Sunday, December 5, 2010

Done, Done AND DONE!

I've been on a bit of a card making marathon since yesterday morning working on getting my Mom's Christmas cards made. It takes me usually a couple days but I must say it is a labour of love and one of my fav annual events.

This year I chose a Hero Arts cling mount stamp called Hanging Christmas Ornaments. It was totally inspired by a card that Bernice gave me when she took my last copic class at Pickle. Hers was done in more traditional holiday colours but I knew that mom would love greens, gold and bronze and of course lots of glitter.


I started with a hot press watercolor paper  because it is smooth and embossed my image in gold. Then I coloured the ornaments with tombow markers and softened it off with wet paintbrush. Pretty quick to do and it actually took me less time than I had originally thought. Then I added lots of superfine Glitter Ritz glitter and ranger glossy accents on the smaller ornaments. I kept everything else real simple because I had almost 30 of these to make so time was critical and I didn't want to distract from the image. I'm undecided on the bow. I only have it on this one and not sure if I'm gonna put it on the rest of them. I actually think I like it without the ribbon better.

That's it for today! My hand is a little cramped from glueing for the last couple hours and I think I need to go take a long hot shower. Then I'll be ready to work on my challenge card for Friday.

Have a great day!

16 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Linda! This is so elegant, love the colors you did this in. I'm with you, I think I would go without the bow.

Dana White said...

Freakin beautiful Linda - holy crap I love this

yvon said...

This is so beautiful. Love it.
Hugs, Yvon

Tammy said...

Absolutely stunning and I think it will look great with the bow or without!!!

Janette said...

Absolutely stunning card, am sure whatever you decide, re; the bow, will be perfect.xx

Betty said...

See, this is why I want to come stamp with you! You blow me away. This is gorgeous. Your mom is lucky.

CraftyViolet said...

Beautiful card - and I like the bow myself but it would also look great without it. I thought I had all my cards done but then I remembered I send some to some ladies at Riverview Gardens that I visit each month and I forot to make theirs - back to the "lower studio" (aka the basement. Love that stamp you used too.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, simply elegant! I love the rich look of the gold embossing and the warm colors!

Linda Carson said...

Quite LOVELY!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Your Mom and I are definitely on the same page.....love these colours...and can't get enough of that gliz!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is just stunning. I am in love with the gold embossing. Really stunning!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, this is stunning!! You got this beautiful blending with Tombows?! Your artistry never fails to impress. tfs

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Linda.

Hugs Riet.x

paulatracy said...

Very, VERY pretty!!! I LOVE your color scheme...so elegant!!! :) Is that enough excalamyion marks to say "i LOVE it"???

stamping bella said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card (ahem even if it isnt *cough* a *cough* bella :))

beautifully done

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp you've used, and you've coloured them in beautifully.

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