Ok, you know when you’ve really blown sending out Christmas cards when you have to send Happy New Years or Seasons Greetings cards. LOL
I figured I was so late that I should just start with a stamp and papers that I have had in my stash for a while and never got around to using. I got to use a super cute freebie digi from Pure Innocence, called “Merry Kissmas” that I have had in my stash for about a year (unfortunately I couldn’t find the link to this freebie anymore) and some pretty green gingham patterned paper that I’ve had in my stash for over 10 years! I had fun using up some scrap patterned papers, bits of seam binding and twine, and lacy ribbons too.
I colored up the image 3 times with the following Copic markers: Skin: E000, 00, 11, 21 and R30 (blush); Red clothes: RV25 and 29; Pink clothes: RV52 and 55; Grey clothes: C3, 5, and 7; Green clothes: YG13 and 25; Snowman: BG10 and 0; Hair and snowman arms: E74; Snowman nose: Y38; and Black coal buttons: 100 To add a little interest I used a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to add dots to some of the clothes, Mini Glossy Accents to add shine to the carrot nose and little girl’s boots, and White Uchida Liquid Applique to puff up the faux fur on the hats.
Lastly, I used Tuxedo Black Momento Luxe ink to stamp out a simple “Season’s Greetings” from My Sentiments Exactly and used clear embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. This last bit I rushed so the stamping is not as clear as it should be, but it will have to do. I just can’t be even later with these cards!
The card in the top picture is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Inspired by Stamping #89 Gingham Challenge
The Pink Elephant Inspiration Challenge
The pink bow and enamel hearts card is entered into the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge
Remember I am taking a short break from drawing digis but I’ll be back in the new year with more freebies. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! WOOF
Gorgeous card 🙂 such a cute image and the gingham paper and banner are fabulous too.
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Wishing you a very Happy New Year 🙂
Lols x x x
These are all just super darling! LOVE the fabulous textures and your amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx
Thank you so much for the motivation and inspiration! Wonderful challenge, as always! big hugs, Kristina
Your card is super cute Kristina , I love that stamp the little girl is so cute. the sentiment is perfect. I love the clear embossing I really need to get my embossing things out and use them . Thank you for inspiring me 🙂 Happy New Year
Aww you are so sweet! I don’t emboss that much either, but I hope to do it more this year. 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Cute Card! Always good to use up older items that we have and use up scraps as well. Looking forward to a great 2015.
Thanks Julie! Yep, I love using up scraps whenever I can and those older papers deserve some love too. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and may 2015 bring you and yours much happiness and great health. xoxo, Kristina
Don’t feel bad, mine haven’t gone out either. LOL
LOL Yep, all toll I think I may have gotten out a dozen cards this year. Oh well. I called folks and wished them the best. 😀 Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, Viki! Big hugs, Kristina
Oh, your cards are so pretty!!! Love all the detail you put into them!
Lovely cards Kristina! That digi is very cute and I love the gingham paper,and all your pretty ribbons!
Gorgeous cards, so sweet and beautifully coloured.
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