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Dec 19, 2017

Tis the Season for Handmade Cards

We're a week away from Christmas! There's something about year end-weeks leading up to Christmas and the week after where it feels like a never ending rush to finish up on that one assignment, another last minute chore, one other thing. I hope your household is doing fine and well this particular time of the year- after all this is the time when families near or far gather together to have drinks, eat good food and reminisce about the past. Or ponder about the future.  And the future is of course new year 2018 in about 2 weeks time! 

So before we get really settled for the upcoming Christmas, I'm just going to share some cards I made during one of those rushed moments.  I went safe with my cards by using the traditional colors of the season-the greens and reds.  


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 I made a free-hand drawing of those cute penguins and the snow globes using my 0.2 micron waterproof pen and colored them with Koi Coloring Brush pen.  I added snow to it (cause snow globes gotta have snow, right?) using some Polar White Flower Soft.



I found an image of a poinsetta that I loved and resized it to different sizes to fit onto my card base.  If you're going to use a free image from the net be sure to have it print using a laser printer or you can make a photocopy of your images if you plan to use watercolor so that your image doesn't bleed.  

Disclaimer: Always check with the owner for copyright and permission to use online images.  

I slapped some distress ink in Broken China on my card base.  No blending needed, I wanted to get the harsh line look for the background and I knew that the poinsettas would really pop against it.  Coloring them with Red and Sap Green from Koi brush pens with not much grace either, just having stress free coloring.  



I adhered some smaller flowers with foam tape for added dimension while sticking the bigger ones with double tape.  To date, this is my most favorite Christmas card to make and I can see making similar cards in the near future.  




Well that's all I want to share today. I've sent out some of them so that's that but I think I'll be making a couple more for some 'just in case' occasion.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a Merry Jolly Christmas.