I colored my image with Copics. I love that you can change the theme or mood of the image by changing the colors you use. I went with blue to give her a winter feel. That way I could use this YUMMY Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper! I purchased this 6x6 paper pad last year and only used a tiny bit of it. I've used the new Jovial line a bunch lately, so wanted to give Eskimo Kisses some love!
My layout inspiration came from a sketch I saw on the Basic Grey Challenges blog. It was challenge #32, so it's too late for me to enter my card, but I loved the sketch. I changed it up a bit, as always, but you can still see the bones of the sketch in my card. I used the Spellbinders lacy and smooth circle dies, and the EK Success border punch. I also used an EK success snowflake punch. I put some Stickles on the snowflake, and a pearl. It's hard to see in the photo, but it's all sparkly. The ribbon has some sparkle to it also. I think I got the ribbon from CropStop.
I wanted to use all four of the items from the Paper Sundaes list - I have blue, punches, and ribbon, but forgot about embossing. So I put that on the inside of the card! I used the Cuttlebug snowflake folder, then rubbed some pale blue ink over the raised image. The greeting stamp is a very old foam stamp from Stampin' Up. But I love it, so I've kept it in my stash!
This card is also for these challenges:
Belles 'n Whistles - Cozy Winter Nights
The Cat's Pajamas - #133, Girls Rule
Crazy 4 Challenges - #63 - Christmas
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - #92, Glitter
Pile it On - #45, Holidays with Family and Friends
Mark's Finest Papers - #29, Snowflake
Make sure you stop by the Paper Sundaes Blog to see what the rest of the team has created for this challenge! Plus, there is an amazing prize up for grabs!