Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Holly, That's Risque!

As I was strolling through the Market Square in the village last night, finishing up some Winter Festival shopping, I spotted a lady of the night peddling her wares from a dimly lit corner. In an attempt to be festive, she had hung some mistletoe and holly plants from the eave above her. This unsightly display did manage to provide some needed inspiration for a recent crafting quest that was thrust upon the Crafters Guild - to create a “sexy” Christmas card. Warning: this is not your grandmother’s Christmas card!
I started by stamping Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Raychel” and colouring her with Copics. Eeech...not my best work. I am not well practiced wiedling the Copic, but I did still manage to earn +70 Copic exp points. I will need much much more to level up that skill. Hopefully the Lady Commander of Copics will be able to assist me in that endeavor.
*Ahem* moving on... I added some glitter to her dress to make it more fancy (like the holiday dresses you see in the stores this time of year...you know the ones...you try them on and you have glitter all over your face and hair for the next eight days). Somewhere I could hear the Guardian of Glitter's heart smiling as I shook those sparkles on!
I cut out some holly from the Art Philosophy cartridge and used a white gel pen to jazz them up. I hung one of the holly pieces with some red thread and left it “dangly” above Raychel’s head. I embossed the red piece of paper using the Cuttlebug and stamped the sentiment using the Dylusions “Christmas Words” set.

The inside “sexy” sentiment I just made up and printed off my computer. The Happy Holidays was stamped from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. I added some holly in the corner from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set, inking it using Distress Markers.
I also stamped the same holly on the envelope to tie it all together.

This “too hot to handle” greeting will be tossed into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #246: Red and Green
Paper Playtime Challenge #90: Christmas Colors
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #52: December Celebrations
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #137: Red and Green
Die Cuttin’ Divas Challenge #94: Holiday Spirit
Jingle Belles: December to Remember
One Crazy Stamper December Sketch or Holiday Challenge
Dream Valley Challenge #47: Christmas
Hooked On Craft Challenge #27: Christmas
Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge #158: Sketch

The “sexy” Christmas card successfully created, I was able to call this QUEST COMPLETE! Phew...now to go cool down...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


snappy scrappy said...

Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Shari said...

Inspiration comes from the strangest places sometimes, and your finished card is super sexy!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Kim O'Connell said...

"Wielding copics"......You made me laugh! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

purpleprincess2007 said...

Great card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley!
Wishing you a merry Christmas!
Hugs xx Cara xc DT

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Angie said...

I love your card. And it's so true about trying clothes on with glitter it gets eveywhere!! But who doesn't like a little bling, right? Thanks for playing along with this weeks KKS challenge. Again, great card!

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