Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Cards

It is great to be back in the Splitcoast challenge game, I have missed it. I was so happy to see this card featured on the SCS Instagram site today! Totally made my morning a very happy one.
The Angel of Peace stamp is by Penny Black and I just love her. Fun and easy to color, I used Copic markers. Added some Wink Of Stella glitter to the dove and wings and some Nuvo enamel drops to her hair (Golden Sunset) and to the side of the card (Translucent). Embossed the sentiment (also Penny Black) in gold detail powder. Card stocks are SU Gable Green (Lemon Lime) and Whisper White. 

I always have a box of card fronts that were done with various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks sitting by my desk. It's great to have some backgrounds ready and waiting to go. Embossed one of these with the Sizzix 3D snowflakes folder and added some pearls and glass pebbles for embellishing. Sentiment (Hero Arts) embossed in silver. Butterflies die cut from SU glimmer paper.

For the show us your Grinch colors on the December Virtual Stamp Night (Mini3) challenge on SCS. I went with the literal approach and made an ornament with a hand drawn in black Sharpie face that I found on my Google Grinch search. Colored in lime green Copic marker and die cut with ornament shape. Added silver glimmer paper for top and embroidery thread to hang. The rest of the stamps are Stampin' Up! Branch (not sure) and Tags Til Christmas. SU embossing folder and sequins (non SU) for decorations.