbon (from a past SAB offering) was tied at the top of the card, and the bottom corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner punch.
I had another Purple Onion Design stamp with three stockings on it, that I inked part of for the inside of the card and the envelope. I colored both with pencils to match. The green was inspired by the Work It Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp (current challenge = peridot).
Stamps: Elwood (Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula collection),
Médaillons glacés (Frosted Medallions - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Cucumber Crush
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Lucky Limeade Organza Ribbon,
Project Life Corner Punch, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope