Good morning! Are you ready for Christmas? No? Me neither, but I did feel like making a Christmas card this morning.
You know how sometimes you have the best intentions to get something done? I had the best intentions of making ten Christmas cards each month when I signed up for the Christmas Card challenge on SCS last December. I think I did pretty good for about two months and then.....well, I guess the rest of life just got in the way of my best intentions. Sigh.
The color challenge on Stamp TV this week was to use a base color of red and Gina K's technique challenge also for this week is inking a Cuttlebog embossing folder. If you haven't checked out Gina's fabulous video tutorials every Wednesday on Stamp TV, you should. She does an amazing job in all of her demonstrations, and the entire site is just chockful of so many cool things to check out!
I used Old Olive to ink up my Christmas ornament Cuttlebug embossing folder and then I sponged the outer edges in the same ink a bit darker. The cute Christmas tree is a Gina K design from Spirit of Christmas (2007). I stamped it in Tuxedo Memento Black ink, colored the branches with my Olive Copic marker, and then lightly sponged Old Olive ink on the entire tree to fill it in. I also sponged the outer edges of the tree, painted the star at top gold, and used a blender pen and Ridinghood Red ink refill to color the tree pot. I cut out the image and popped it up on dimensionals over the Ridinghood Red designer paper. The ribbon is none other than the gorgeous May Arts silk ribbon that I purchased from Sharon Johnson on my stamping trip a couple weeks ago. Sharon has an on-line stamping store, if you'd like to be able to purchase some of this exquisite ribbon yourself. The brass photo turners are from an old SU hodgepodge hardware set.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really do appreciate your comments. If I haven't been by your blog lately, I apologize (crazy days lately), but I hope to do so sometime today!