Christmas is coming and it's a season filled with hope and joy! I've loved pulling out the decorations and hearing the happy music of Jesus' birth. And making my cards for Christmas. I'll let you have a peek!
The first card is one I mass produced before Thanksgiving so I could get them out early enough to include our new address.
This card was shamelessly CASEd from the from the SU Holiday catalog. I typically don't enjoy mass producing cards, but I worked on it piece by piece. Literally! Little bit by little bit. Here's the view of the bistro table in my kitchen.
The second card is one that I will send to a special few on my list. It is one of my favorite of the Christmas cards I've made over the last ten years of stamping/blogging.
I die cut white card stock in a partial circle for the background and embossed the stars in white. Then I sponged inks to create a night sky, being careful to keep the central area lighter. The manger was die cut, stamped and colored with Copics. I didn't blend too much on purpose to keep the look of rough hewn wood that the image suggests.
Lastly, I added layers of paper banners and sparkled the sky and inside the manger with clear Wink Of Stella pen. Is "sparkled" even a word? Well it is on my blog for today -- hope I've sparkled your day with a bit of laughter. I so appreciate your support in coming to visit my blog and so often leaving your lovely comments. Thank you!
Find delight in your craft.
Make something beautiful!
Stamps: Hang Your Stocking and Dies
Paper: Real Red, Mint Macaroon, Whisper White, Presents and Pinecones DSP
Stamps: Weary World from Verve and dies, and stars from Falling Backgrounds from SSS; banner strips were stamped with Sheet Music Background from My Favorite Things
Paper: Whisper White, gold glimmer paper
Ink: Versamark, Simon Says Stamp Intens Black, Ranger Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
Accessories: Copic markers, Wink of Stella Clear pen, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Arches Stax, White embossing powder