I have been slow to get started on my Christmas cards this year. I finally did get cards made for my friends back in Iowa. I made a card that I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog. You can find the tutorial here. I have to say I learned quite a bit making these cards. They aren’t something that you can just quickly put together. At least for me they weren’t. I have to say I love how they turned out! I have used parts of the technique I learned on several other cards.
It’s to bad you can’t see the shimmer on the colored parts. It is well worth giving this technique a try. Even with the learning curve it makes a beautiful card! I won’t give you any directions as you can watch the video. Do give it a try. The colored parts are all texture paste through a stencil.
I have a few more cards to post yet before Christmas so see you soon.
I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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It is so nice to stay in touch with friends from Iowa. I miss the times of sharing ideas and learning new things from them. It is such a joy to receive cards and beautiful projects from them and such a joy to send them cards and projects I’ve made. Annette happens to be (in my opinion) one of the best for making CAS, beautiful, elegant cards. Always a thrill to receive a card from her. I have used her ideas for cards more than once. Anywho, back to her card. We happen to be FB friends also. She posts a grateful post every day. I have noticed she mentions seeing flowers often. So decided on the perfect image for her card. I used Mo’s “Flower Jar” for her card.
I colored it using Copics
Lavender Flowers: V12 V04 V28 V99 Poppies: R14 R35 R46 R59 Y21 Y28 Greenery: G21 G94 G99 Daisies: Y17 YR02 YR14 YR18 E15 Jar: C1 C3 C5 Outline: C0 C1
Now to start Christmas cards! Thank you for stopping to visit with me for a while. Always appreciate the love you leave.
Every year I have every intention of sending Molly a birthday card. Every year the same thought runs through my head. ” She has a degree in Art” so every year I chicken out. Well, this year I was on a roll coloring and decided this was the year I am going to do it. She probably fainted when she actually received a card! I really had a lot of fun coloring her card. I used “Sunflower Sprite” by Aurora Wings digis. So here it is.
The weather has turned to Fall here already. We’ve had temps in the 50’s for highs. Fall is my favorite time of year all of those beautiful oranges, rusts and earthy tones.
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I decided to make a birthday card for my nephew’s son Jacob this year. He is such a sweetheart. He probably won’t remember me from last Summer but I wanted him to know I think of him often. I decided being a boy he probably spent a great deal of the Summer on his bike. I actually used a Magnolia stamp haven’t used one in years as I’ve gotten into the digi scene. It was fun to dig them out again. so here is my card for Jacob.
I had so much fun coloring and making this card for him. You can’t see it but I did use Glossy Accents on the reflector on the bike. I’m so glad I had this done before we went to Glacier. I couldn’t believe it when I tripped over a tree root. I had walked over the rocky dried river bed and 2′ from the edge I tripped and messed up my left side from top to bottom. Then I’ve been doing my Fall cleaning and today twice I fell off my three-step stool. I hurt from head to toe. Specially my left wrist. I have the bedroom all tore apart so I have to keep going.
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I have another card. Shocking isn’t it! 🙂 I have looked at this Mo Manning “Summer Girl” for a couple of years and thought this would be the “perfect” image for Sydney! She has the little pigtails and wears adorable little sundresses. Even looks like her. I finally bought the image a couple of weeks ago. So here she is.
flesh: E000 E00 E11 E04 R21 Lips: YR02 hair: E53 E55 E57 all blues: B00 B02 B16 B18 B39 glasses: BG23 BG32 BG34 BG49 C1 C02 C03 popsicle: YR61 YR02 YR65 YR68 Diamond Glaze on glasses-Judi Kins make a wish stamp – Tim Holtz – Just Sayings set
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I did some things I’ve never done before and discovered I liked the technique. I had bought a set of Brusho crystals and had never used them. Don’t we all do that? I had this card all planned in my head and for once it pretty much turned out like I had imaged it would. I used Tim Holtz Bird Crazy bird and Crazy Things balloon stamps and dies. Love those dies! I colored them with copics.
I’ve also been working on images for my Travel Journal for our trip to Glacier National Park next month. I colored up “Office Pretty” from Saturated Canary. I did some practicing with my zig-zag shading.
The next image has to be one of my all-time favorite images. “Where are we going” from The Paper Shelter. They are a new digi company I discovered and I love their images!
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