Saturday, December 17, 2022

Holiday wishes and mistletoe kisses...

Hello all!  

I'm up on the Bellariffic blog with my final Scenic Saturday card for this year and it is one more for Christmas. This time around it was Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe that caught my attention and sparked some creative inspiration. She's one of the largest Uptown Girls in my collection so going with a slimline card base seemed the perfect way to showcase Eve. You can tell Eve is all dolled up for a fancy Christmas party so I chose to give her an elegant pearl white cocktail dress with festive red trimming. In order for that light colored dress to really pop, I would have to do something dark in the background. Now, to be perfectly honest, my crafting time and energy has been a bit limited as we near Christmas. So where I would normally dive into a fun and detailed background I instead gave myself permission to take it easy and grab my Copic airbrush system and a stencil instead. My apologies if this black bokeh effect background isn't as inspiring as usual but I think it is important to share that not every card has to be a "work of art" to be a work of heart. Simple and chic suits Eve just fine, leaving me with a perfectly fun card and plenty of time to get some of the other things crossed off my holiday to-do list. So, if nothing else, be kind to yourself this holiday season and don't let your crafting become just one more thing adding stress to the hustle and bustle of these days. It's okay to do some easy-peasy crafting and still have it be very fulfilling.  :)


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe
ink- Memento tuxedo black Versamark watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Trinity Stamps scalloped slimline die
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Nuvo pearl dream drops

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E23, E25, E47, E49
clothes- W00, W0, BV20, E50, E81, 0, C5, C7, C9, Y02, YR23, E47, R24, R27, R29, R89, W3, W4
mistletoe- G43, G24, G46
background- C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10