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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Cards

It's Thursday, which means it's time again for another CCEE Stampers challenge.  Cindy Haffner challenged us to use buttons in our design.  I applied three buttons to my Stocking Kitty image (by Rubbernecker).  I paper pieced the stocking with the same Bo Bunny designer paper I used in the background.  I colored the image with a combination of Copic markers and reinkers and watercolor brush.  I used my version of Flower Soft (crushed styrofoam) for the fluffy fur on the kitty's holiday cap and the top of the stocking.  I just rub two styrofoam balls together to get it to flake, and I keep it stored in a small plastic container. 


To play along with us and see the designs my friends Joanne, Shirley, Tosha, Frances and Cindy made, you can check it out at our CCEE Stampers blog.

I had a little extra time to play and use some more of this pretty Bo Bunny designer paper from their Midnight Frost collection (beautiful stuff!!).  For my next card, I used this fun sketch from this week's Mojo sketch challenge (MOJO165).  I used only punches, circle Nestabilities, and some pretty blue pearls in this design.  The snowflake and bird punch are by Stampin' Up.  The snowflake was actually punched twice out of Bordering Blue and Whisper White cardstock for a shadow effect.  I punched the bird using the Bo Bunny designer paper, and I used a smaller blue pearl for his eye.  It's kind of hard to tell in the photo, but I used retired Stampin' Up wine organdy ribbon on the angled panel.



12 comments:

StampOwl said...

love these Charlene

Cook22 said...

That kitten is fun and sweet - the other card is one of your classic elegant ones. Nice that you actually had some extra time for stamping :D.

Joanne (jojot) said...

On the first card, your dp really caught my attention...so very lovely.....and fun with the kittie

however, gf....that second card totally captivated me....it has a style all its own...very classy and artsy.....wow

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh so Darling!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both cards are beautiful, Charlene! Love your incredible Christmas stocking. The details are gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Two beautiful creations, Charlene! That little kitty is just darling!

maryr917 said...

love this card charlene-I really like the idea of using shredded syrofoam. I will have to give it a try.

Shirley said...

Your cards are so pretty. love the kitty and the idea of the snow, I may have better luck with that than flower soft.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Charlene!! I love you stocking and all the texture!! That shredded styrofoam looks awesome.
hugs,
Chris

Traci M said...

Charlene, wow!! Your kitty has quite the expression, I love him all decked out in the flock and pretty papers...and the second is very cool and unique design. I love that bird punch...need to use it more often. Happy creating!

Betty Wright said...

Charlene, these are wonderful! You had me at crushed styrofoam! Do tell! I have plenty of styrofoam. How do you crush it? I must try that! Awesome cards!

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE these!!