Anyway, on to more pleasant things - I've a very clean and simple Christmas card to share with you today:
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & Merry; Stampin' Up! - Jar of Cheer
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU - Crumb Cake
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Everyday Jar Framelits
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Season of Style; Copics; Spectrum Noir - Sparkle Brush Clear; Copic Markers
The card is based on the current Fusion Challenge - FUSION#63, both the sketch and the candles in the jars on the graphic photo. I'm also submitting this card to The Card Concept - CC#63 where I picked up the red, green and kraft colours, along with the bold words.
I stamped the jar on some white card and used the matching die to cut it out. I stamped the candle and holly inside the jar and then decided to reduce the height of the jar. I coloured the candle and holly with Copics and added lots of sparkle to them. I cut a panel of design paper for the base of the card and then stamped the bold greeting in black. I adhered the jar to the card and added an extra layer of holly for some depth. On the inside I cut a mat layer of the design paper and on the white panel stamped a greeting and another candle.
I took a close-up of the candle in the jar to show you the sparkle - it's lovely in real-life!!
I think that I've made all of the cards I need this year, so I plan to spend most of today writing them, sticking on address labels and stamps, and putting them in the post. Hopefully, the postman will arrive to pick them up! That's all for now!