2012 Christmas Cards

Yes the voices tell me they want to make Christmas and Winter still... tried an birthday card yesterday afternoon which turned out butt ugly and will post later this week sometime... I got this sentiment too late to use on my wish rak exchange package ( the theme this year was sparkle exchange) and anyways, this one is from Impress and its heat embossed with ranger black sparkle powder on some cheap thin white metallic cover sheet from staples. the large white snowflake die cut is from memory box ( same cs) the black is an sizzix diecut. there is some distress stickles on this. the ribbon is from May Arts as is the irridescent cord. the size of this one is 4 X 8 1/2" in real life.
This star santa image came to me in my wish rak Christmas exchange box this year from c-mouse ( Thanks Pansy!) he's colored with copic markers, the edges were inked with some colorbox fluid chalk ink in creamy brown. The Sentiments from Hero Arts stamped in Versafine satin red on a Kraft scrap die cut with an memory box tag die. the brad's unknown, the crochet black is from May Arts, the gingham pp is from pebbles, the black is GKD, the green base is always artichoke and this ones A-6 in real life.
This is an wish rak image that came to me in my Christmas exchange box from c-mouse ( Thanks Pansy!) its colored with copic's there is a bit of stickles glitter glue added to the snow line. There are two layers of pop dots between the image and the lace die cut mat under it because the knot in the ribbon is so thick. ( its a balance thing I guess) this wide wide ribbon is also an gift from stamping in kansas (Thanks Kris!) the snowflake background was sprayed with glimmer mists and then embossed with the snowflakes. this ones 5X7 in real life.
One of my favorite PSX stamps colored with copics. on one hand coloring with markers is very very fast compared to coloring with pencils... but as I did all of these in a very short amount of time the coloring actually looks flat to me compared to ones with many layers of pigment from pencils on them. the opal stardream was run through an sizzix embossing folder, the silver ribbon is generic. the sentiments from SU, the red swirly pp is from Memory box. This one is also 6" in real life.
Did some really simple ones ( for me ) using up images I colored. this ones A-6 in real life. the lace is wrights hemming, the PSX image was colored with Copic's the embossing folder is one of the tim holtz sizzix ones done on a scrap of DCWV pp. The pearls are from queen cat. the cardbase is bazzill.
This is an PSX image colored with copic's the lace is vintage, the ribbons from Martha Stewart, the holly embossing folder is sizzix done on the Kraft scrap. the pp is from Memory box. This uses the sketch 363 changed to a square shape. this ones 6" square in real life and the base is Bazzill. This ones 5 1/2" square in real life, the birds are from PSX and colored with copic's. the lace is vintage, the burgundy shimmer (star dream) was run through an basic grey sizzix folder. the sentiments up on pop dots and both the sentiment and bird panels have some vintage photo distress ink color dusted along the edges.
I know its not a Christmas image per say, but this is what I *think* people with two children wish to see around the holidays (grin) The Whiff of Joy image is colored with prisma pencils, the sentiments from Art Impressions. the twas the night before Christmas pp is from A Muse, the green filigree background is from SU. The crochet doily/flower came to me in an Christmas exchange box from Stamping in Kansas ( Thanks Kris!) the button is vintage with some red twine ( came tied to a etsy purchase) through the holes. the pieces have been inked with creamy brown fluid chalk ink and some vintage photo distress. this ones 6" in real life.
The Impression Obsession santa horses are stamped with versafine vintage sepia on kraft then color dusted with some vintage photo distress. the sentiments from SU. the lace is vintage. the embossed vellum is from K & Co. this is 6" square in real life. This one photographed really wonky the colors of the plaid vellum are burgundy and green in real life, will have to try to re-shoot it later some time. wanted the kraft cs to look like leather, so I think the horses faded into all the color of it and may try it again with a darker brown ink to stamp in.

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