After mounting on a black card base, I die cut Bold Blossom, leaves & With Sympathy sentiment from black glitter cardstock. I usually wouldn't use glitter on a sympathy card, but the black seems to add a bit of elegance.
I did some recent stamp purging & have a medium size flat rate box packed full with stamps ... acrylic, cling and a few wood from Unity, Hero Arts, and many more companies. All you have to do is leave me a comment and let me know somewhere in the world where you'd like to travel. I'll pick one lucky winner next Saturday & send out a box of goodies.
I started with a vintage dictionary page that had the word reindeer (and then ended-up cutting that word off before I was done). I used Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy Ink to stamp Hero Arts Snowy Scene on the dictionary page. I meant to add some clear Wink of Stella to the sky, but accidentally grabbed my white so it looks a bit more blizzardy than I intended.
My inspiration came from the Photo Inspiration at the Weekly Christmas Card Challenges.
I finished with a few texty stickers for this very mailable design.
I pulled out my Brushos and painted three separate sheets of watercolor paper and let them dry overnight. The next morning, I punched three hearts from the paper and adhered a strip of each color down the right side of my card using the sketch layout.
I didn't have any black flowers, but I did have some long-neglected brown ones from Hero Arts that I thought would be perfect. I cut the circle from the sketch from ivory cardstock and then arranged the flowers to form a wreath. I added lots of adhesive woodgrain buttons to the centers of my blooms.
After my wreath was done, I found some woodgrain paper to pull in more of that element of the inspiration photo. I finished with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen 12 Days Companion Greetings. I stamped Happy directly on my background, but then it was covered by one of the blooms, so I stamped it a second time and attached with foam tape, so I could go on top of the flower petal.
I'm also celebrating someone a very special person together with Stamping Our Stash where we're making monochromatic gah-Pink Cards to celebrate the life of Leslie Hanna. Leslie always hated when we had our pink challenge at Jingle Belles because it was her least favorite color ... yet she always pushed through and made something truly Leslie like this (gah) Pink creation. I really appreciate June's thoughtful post.
I'm also joining the Hero Arts fun at A to Z Scrapbooking because in my world, sequins are bling.
At an after-Christmas sale far, far away I picked-up a gorgeous set of hand-stitched cards made in India that I thought would be the start to some beautiful holiday cards. Well, this was the year they finally saw ink ... for some quick and easy thank you cards.