Make the Holidays Happier

Kim O’Connell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She combined many different techniques on her card, including sponging the background using Sweet Tooth ink (let it snow), gorgeous Copic coloring, and using glitter to accentuate the mounds of snow created using Circle STAX. Her adorable Christmas card left us grinning ear-to-ear.


The traditional red and green color combination for Christmas cards never goes out of style.


Kim’s coloring of the sweet Pure Innocence character is simply superb! She achieved a truly dimensional look by deeply shading some areas of the image. We love how she created texture on the tree with marker strokes.


We love the little extras on this card, like the festive ribbon treatment, the icicles, and the touches of glitter.


Kim O'Connell

You can see more of Kim’s beautiful work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

14 Responses to Make the Holidays Happier

  1. 1
    Janeen says:

    Love Kim’s work always.

  2. 2
    Irene says:

    Awesome Holiday card Kim… fabulous coloring as usual and such a cute scene… well done

  3. 3
    Lisa Henke says:

    so cool! I love Kim’s work. this card is gorgeous.

  4. 4
    Tricia says:

    Yay, Kim!!! So glad to see you here!!!!

  5. 5
    Marnie C says:

    So cute! Wish I could color like you!

  6. 6

    So sweet, I love her little cheeks!

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    Tammy Hanson says:

    Absolutely adorable. Such a classic.

  8. 8
    Angela R. says:

    Beautifully done, Kim! Love your coloring!

  9. 9
    Kim Haygood says:

    This is a great card! The colors are wonderful and I love the embellishments. The coloring is stellar, as usual! Great job, Kim!

  10. 10
    Misti says:

    Absolutely adorable! Soooo cute!!

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    angela says:

    Stunning! Beautiful coloring! Love the icicles and the snowy bg!

  12. 12
    swldebbie says:

    Oh, Kim – this is soooooooooo adorable. As always, your coloring skills are superb! And I love how you used the BG stamp to make the faux plaid DSP. And I love all the delicious layers.

  13. 13
    ms kay says:

    Perfect cheer before the holidays…your coloring makes me envious. LOVE the whole card,!

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    Tricia Barber says:

    Your card is fabulous!! You need to do a video on Copic Coloring! You always have perfectly colored images! Love it!