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.

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

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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.

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

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Kim O'Connell

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

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Comments (14)

  • Janeen

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    Love Kim’s work always.

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  • Irene

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

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  • Lisa Henke

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

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  • Tricia

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

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  • Marnie C

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    So cute! Wish I could color like you!

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  • Tammy Hanson

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    Absolutely adorable. Such a classic.

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  • Angela R.

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    Beautifully done, Kim! Love your coloring!

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  • Kim Haygood

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

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  • Misti

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    Absolutely adorable! Soooo cute!!

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  • angela

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

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  • swldebbie

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    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.

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  • ms kay

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

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  • Tricia Barber

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

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