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It is the Christmas season

I love Christmas time! I love all the pretty, sparkly ornaments, the colors and decorations one sees around and don't forget the lights!

And so it is also time to make Christmas cards to let people know that we love them and think of them. Although I did make a few cards that were all the same, for the most part I like to make cards specifically for individuals. Here are two of them:



Both images were printed on Strathmore Paint Pad paper and then colored with my Prismacolor pencils. I got the lineart for both images from Buddly Crafts.

I cut the images out with my Gina Marie designs dies, the stitched oval dies for the teddy bear and the red glitter cardstock and the lace oval dies for the candles.

The green and the white card panels were embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder. The Merry Christmas sentiment is a retired Stampin Up stamp.

Stay tuned for more Christmas card posts.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight carstock for card base
Green and white cardstock
Red glitter cardstock.
Gina Marie Designs stitched oval dies
Gina Marie lace oval dies
Cardstock offcuts for frame and ledge
Little Teddy Bear's Christmas Gifts digital stamp
Christmas Candles digital stamp
Sentiment stamp
Prismacolor pencils

Finally some coloring again

Life has been hectic and while I have colored some between, I have not been able to actually complete a project. But here we are.


The line art of this beautiful flower image is by Conie Fong. I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils on sand colored Canson Mi Tientes paper.  It was the second time I had tried the Mi Tientes paper and I found it rather difficult to accomplish my pencil to pencil blending that I am used to doing. I did need the blender pencil to achieve the smooth look that I usually get on the Strathmore Paint Pad paper. Though I do love the color tone of the sand paper, making the pencil colors pop off the page.

To complete the little scene, I used brick pattern paper for my card panel and then added the image with a frame created using Gina Marie designs nested stitched rectangle dies. I also added a small strip of cardstock to replicate a window ledge.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment of a small precut tag and finished it off with a bow tied with twine.

General supplies:
Sand colored Canson Mi-Teintes
Reflections 110lb heavyweight carstock for card base
Patterned paper
Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle dies
Cardstock offcuts for frame and ledge
Flowers In A Vase digital stamp
Precut tag
Sentiment stamp
Brown and white twine
Prismacolor pencils