Monday, November 30, 2015

fa, la, la, la, la,!

hello! I'm back and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving break, I hope you did too :)

I've got a simple-ish card today using Mama Elephant's Alpine Carolers set.

(I don't know what is up with this photo, the glow around the star is super subtle in real life and the star is more of a dull gold shade. weird.)

and here's the inside:

This card had a bunch of masking - seriously, every person and the tree were masked off at some point - but other than that it was a pretty quick card. I started off by stamping my people on a piece of Neenah cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Then I stamped the people again on masking paper and cut them out and masked the people off. I die cut a snowy slope mask and placed that over the people. Then I stamped the tree and star in the background. Finally I masked them off to do some ink blending. I blended some squeezed lemonade distress ink around the star and tumbled glass around the bottom of my sky. Next I removed all of my masks and did all of my coloring with Copics. I stamped the sentiment and the music notes in Hero Arts black ink. I pierced the holes in the bottom and tied a string of baker's twine through them. I mounted the panel on a gray card base with foam adhesive. I stamped the inside sentiment and music note on another piece of Neenah cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhered that to the inside of the card to finish it off!

We went to Ocean City in Maryland last week on Tuesday afternoon and stayed until Sunday afternoon in a gorgeous condo right on the boardwalk. (seriously, this place was like a palace, it had showers with 8 shower heads, chandeliers in every room, and a million breakable things to keep Bree away from) We were there with my 4 parents, a big group on Thanksgiving, and my stepsister came for a few days. It was a very chill vacation - there were plenty of other adults to watch Bree so I even got to take naps - it was wonderful! I was kind of worried that it would be hard to get back in the studio and start making stuff immediately - sometimes after a vacation it takes me a few days to make anything I like - but thankfully this card came together pretty quickly. This week I get to start this year's December Daily! I'm so excited to decorate my album cover (hopefully today)! I'm also hoping to design my Christmas card this week. I'm thinking this might be the picture for this year's card, what do you think? I can't really decide. :)

Anyways, thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with something tomorrow! 



1 comment

  1. Cute card! Glad you had a little bit of a break, but welcome back!


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