The count down to Christmas is on and I've got some goodie baking to do today with the help of my sister. There will be cut out cookies, popcorn balls and I still want to try my hand at that Christmas Crack. It should make for a pretty busy day.
My card today was actually driven by the paper before the stamp, which is not my norm. I have really wanted to use that great subway art type print from October Afternoon but it proved difficult to pair up with anything because I would always lose too much of the overall look. I needed an image that I could easily cut out but nothing too big... say hello to You Shine a la mode. At first I didn't think she would work because that strand of lights would be a pain to cut but then I stamped her directly on the pattern paper first, then onto the Copic X-Press and colored her up there. Once I had that done I could just cut her and the bulbs out then glue them onto the initial impression. It's prefect... she's thin enough that you can still read most of those words in the background but bright enough to steal the spotlight.
Ok, that's it for me today. Later gators!
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Make it Merry)
stamp- My Favorite Things (a la modes You Shine)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
The Twinery twine
Kaiser Craft gems
Jolee's lights stickers
Sakura stardust glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E59
clothes/lights- YG03, YG67, G29, N5, N7, N9, Y11, Y13, Y17, R14, R17, E09, G07, B05, B37, YR04, YR18