Friday, November 6, 2009

How Many Sleeps till Christmas?

Before I share my card with you all, I figured I'd let you know that I've stepped down from the Magnolia design team. It was fun working with their stamps, and I love their designs, but it's on to new things for the future!

Now onto the card...
This card was one of those 'happy accidents' I have every once in a while. I started playing with Papertrey Ink's new Giga Guide Lines set, making a background paper on kraft cardstock, then another coordinating pattern paper with Beyond Basic Borders. I fully intended to make this a PTI card, but somehow I ended up coloring these adorable children gazing out the window from Eat Cake Graphics and just had to use it immediately!
Doesn't it look like they are just counting the days till Santa comes, maybe dreaming of the presents they will get? I LOVE them! This sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps is perfect too.

Of course I had to put Liquid Glass over the window panes, cut them out and popped them up with foam tape. Some Polar White Flower Soft and the effect is amazing. I am loving this card! All in all there was a LOT of stamping on this card, more than usual, but worth it, no?
Anyway, thanks all for the wonderful comments, it's what really keeps me going! I would be stamping anyway, but without my loyal readers, I wouldn't bother blogging!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Eat Cake Graphics, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Memento, Perfect Match, Distress
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Heavenly White, SU, Bristol vellum, The Paper Company
Accessories: Colored pencils, OMS, Martha Stewart edger punch, silk ribbon, EK Success holly punch, Liquid Glass, Flower Soft, PTI button, silver twine, Sharpie poster paint pen, Scribbles 3D paint


  1. Absolutely stunning Katarina! I love the expression on their little faces, so sweet!
    Such a lot of work involved but definitely worth it.

  2. Your coloring is exquisite, as usual! I love this image. Looks like the children (and pets) are on the lookout for Santa.


  3. I am so happy I found your blog, there are so many insprational things to look at! I love your style and colorcombos. This card is just stunning beyond words. It really captured the essence of Christmas!

  4. Just stunning! Such a sweet image and I love your colouring :0)
    Beautiful papers and rich colours, perfect for a cosy Christmas card x

    Jenny xx

  5. What a lovely creation. Absolutely perfect. All your work is very much appreciated. You seem to find the cutest and unusual images. I love visiting your blog.

  6. Absolutely stunning card!!!
    Love the image and the design!

    So sorry to learn you are no longer on the Magnolia team *sad*
    But I guess you have thought about this long and hard, and sometimes we have to stop and take a breath!
    I had to step down from another team when I was accepted into Magnolia, it was hard but I know it was the right thing to do.

    I wish you the very best of luck in the future, and I will still stalk your blog and amazing work!


  7. Fabulous style! You certainly brought this stamp to life! Eat cake stamps are so fun!

  8. Love your blog, your cards are just gorgeous

  9. I just found your site and now I have your feed! This card is a magnificent work of art. I already so appreciate your explanations and details for your supplies. Thanks for sharing all that info!


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