I’ve been spending all my spare time the last week going back through the blog files and moving all the photos over here to Blogger from Typepad and fixing formatting issues. Geez, it takes a long time to go through almost 4 years worth of blog posts! (And that was even after I deleted a LOT of posts over on Typepad when I was getting ready to move!) Remind me of that if I ever get a crazy idea to move again! lol Seriously, though, I am so happy I moved and won’t have to pay for my blog anymore. I loved Typepad, but I needed to move my blog to a free service. I’ve used Live Writer in the past to type my posts on other Blogger blogs for companies I’ve worked for so I’m using that to type my posts up. (Another great free service.)
Anyway, I actually have a card to share! I created this card last month, but never got it posted on my old blog. (Hence, the watermark, but I didn’t have another copy of the photos.)
This adorable image, called Holly, released from Whimsy Stamps during the October release. That was the month my son got hurt so I didn’t get this card finished during the release. It sat on my desk for a couple weeks before I had the chance to take some photos of it. I just love Sylvia’s Zet’s illustration style so her images are always some of my favorites.
I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock with tuxedo black memento ink and colored it with copic markers (colors listed below). I die cut the image with a circle nestability die. Then, I masked the image and sprayed it with a copic marker using my air compressor while the image was still in the die (to create the white border). I added some stickles to the snow and let it dry before assembling my card.
I used an assortment of patterned papers (which I didn’t write down – Sorry!). I added some white paint to the edges of my cardstocks and patterned papers before stitching them together. Then, I added a white doily, an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, some baker’s twine, a button, and snowflake charm. The sentiment is from the Holiday Mini Postage Stamps set.
I decorated the inside of the card with more of the same patterned papers and cardstocks. The sentiment is from the Christmas Sayings stamp set.
I’ve decided that I want to do a few small blog candies instead of one large blog candy to celebrate moving my blog. I figure that way more people will have a chance to win. Stay tuned for the first blog candy soon!
Have a great weekend!
happy holiday card supplies:
Stamps: Holly, Holiday Mini Postage Stamps, Christmas Sayings (Whimsy Stamps)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), kraft, blue
Patterned Paper: assortment
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), baker’s twine, button, snowflake charm, doilies
Dies: circle nestability (Spellbinders, mini postage stamp die (Whimsy Stamps)Copic Markers
wings: R00, R20, R21, R22, R24
other pinks: R11, R12, R32, R35
socks: W00, W1, W2, W3, R27, R46, R89
pants: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
shirt: BG10, BG11, BG13
bells: C0, C1, C3, C5
skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
branch/leaves: E33, E35, E37, YG61, YG63, YG67
scarf: R11, R12, R32, R35, YG61, YG63, YG67
hair: E07, E08, E09, E18
berries: R27, R46, R89