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Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Well... actually... depends on how much I spent that day!


Here is a card to get you in the spirit. I was inspired by Michele Kovak's (chelemom) "Eskimo Christmas" over at splitcoaststampers.com. I love her interpretation of this stamp by Crafty Secrets and her layering of die cuts.

I designed die cuts for my card with my Gypsy. I believe most, if not all, the cuts are from Storybook. Love that cartridge! I stamped with Archival black ink and colored with the cheapest set of colored pencils you can find at Michael's. One of these days, I'll move on to Prismacolor. I topped the trim on the coat with white flocking and stickled the background like Michele did.

COLOR PENCIL TIP: Color in circles with light pressure to lay down color, gradually add pressure in shaded areas. I only recently tried the coloring in circles technique and I really like the effect. Looks smoother.

Don't care to stamp? Try a fun sticker. I got this sticker from Hobby Lobby. It is embossed and glittery.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am your first stalker...umm...I mean follower! Woohoo! I know your blog will be great! Love your cards and can't wait to see what you will teach me!

Michele said...

I love both of your cards! I do love that little Eskimo.......and you did a great job with her! Thanks so much for letting me see it! : ) You are sweet to share!

Loretta said...

Welcome to the blogging world! You have some lovely projects here!

jennaroo said...

Hi, was just checking out your blog, I am in love with the frappachino gift set!!! Well done, and totaly inspired me!