My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh Holy Night

Hi Everyone!

I'm here today with another card that uses an image from I Brake for Digis.  I have really been into Christmas cards that have an non traditional color scheme this year.  There is something about not using red and green that makes them stand out to me. 

This stamp is called Bethlehem and I colored it with Copics and added some Stickles to the star.  I played off the little stars in the image, which were only black dots, and I poked holes around my edges of my background paper.  My husband said that doing it gave it a middle eastern flair.  I don't know if that is true,  but I like it :)
The sentiment was a dollar stamp from a sale bin, but it had little black stars on it, so I paired it with this for that reason too. For me, making this card was a nice reminder that there is more to the season we are in than just being overwhelmed with a to do list and lots of shopping ;)

If you would like to grab this stamp or anything else at the I Brake For Digi store, use code SAVE10KARIN and you will save yourself 10% on your order.

Thanks for looking in today...

Challenges this card is linked are as follows:
Digis with Attitude-Anything Goes w/a Digi
Prarie Fairy-Use a Star
Mami Doodles-Anything Goes
Stamp Something-Use a Digi
AI Factory-Christmas
CCEE Stampers-Do You Hear What I Hear?
Dutch Dare-Christmas
Sassy Studio-Non Traditional Christmas colors

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, K & Company, Georgia Pacific White, Nesties, Chalk: Stampin' Up!, Ink: Versafine Black Onyx



Gina said...

Oooh, I really like this! All your elements go together so well! Love the pierced holes on the paper.

Sandy Ang said...

It does have a little arabian nights feel to it. Enjoy your use of non-traditional colours for Christmas.

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Karin...love the image with the star so much....nice colouring....also love the holes in the backing paper ...you succeeded in creating an Arabian scenery....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday....hope to see you next time again!
xxx Margreet

pinky said...

Oh its just lovely Karin, no wonder you love it. That sentiment is such a gorgeous text.

TannyP said...

You're a master of the non-traditional colors! Your hole-y background is perfect and your sponging is awesome!

Karin said...

Hello Karin,
I love that card. And those holes in the backing paper, what a nice accent.
I hope you can make your dream of visiting a German Christkindlmarket come true. It's something unique, specially in Bavaria. And when it is snowing then it's like a fairytale.
Thanks for each of your reactions on my blog.

Emily Leiphart said...

Those are beautiful papers for a stunning image, Karin! I love that pierced border and the blinged star!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Chrissy D said...

What a great Christmas card! TFS!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I love this! The color is different for Christmas, but very lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Mami Doodles! :)

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute card, ~Diane

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card Karin!

Cor* said...

Thanks so much for including a star on your project and joining in with the fairies this week at FFF!! Don't forget to include the NEW Challenge link http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/ & get in on the Fairy Queens candy at this link http://prairiefairy.blogspot.com/ ending Dec 24th! Happy Holidays! PS- she has freebie tags for her e-mail subscribers!

Tammylee said...

Love the colors! This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!


Viv said...

Gorgeous colours! The star looks fab!
Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
Viv :)

Sara said...

Very nice, love all the piercing! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

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