Monday, November 11, 2013

I Brake for a Christmas Dress

Hi all!  Today I have a very cute art card using one of Rick St. Dennis’s Christmas digital image, “Christmas Dress,” available at I Brake for Stamps (IBFS). If you are one of those that just have to get your rubber stamps out to feel the thrill (I know that I am), you can also find her in a single rubber stamp or in a sheet of four amazing rubber stamps.

I printed Christmas Dress out twice and colored both images with Copics and added some sparkle with Spica pens in blue, yellow, and red. I kept everything in traditional Christmas colors, which I love. After the coloring, I fussy cut both images, but one image I fussy cut out just the little girl. Assembled these two and layered on Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. The designer paper is Echo Park’s collection from Carta Bella “So this is Christmas.”

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, R02
Hair: E21, 26, 37, 50, YR27
Dress: R81, 83, 85, 89
Trees: G40, 82, 94, 99
Ornaments: Rs above, Y23, 26, 28, and
B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Planters: E42, 43, 44, 47, 49

I used Spellbinder’s Holly Motifs dies and cut the motifs from Old Olive cardstock. After doing the final assembly for the whole card I added some sparkle with Red Wink of Stella brush markers. I added a few red and green crystals and I think she's ready to show off her new Christmas dress.

Challenges that I would like to enter are:
2 Sister's Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Krafy Hands Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colors
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you stop by our IBFSblog every day. I am sure you can pick up some inspiration from some very talented designers. Check out our IBFS Facebook page for all the happenings at IBFS. I hope everyone has a great week!
Aletha Jane


  1. Hi Aletha, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Stunning work, Aletha! Your coloring is beyond amazing and your card design is pure perfection! I love the fussy cut layers! It adds such wonderful dimension!

  3. Hello you sweet,sweet Lady, you made my weekend you know :O) :O), I'll have that on for a while, you also know you are one of the superb colors and make fabulous designs to go with them,Lady B said it all,, your cards are just a pleasure to behold...

  4. OMG Aletha this is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. Your coloring is fantastic.
    Linda K.

  5. I'm blown away by your artwork! Not only is your beautiful coloring sheer perfection, but to find out you fussy cut that image twice! I'm amazed. The added detail of the swirls in the background give just the right touch. You are a true artist!


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