Monday, December 1, 2008

O Christmas Tree




This card took a lot of Time which I am sure is only because I don't have Copic Markers!!! I won't complain too much because I think Santa believes that I deserve them ;o) I used a wide assortment of colors and combinations of water color pencils along with StampN Write markers. Believe it or not, I am actually pleased with the way my coloring turned out. Good thing because I get to make at least 2 more.

Did ya happen to notice just how clever that sentiment on the inside is referring to the "Gift" on the cover??? I'm glad that I also made the decision to dress up the inside of the card too. I used dots of red stickles for the holly berries to give them a bit of bling and more diminsion.

Not too chatty today, my apologies (I know you're really saying Thank Goodness) but 4:45 a.m. rolls around awfully early and I am totally beat. I'll be back tomorrow with a super cool card. I liked the way it turned out so much that I am actually going to mail it to my Daughter. Now that is special because most of them get placed into baskets. O I create each one with someone in mind, they just never leave ME............... does anyone else do that? I mean hoard your own cards?
.................Recipe.................
stamps: Believe(PaperTrey Ink)
cardstock: very vanilla, rose red (Stampin' Up!), Patterned paper: Basic Grey
tools: scalloped edge punch, ticket corner punch (Stampin' Up!), Sewing Machine
ink: Stazon black
misc: mini tag (K&Co.), ribbon (Making Memories)

4 comments:

Jamie Martin said...

Love your Christmas cards especially the tree, beautiful :)

Cathy said...

Justine, Your work is lovely! I have this set of stamps and I love it but I've struggled with it because I tend to make very vintage styled things, so I was having a hard time working it into a lot of my designs. I LOVE what you've done with it! It's so elegant! Thanks for some great inspiration!

Cathy
Massachusetts, USA

take a little piece of my art said...

:) I'm a card hoarder, too!! Sometimes they'll leave me, but only and only if I have to!!!

DB said...

Can't wait for my friends to get their cards! Thank you!!