Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Christmas in February

You can click on any image for a close-up.

In continuation of my vow to make at least four Christmas cards each month, here are two of my cards for February (nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh?). I think this stamp is sooo funny, especially because every year my husband and I search for the perfect tree. Of course, there IS no such thing as a perfect tree, but we foolishly valiantly set out on our quest to find one every year. :-)

This stamp, from Eat Cake Graphics, is called (appropriately enough) Finding the Right Tree. It was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, then matted on the metallic green paper. It looked kind of flat, so I whipped out the ol' Exacto and cut a couple of pine boughs to slip the image under. I think it gives a little more depth, though still not exactly what I wanted.

I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder for the background and lightly brushed it with Stampin' Up! Handsome Hunter Classic ink, which was also used on the sentiment.

Copic colors used>>>>>

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White Cover, metallic green unknown
Stamps: Image- Eat Cake Graphics, Sentiment- SU Best Yet
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Handsome Hunter
Embellishments: Ribbon and gold dots from Michael's, Doodlebug glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder


  1. I love this card. It is too funny.

  2. I absolutely adore this card! You HAVE to send me a couple of these! (well, not really, but if I beg enough will you? hehehe) what a great idea! I need to do this too. We can be Christmas card buddies! Oooh! This is a great idea for a monthly swap!!!!


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