a Head start for Next Christmas

I have signed up for the 2012 Christmas card challenge at splitcoast ( basically you decide how many christmas cards you need and make a few of them each month all year long, but you can work in advance which means if you hit a wall and don't feel like doing Christmas in June its not a big deal, so towards that end this one was done using the sketch sc363. The Poinsettia's in a basket are an PSX image. colored with copics, the printed paper is from memory box. the lace is vintage and the green ribbons Martha Stewart. the PTI kraft was run through an sizzix folder. ( don't know its name) did change this sketch from a landscape style to one that would fit into 6" square. It's hard to see but, the sentiment is heat embossed with ranger detail gold and reads Chrismas greetings, this is really bugging me how hard to read it is so may end up doing it again on another color of cardstock and layering it over this diecut. ( not sure yet)
another real quick one, the stocking is from PSX, the sentiment is from ( I dont remember) colored with copics, the scrap dcwv paper was run through an tim holtz embossing folder. this ones A-6 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.

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