Monday, August 30, 2010

Believe! - Lacey Circles

Good Morning,
Did a little crafting on the week-end and a little touring around. Thought Saturday was supposed to be a little cooler so thought it might be a good day for a drive with the top down. Wrong ... it was still too warm but we did drive through a few new small towns.

Friday night we went out for our usual beverage and snack food. We went to an establishment called "Tailgators". You guessed it...I thought I should try alligator. Of course it was breaded and deep fried but it was very good. What did it taste like? Chicken. Pretty bland actually.

Onto my card. This is one of four stamps in the Vintage Christmas set from Just-Rite Stamps.For cutting all the circles I used Nestabilities Classic, Scalloped, and the new Lacey Circles. Santa has a vintage feel to him so the image was stamped on vanilla cardstock and the edges sponged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and the edges on the red cardstock distressed with Pumice Stone.
Gold embossed the outer circle of the stamp on black cardstock. Background paper is Basic Grey - Jovial and the narrow strip on the front is the reverse side of the large piece.

The beard and the hat fur were both colored with Copic C-1 but on the fur I added Diamond Stickles. Like the effect. These aren't up in Deborah's shop yet but I know she has some in stock. Diamond is one of my favorites cause it goes on smoother and is less chunky.
Dew Drops - Christmas Drop Collection (border)
Tear Drops - Christmas Favorites (bottom right hand of card)
Copics Used
C1 & C3 (C1 for hat and beard - C3 for shading beard)
E21 (Baby Skin Pink) E51 (Milky White)
Colored face first with E51 and shadowed with E21
R11 (Pale Cherry Pink - lip)
B00 (Frost Blue - eyes)
R46 (Strong Red for shadows)
R17 (Lipstick Orange - for coloring hat and suit)
My paper had an orangy tint to it if your paper is more red try R27 (Cadmium Red)

Last night I was organizing photos and found some of the very first cards I ever did. I post some pics of those tomorrow. 



Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Yvonne....

Deborah said...

Loved the card and the nestabilities. Can't wait for them