I hope your week has been suburb so far! Mine has been a bit slow, but hopefully will pick up soon as I get to start moving my stuff back into my craft room! Whoop whoop! The landlord came by last night and patched the wall all up where we had the leak/mold problem so everything is fixed! I so cannot wait to get settled back in...while using the kitchen table has been nice for the time being, it is not easy to organize and leaves me feeling flustered a lot. So yeah, I'm ready for my regular space again :)
But today I upped the creative mojo in an attempt to get some Christmas cards made. I seem to be way behind on that holiday this year, so I really need to catch up!
I think this card turned out exactly as I wanted it to. I love the gold/brown with the dark green color combination. And the little bit of sparkle on the background paper is just so gorgeous! I followed the sketch at The Sweet Stop challenge, but tweaked it a little. I tilted the back panel behind the image, and instead of having text on the front, I cut out and assembled a poinsettia (which turned out so incredibly gorgeous!!).
The poinsettia is actually printed and hand cut (since I can't use my cricut right now). Once it was all cut out, I used 2 different Copic sketch markers-R85 and RV91 to add in the veining on the petals. (look at me getting all fancy with my copics :) I have to play with the few that I have!) The colors didn't blend as well as I expected them too, but I think it still turned out beautifully!
The cute little image is Christmas Nutcracker from Saturated Canary. I just love these images and love using them on my cards! I colored her in with my colored pencils and cut her out with a spellbinders oval. Then used my scallop scissors around the edge.
The last element I added was the tree die cut tucked behind my image! This is the Snowflake Tree die from Memory Box! I absolutely love this die cut! It cuts so clean and is a perfect embellishment :)
Thanks for stopping by today! And be sure to check back later this week/weekend as I will be having my first giveaway!! It's for Christmas/celebration of my 1 year anniversary both as a blogger and an Etsy shop owner!! Can't wait!!