I know I am, and I actually feel behind already. I typically start fussing around with Chrismas images on Labor Day Weekend, but with moving the boys, the cottage, and Toronto I've got myself a bit behind. Well today was the day and I pulled out Stamping Bella's Holly Ornament and got to work.
I tried a couple different things then settled on my Lyra's because they really haven't been feeling the love lately. And this year I have it in my head that I want my cards to be pink...I REFUSE to make a traditional red and green card...After it was colored I fussed it up with my versamark pen on the leaves and holly and embosses it with JudiKins Amazing Glaze. I bought this stuff at the Stamping Expo in Novi and it really is AMAZING! Nice thick SUPER shiney coverage. Then I added glitter and finally some gold liquid pearls. Click on the picture to the left if you want a super close up.
Then I thought....geeeze!...I'll never be able to color 40 of these for my Christmas cards unless I somehow win the lotto and can quit the day job. So I pulled out the mini version. Now these babies can be whipped up pretty darn quick. To speed things up I colored ball initially with copics (R0000,000,01, G82, 85, RV32, 34) then added some shading with the same lyra's as I used on the large image. For some odd reason though it looks kinda coral in the picture. Trust me, it's a super shade of pinky rose. Rather than emboss I used my clear glaze pen on the leaves and holly, added glitter and couldn't help myself but to add some liquid pearls on there too. Those are REALLY tiny area's so I don't know that I would do the liquid pearls again. I edged my paper with the EK success dotted scallop punch which is just dainty enough to not overpower this mini image. The card is 4.75" square and very pretty and very dainty.
I just think I may be coloring up a few more of these this afternoon.