Wow - I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted!!! Life has been so busy with a stamp camp, my first craft fair, and trying to get my own Christmas cards done in time! Today I finished another batch of cards, so I forced myself to come downstairs to the computer to share.
Brian King. I just love all of the little ornaments in the Cheerful Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalogue. I wasn't so fond of cutting out 24 of the little dudes, but I got it done. When Brian created this card last year, he used the now discontinued Blendabilities markers to color the pearls. I didn't have that option so I tried using the Stampin' Write markers. Big mistake! The ink is not alcohol based, so it never really dried and I had to rub it off with some paper towel. I had tried leaving it on overnight, but no go. Fortunately, it did stain the pearls a bit, so there is still a bit of color. I did have to use a bit of white out on a few of the cards where some smudging happened, but hopefully no one will ever notice!! Anyway, for those of you who want to know the colors I used, here they are: Night of Navy card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Lost Lagoon card stock and ink, and Whisper White card stock and craft ink with silver embossing powder. I love how the embossing makes the ornaments shine! Hope you enjoyed - I'm back to the craft room to start the next batch! <3 JEM