Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stress Relieving Cards!!!

Hi all, I feel that I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, getting ready for Christmas. Presents are bought and wrapped, tree and house is trimmed and decorated, candies and cookies made, cards sent out, and finally I can kick back and relax. Sort of!!! At least I didn't have to go near a mall or shopping center for the past couple of days, just the grocery store on my way home from work for last minute fixings, and man was it crazy.

Since Sunday, I have had some fun time creating some cards with some stamps and digital images that I did not have time to play around with earlier. Now, all I want to do is work on Christmas cards. Oh well, maybe I will get a head start on next year.

This first card uses an image by Whiff of Joy called "Wee and Reindeer". The image was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I used the "cracked glass" technique that I saw over on the Whiff of Joy tutorial blog. I really liked how it turned out. Since these cards were stress reliever cards, I did not keep track of all the details. If you are interested in any information, please contact me.

This second card also uses a Whiff of Joy image called, "Wee and Drum". Again the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah cardstock, and colored with Copics. The papers I do know came from a collection that I bought right before Christmas last year called Festive and Frost by My Minds Eye. I know that I cased a sketch somewhere, but I do not recall from where.

This final card uses a digital image that I purchased from Mo's Digital Pencil, that I believe is called "Choir". I printed on Neenah cardstock, let set overnite, and colored with my Copics. The DP is from the Basic Grey collection "Figgy Pudding".

I do know that I used both Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart punches on these cards, the sentiments are Amy R. Stamps from CC Designs. A lot of the embellishments have belonged to me for a very looooong time, meaning that I have too much to remember where I purchased them all from.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Stamping New Year!




Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Deb! These three are just wonderful! You did such a wonderful job on each one and you're very smart to keep making Christmas cards for next year. I intend to do the same! I have enjoyed all the cards using the Whiff of Joy images I've seen on different blogs. They are so cute! Mo's choir image is one of my favorites and you've really done it up well. Your skin tones are perfect. Merry Christmas hugs, Barb

Linda w said...

Beautiful, stunning, adorable to all three of these cards. I think I may need to take some Copic classes from you soon. You definitely need to do more stress relievers.

Merry Christmas

stamp on...

Candy said...

Gosh Deb!
All three of your cards are wonderful! Love the Whiff of Joy - must buy them myself!!! Your Mo card is great as well. They are all so pretty in their colours and bling etc.
I am going to miss making Christmas cards - cause I just my images and have hardly used any of them :o(
You have a good idea and I may do the same and get some done all year!
Merry Christmas! Candy

LINDA said...

Love all your cards.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Linda W

Tracey said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous cards Deb!! Merry Christmas to you!

Patti.Jo said...

All fabulous cards! Love the colors, images and layouts! How nice to have a jump start for next year! Well done!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

These are beautiful, love all the details! Happy Holidays!

Nancy said...

All three of your cards are gorgeous! Love the images and your coloring is perfect! Great layouts and perfect details!
Merry Christmas!

Karen Arthur said...

Oh, I love all three cards. Each has it's own unique designs and you did a fabulous job.
Merry Christmas!!

I want to let you know that I have some holiday blog candy up for grabs. If you are interested, check it out HERE
Hugs, Karen A

Anonymous said...

Deb, I love each of these cards. Your color is just beautiful. Isn't fun to color when you have no deadlines! Beautiful work girl.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Your cards are beautiful! I adore that cracked glass effect, it looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just gorgeous Deb. I see you haven't stamped since Dec. I hope all is well at your end of the world. Wishing you well,

Maya said...

Ohh the are gorgeous!!
Looking forward to see new cards from you :)
Hugs from Maya :)