Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Carousel

I was going to do this design for all of my Christmas cards this year.  I started in June and was only able to complete 10.  This was fun doing, but very tedious.  The stamp is from Stamplistic called Carde-Deer and it actually has a fall theme to it.  I covered up the acorns and leaves with punched out poinsettias and holly.  I used Copics to color the image and unfortunately lost my recipe for it.  I hope when I clean up my craft area I will find it.  The holly vine is a Cheery Lynn Die and I punched it out 2x, once in Early Espresso and once in Garden Green then glued the green over top of the brown.  Some of the holly leaves I colored with a Copic marker to give it depth.  The background is Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green and run through EB folders.  The image is stamped on Whisper White with an edging of Brushed Gold from SU.  Then I antiqued the image with Distress Inks.  The lace is from Joanne's Fabrics.  To finish it up I glued Swarovski Crystals and generic gems to add a sparkle and the pole is embossed with Jeweled Gold powder.

This was a really fun card to do, but I'm starting in January for next year's cards!  LOL

This is how I completed the inside.  The label is SB stamped with an SU stamp, the poinsettia is from Michael's, the greens are MS punch.  The sentiment is on a SB die and printed off on my computer.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look.

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To my amazement, I have won the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge 57!  Thank you all.

Masculine Birthdays

I have 2 guy birthdays this month.  The 1st is for my friend Rob whose birthday was on 12/6.  I wasn't sure what kind of card to make him, so I did a silhouette.  He loved it. 

The 2nd card is for my friend George whose birthday is today.  He is rebuilding a 1970 Ford Fastback Mustang in his "spare" time and I thought this would be appropriate. The inside says "Wishing all your birthday dreams come true."  He had hoped to have it done for this birthday.  Maybe next year, George!

Happy Birthday Guys!