Alcohol Markers · Christmas Cards · Coloring · Digital Images · Video Tutorial

Let’s Make a Card

This month I am hosting the Challenge over at Digistamps4Joy. As always it is Anything Goes, so you can upload any card you make for your chance at some really great prizes. But, for those of you who want a little extra “twist” or challenge, this month we’re asking you to “Make It Sparkle”. No matter what holiday/occasion you may be celebrating or what your weather may be like, you can always add a bit of sparkle to your card! So make sure you too make a card and link up to the challenge HERE!! Make sure to watch the video below to see exactly how I made my card for this month sparkle (I promise it does in real life, the pictures just don’t do it justice)!!

ENJOY!!



This card was very easy and simple to make. I started in Photoshop Elements with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ new blank panel and brought in the “Mouse Chorallers” digital stamp. After dropping it in the bottom left hand corner and decreasing the size a little bit, I used the text tool to insert the sentiment “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”. To finish off my panel I flattened the image and then printed onto kraft card stock using my laser printer.

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I chose to use my alcohol markers for coloring in my images. There really wasn’t a lot to it, just basic alcohol marker coloring and shading, however, I did use my Micron pen to go over all the lines and the sentiment as well when I was finished. This just allowed for my image to really pop off the paper.

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For my “Make it Sparke” element I added Perfect Pearls and Distress Glitter in Rock Candy to whipped spackle and put that through a snow stencil. I applied the whipped spackle right over the image for some added texture and interest to this scene. I also dried the spackle with my heat tool to make it puff up and add even more dimension. The only thing left to do was adhere the panel onto an A2 top folding white card base!

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Like I said before this card was super simple to make and although it doesn’t translate well in the photos, it does truly sparkle in real life! Make sure that you too make a card and enter it into this month’s challenge for your chance to win one of the awesome prizes that are being given away!

If you are interest in any of the supplies I used on today’s card you will find them all linked below! (Affiliate links are being used at no additional cost to you) Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!


Mouse Chorallers Digital Stamp – Digistamps4Joy

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