well, as you all noticed that my blog went to HYBERNATION since... April?? Lots had happened, bad & good & ok... but one thing I can say here is that I don't get enough time for card making any more because of my job. It got even worse lately, but I managed to finish one hanukkah card and three Christmas cards in December. yeah!:-)
I used Lawn Fawn Hanukkah set stamps and a little star stamp from their different set of stamps. I stamped with Memento dye ink, cut those dreidels and attached with foam adhesive, to give a bit of dimention, and hung them with silver strings. I used stickles for the candle lights, and used brilliance ink for little stars in the background. I distressed the edge lightly. I also used the gel pen inside of those four punched out stars. Insideof the card, I stamped the Star of David in the middle on the top and punched out four little stars, to match the front.
For this Gingerbreadman card, I used my OLDEST sizzix die & the ORIGINAL sizzix die cut mashine. yes, I have it here in Guam, my First die cut mashine, although I hardly used it back then. I'd never imagined that Personal die cutting mashines become so popular years later! :-) Anyways, I used "Reverse" die cut out, and attached the craft color top on the brown card front. I used tiny round stickers on his eyes, to give a bit of dimention & shine. I used the ribbon for "white icing", and white pen for his mouth. I used DCWV's christmas paper inside of the card. I also used "zigzag" scissors to cut the red paper to give more decoration to the inside of the card. This was meant to send to one of my dear HM friend so I colored the house mouse stamp in watercolor pencils, cut it out, and adhered it. Then I found this sentiment from the stash of images I had... maybe 9 years ago?? but thought perfect with this house mouse stamp :-)
This Christmas card is for another HM friend. I found this image again, from my stash from many years ago, but found this hero arts christmas sentiment, to be the perfect match, and used it :-) Don't you get excited when "perfect matching" just happen while you are making cards?? It does to me! hahaha I used markers to color the image, cuz this image was stamped on glossy paper, and marker worked well. Although you can't see it, the candle is colored by clear gel pen to give the shiny look, and the yellow stickle to the lights.
The last Christmas card is for my mother who luvs "Tropical island", so I used the stamp of ornament with Plumeria inside for the focal point of the card. I stamped with brilliance ink on speckled cs, and colored it with markers, cut it out, and attached with the foam adhesive to give a bit of dimention. I stamped banana leaf (from Vivid Jungle) randomly with dye ink on both yellow & green card stock. I used Lawn Fawn Star stamps randomly in brilliance ink, used pearl pens for those random dots.
I still won't have enough time to make cards & blog on regular bases but when I do, you'll all know :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Wishing you all the great 2013!! :-) with LOVE, Eve