Thursday, August 23, 2007

Merriest To You

It was the high 80's today and humid-the way I like it. But a visit to Micheal's brought me back to earth. All the Christmas crafts are on the shelves. I got a bunch of 1.00 rub ons. I had raided the Halloween area last week. So I thought with everyone looking towards Christmas, I had to post a wintry card again. And enjoy the heat while I can.

Both the image and the phrase of this card are Penny Black. I absolutely love her designs and would buy them all if I could afford to. I just was on EBay looking at the Halloween ones from years ago that are going for top dollar. Maybe I can get one this time.

I started this card with a red base card stock that has sparkles in it. I used a similar card stock back here. I got a lot of the card stock when an online store went out of business a few years ago. It works with just about any image or idea-just enough shimmer to catch the light and show it off. I then used another card stock for some of the layers in the Malachite color which also has some shimmer. This card stock is a bit thicker too. It punches so nice for the corners. As you can see, I used two different colors to layer and also punched the darker color with leaves. I punched the red dots for the holly in the same color as the base card. The white I stamped my images on also has this sparkle to it too.

I colored the images using Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol. After I did all the layering and positioning, I added some Stickles to the gifts and the center of the holly for some extra shimmer. Because in the dead of winter, we can use all the shimmers and sparkles we can come up with.

1 comment:

  1. Your Christmas card is very pretty. I love how you made the holly!

    It is kind of sad that Michaels is all ready putting out thier Christmas items. I noticed that on Monday whenI went to the Michaels near to me. Enjoy the rest of the summer. :)



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