I can feel myself switching into Christmas card mode now that there are only
99 days left until Christmas!
Well, before you panic, just know that 15 of those days are Tuesdays, so if you play along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge every week between now and Christmas, you could easily have 15 extra Christmas cards finished, and you just might win a Flourishes prize, too!
I'm your hostess for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, and I'm challenging you to...
"Let It Shine"
Just incorporate a light source in your card: a candle, lamp, lighthouse, fire, the sun---anything, as long as you "Let It Shine!"
Home for the Holidays stamp set. I love that you can change up the look of this stamp just by coloring different wall designs. And, since I've been working on my coloring skills, both with Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers, I made two cards, using each of those coloring mediums. Looking at the photo here, I'm thinking I should have made one more card, using pencils for the wall, and Copics for the rest...just to see what it would look like, ya know. ;)
First off, on this card, notice how my bricks slant a little to the left? Well, that's because this house is very old, and the foundation has shifted and settled. ;) That's my story, anyway. (At least I thought to use a ruler in my second card!) This entire image is colored with Prismacolor pencils, and besides having the porch light, I also colored the windows yellow for the ambient light inside the house. :) Everything is matted with Red Devil and Quick Sand cardstock, from the Poppy and Rich Browns Color Made Easy Paper Collections. (If you haven't tried Flourishes Color Made Easy Paper Collections, you really should. They are exceptional, and you'll love the delicious textures on them.) I used a couple of different Christmas papers, a die cut border, gold Stickles, and a bit of sewing for a nice homey feel. I added Glossy Accents to the light and the panels of glass, but it doesn't show up too well here. Also, the lines of the door are thicker than normal because I went over them with a sharp black pencil. Some of the detail had been lost when my pencils strayed over them. :)
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink, sponged Aged Mahogany Distress Ink inside the die, and added a little flourish die cut, all on a Red Devil cardstock background.
You can see the Glossy Accents added to the glass and light here, as well as the texturized brick. I didn't do any dry embossing on the door or wreath on this card, but left a highlight on the wreath to give the illusion of dimension.
Die cuts, dry embossing, Christmas paper, and a Christmas sentiment, stamped with Memento Olive Grove ink, finish the inside of this card.
So, I'm wondering...did you prefer the Prismacolor card or the Copic card? :)
Well, now it's your turn to "Let It Shine!" And, remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.
Be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs and leave them some blog love, too! :)
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea...that's me!
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Kathy Roney, September our Guest Designer
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!