Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My first Christmas Card attempt

Well so I finally tried it. I tried my first Christmas Card. I don't have any Christmas sets yet, but I do have two Christmas stamps, a House Mouse one and Wise Siamese by Stampendous.

I was at Michael's last night and it was storming and lightening and tornado sirens were going off everywhere around...and what was I doing? Stamp and pen shopping. I ended up with Wise Siamese, two Sakura Stardust pens and a couple of Sakura GellyRoll Glaze pens to try out.

Tornado sirens are still going and reports of a funnel cloud sighted are at Main and Brice...well I was at Brice and Tussin which is about oh....3/4 mile away and what was I doing?

I was at Hobby Lobby...stamp and pen shopping! Didn''t buy anything at Hobby Lobby, but I did start to head home then....but had to stop at Kroger for a new round of Anti-Biotics, since the Z-pack didn't seem to murder my sinus infection in it's tracks last week. Went home, took drugs, was sick for hours....watched storm, blah blah blah and then slept.

So I got up this morning and stamped. Here's what I got out of it....my first attempt at a Christmas card...

Alright. I used a multi pack of Michael's generic CS for the paper. The stamp is Wise Siamese by Stampendous. I colored the cats to look like mine. From right to left: Cosette, Tonks, Chloe. I did the gamsol magic technique for the coloring and then added Stickles to the crowns to make them sparkle. The blue background is stamped with swirls found at Joann's in VersaMark and then popped with Pearl-ex for a bit of shimmer. And finally...the edges of the red mat and card are sponged with blue craft ink from Joann's.

Let me know what ya'll think of it...I think it needs something, the DBF thinks it's perfect, my mom likes everything I do, and my friend Jen can't get past how cute the cats are!


MargoPego said...

Hi! I'm a member of SCS & saw your link. So I came over to check it out. Great blog, & your card's so cute! :D

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a great stamp image for cat lovers!

Renee said...

What a great card! I'm a cat lover and this card made me chuckle.
You did a wonderful job on it too! (still loving the cat stamps ;-)
Have a wonderful stamp happy day!
(aka: happystamper05 SCS)