Monday, October 20, 2014

Purple Onion Happy Holidays

I'm so happy that I discovered Purple Onion Stamps!!  They are such fun to make cards with.  I'm starting to think about the holidays and decided to use Juniper, Silver, Winter Bough and Winter Adornments to make a snowy little winter scene card!  Here is how it turned out...

I'm a huge fan of stamping and coloring on Kraft card stock with Prismacolor pencils.  They work so well together.  I don't think I've ever seen a card done using this technique that I didn't love!  Hmmm...I'm thinking I might need a new Pinterest Board!!  Here are some close-up pictures.  I live in Florida now and I don't miss shoveling snow, but I do miss the storms and watching the snow falling and blanketing everything in white so adding the snowstorm to this card brought me home!  

Here is how the card looked after coloring it and before adding the snow.  I think it needs the snow don't you? The chunky embossing enamel from Stampendous does the trick!!

I hope you like this card and it inspired you to start working on your own holiday cards!  Thanks for visiting.


Supplies used:
Stamps:  Purple Onion: Juniper, Silver, Winter Bough, Winter Adornments, Winter Wishes  
                                      Sentiment Set
Cardstock:  My Favorite Things Kraft Cardstock, Stampin' Up Ballet Blue (discontinued)
Ink pads:  Memories: black, Versafine: black
Prismacolor Pencils: 
  Medium blue - Blue Lake (1102) 
highlight color - Light blue - Powder Blue (1087) 
shading color - Dark blue - Ultramarine (902)
• Red - Crimson Red (924) and shading color- Mahogony Red (1029)
• Dark brown - Chocolate(1082)
• Medium green - True Green (910) and shading color - Dark Green (908)
• Lime green - Chartreuse (989) and shading color - Olive Green (911)
• White (938)
• Black (935)
• Pink (929)
• Sunburst Yellow (917)
• Colorless Blender Pencil
Miscellaneous: Impression Obsession: small snowflake dies, Stampendous: Shabby White Embossing Enamel


  1. Awww such cuteness! These little birds are really sweet and look wonderful on Kraft card. Your colouring is wonderful, the pencils have made a lovely soft look to the images. I love the snow and the snowflakes!!
    I love snow falling but not too much as England isn't well equipped to cope with snow. Everything in my town grinds to a halt and then I can't get out of the house either. The view from my house looks so pretty though! Debra x

  2. gorgeous. the snow is such a perfect touch to your scene!

  3. Your coloring is gorgeous! Prismacolor pencils are on my holiday wishlist! Thank you for your inspiration!