Monday, July 25, 2016

35th Holiday Card

This is the 35th holiday card I have made this year for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids charity. 

I find Photoshop difficult to work with so I have been playing with GIMP the past few days.  I finally figured out how to turn digital paper into pattern files.  Once they are converted and saved in the patterns folder in GIMP  I can use them to color in png images.  The snowflake paper is from Bugaboo.  That is one of the papers I converted to a pattern and I used it to color the letters and for the background. The penguin (from Bugaboo) was also colored with patterns which makes it look way more interesting than if I had hand colored it, since I am not very good with my Copics.  I designed and cut out all the card pieces using my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio DE software.  Snowflakes and center dots were cut out with EK Success punches.  White layer is embossed with snowflake texture plate from Sizzix.

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 422
Simon Says Challenge - Things With Wings
Simon Says Monday - Add Some Texture (Embossing)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Use Your Die Cuts
Come And Get It Challenge - Kids Cards


Teresa Kline said...

super sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this is Dee.
I LOve your design and his colours are FABulous.
You are one very talented lady..

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Dee, love the light blue and white combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Catherine said...

Love you card, Dee! The penguin is adorable and I love the snowflake texturing. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Margaret said...

So refreshing to see a card with snow. It's 102 degrees here as I write this. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the paper piecing.

Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Helen x

Danielle Vincent said...

This is one of my favorite Bugaboo digital images for Christmas! I love how you did it in the frosty blue colors too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!

Suze said...

Love that sentiment. Great card Dee. Thank you for joining in the July challenge at CHNC Extra - and apologies for the late comment.

Corrie said...

Super cute, I love the image you used. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR - Corrie DT