I also won a set of ciao copic markers (36 of them!) which arrived in the post about a week ago. I am looking forward to using them, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and play with them. Hopefully I will get to have a little play with them soon, and then more over the Christmas holiday period. Any hints or techniques on using them would be most welcome.
I really wanted to make a card to enter in the Hero Arts October challenge. The closing of the challenge is Thursday 27th October although because I am here in New Zealand, that actually is our Friday evening, so I am still in time. I made the card last night, but waited until this morning to take a photo so I have better light. A few days ago I decided what I wanted to make a card and I already had an idea on what I would do, but the difficultly has been trying to find the time to make it. I decided I wanted to use one of the sketches and I would use it to make a Christmas card. I wanted to use the ornaments from the Hero Art CL236 stamp set in my card.
Here are the sketches.
Here is the card I made using the last sketch.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hero Arts October Challenge - Sketch
Wee Memories - FREE FOR ALL Challenge! #73 Sponsored by Annabelle Stamps
One Stop Craft Shop - Week #154 - No Designer Paper
Simon Says - Anything Goes
I decided to use three colours – red, forest green and white. I embossed the ornaments in gold on three different coloured cards and cut them out. Then the dilemma was what colour background to use. I didn’t want to use a colour I had used for the ornaments as otherwise they would get lost in the background and I felt the background colour also need some texture so I managed to find this blue textured paper in my collection. Lastly I added some gold twine and used my corner punch.
I was pleased with the result, but it is not one that I will be making lots of this year!
Here are also the Christmas cards I made last year and the year before.
Christmas Card 2010 - The following is gold embossed inside with this verse "wishing you all the joys of the season and a year filled with happiness" which is from the stamp set Hero Art CL236, along with the other ornaments and "Joy" I have used on this card.
Here is the Christmas card I made in 2009.
As you will see, my Christmas cards tend to be in the more traditional colours. Perhaps this year I will branch out and do something little different.
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