Stamper's Dream. Also posting today are Denise, Cindy, Tosh, Cammie.
Today I'm featuring an image from Christmas Ornaments and a sentiment from Christmas Nested Centers & Verse. Woweeeee are these ornaments gorgeous! And the Christmas Nested Centers & Verse set is quite possibly the most elegant collection of holiday sentiments ever! The smaller ones are perfect for using along with a stamped image as a focal point, and the larger ones are perfect for inside sentiments or for using as a focal point on the front.
I stamped one of the four ornaments onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock and colored with a combination of Copics and Tombow markers. I didn't do any shading or blending on this one (surprise!), just colored each area in one color only. Quick and easy! Using both Copics and Tombows was simply a matter of colors available. I really, really, really like the rich crimson red of Tombow's #847, yet I wanted a lighter blue than any of the Tombows. The Copic BG0000 was just what I needed.
A bit about the rest of today's card ... it's not at all what I envisioned starting out. Imagine me sitting there with my scrumptious Webster's Pages papers, bloomers, and trims trying to put together a vintage style card. It just was *not* happening. I switched gears altogether and went with this crisp and clean design. I love how it really sets off the ornament, especially that rich red! I had a rare one-stamp card going on, too -- right up until I added those silver pearls (in the four corners of the frame panel and also on the ornament, though difficult to see in the photo). I can't tell you how many dollar-plus postage cards I sent out last year - ouch! But every single one of those recipients was absolutely worth it!
Have a great day, and thanks so much for spending a bit of your day here with me. Your visits mean so much!
Stamps: Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Nested Centers & Verse (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Tombow markers, Stampin' Up silver organdy ribbon, May Arts silver cord, Michael's silver pearls, Quickie glue pen, clear glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, foam adhesive
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)