Good Morning! I am declaring July the month that I start on Christmas cards. Maybe the thought of cooler weather will keep my mind off the unrelenting and oppressive heat here in Alabama. I have a rather large stash of Christmas papers from previous year releases and I am determined to pare that down, even if it means most of my cards will be different this year. And I am not buying any new holiday paper(yes I will).
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Bazzill Simply Smooth Cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I cut out the image and then mounted it onto the matted circle which was cut out with Nestabilities. I inked the edges of the snowflake circle with pink ink while it was still in the die. The Sweet November stamp is one the stamps I won several weeks ago by participating in the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog. She is so cute with her holly leaf skirt. I am sure you will see her on a few more of my Christmas cards this year!
I followed this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch for the design of the card substituting the circles at the bottom with holly leaf punches. I used two colors of Kaisercraft pearls to represent holly berries.
Products: Sweet November Stamp, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye pp; Bazzill cs, Kaisercraft pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copic Markers: Skin-E00, E02, R20; Boots,Gloves, Wing accents, Holly berries-R81, R83, R85; Holly-G40, G82, G24; Wings-C00,C1,C3; Hair-RV00, RV32, RV34; Eyes-B41, B34
For regular readers, you will notice that I finally figured out how to widen my main column. Expect some bigger changes hopefully by the end of the month. Since I have been blogging regularly for six months now, I figure it is time for an upgrade.