Elizabeth Cooper
I wanted to do something for this week's extended CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The sketch is simple and lovely, and I really wanted to work with it. Here's what I came up with:

I started with a lovely metallic green cardstock from Recollections. Then I cut out a piece of pattern paper from an ATD Christmas Specialty collection pack. I just loved the cute glitter on the toes and at the top of each sock. I adhered the paper to the card front, and moved on to the stamping.

For the snowflakes, I used Frost White Colorbox ink and stamped directly onto the cardstock. At the end, I added some tiny beads of Liquid Pearl in Silver Pearl.

I punched out a circle out of white cardstock using my 1 inch EK punch, stamped the sentiment, and then went over the letters with a green glitter gel pen. Both the snowflake and the sentiment stamp sets are from Inkadinkado's Christmas Characters stamp set. I inked the edges using Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough, and attached the sentiment circle to the card using a brad from Recollections: Pastel Medium Squares.

Finally, I created a border for the patterned paper using Stickles in Mystic green, and added three pearls under the sentiment using more Liquid Pearls in Silver Pearl.
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9 Responses
  1. Karen B. Says:

    Oh, I think I need some liquid pearls now. What a beautiful effect they have in the overall wonderful design of your card!

  2. They really are lovely! And they come in so many different colors that you can always find something to coordinate with your card. I love them almost as much as I love my Stickles. :)

  3. Risa Says:

    Very eye catching in the CAS-ual Friday gallery. I love those socks and the metallic green is the perfect touch.

  4. Thanks for visiting, Risa! I really loved your cards as well. Turning into your ice cream float focal image into a circle works so well in your first card.

  5. Laura Davis Says:

    Great work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Friday!

  6. I had a lot of fun, and plan on doing it more often. :-) Thanks for having me, Laura!

  7. Virginia L. Says:

    Gorgeous shimmer and lovely details! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work!

  8. Thanks for dropping by, Virginia, and for your kind words. I love the CAS-ual Fridays sketches, and I'm glad I can finally participate. :-)

  9. I love those bright and colorful stockings! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.