Merry & Bright

What do you do when you wake up at 4am and can't sleep? I head to
my craft room and play. I combined the Merry Monday color challenge
with the Can You Case It sketch challenge.

I water-colored the background with some Tim Holtz distress ink and
die cut the snow flakes from CASual Fridays out of corrugated paper 
for some texture. The greeting is from Neat and Tangled. I was planning
on stopping here but decided I wanted to add some black and I liked 
that the arrows on the dsp look like Christmas trees. Not sure if you can
tell but the all black strip is black glitter paper - much more sparkly in

I'm also playing along with the following challenges:
 Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
AAA Cards - anything goes
Ooh-la-la creations - let it snow

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic black, watercolor
dsp: corrugated, everyday chic
stamp set: Bright Baubles (Neat & Tangle)
Tim Holtz ink: peacock feathers, salty ocean, chipped sapphire
ink: versafine onyx black
big shot: snowflakes (CASual Fridays), lg stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
basic black bakers twine


Jane said…
Fabulous! Gorgeous watercoloured background and I love the twine. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.
Carol said…
Gorgeous card made great use of your early wakening. Carol x
Terri said…
Susan, I love this card! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.
Beautiful card - love the little trees / arrows on the DSP and your watercoloring really makes the snowflakes pop. =)

MK By Design x
meg said…
Love your card Susan loads of texture and vibrancy from the lovely shade of blue
Shirley-Anne said…
I do like the water coloured back ground for those stars. Thanks for sharing lovely card with us at Christmas Card Challenges
Susan Joyce said…
Awesome design, love the water coloured background. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.
Bonnie said…
Love the watercolor background, Susan! And the strip with the arrows/trees are perfect with the glimmer strip! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!
Monika/Buzsy said…
Such a pretty card. Love the blue color was with the white embossed snowflakes.
Peanut said…
Oh that watercolour bg is perfect! I'll continue gawking now... :)
x Asha
Jenny Colacicco said…
4am!! what a great idea - with a new baby i might actually get some cards made if I do it in the middle of the night :D That's dedication! And your card is fabulous ! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)
Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Sue DT xx