Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello Rudolph

Hey everyone,

Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend full of visiting with family and friends.  Today is my day to post over at Crafter's Companion USA and I decided to make a Christmas card.

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is over, It's time for me to go into overdrive trying to prepare for Christmas.  That means Christmas cards need to be made and sent out.  This year I find myself using Humphrey the Elephant Christmas Collection for most of my cards.  The images are not only gorgeous, but I find them very easy to color.  As I've only been using alcohol markers for less than a year, this is important to me.  I've found that grey colors are incredibly easy to blend together.  I used Humphrey's Hello Rudolph stamp set and Sheena Douglass'  Paint Fusion Christmas Tree stamp set to set up a snowy Christmas scene.  I love this Christmas tree.  I bought it as soon as it was available at Crafter's Companion online store.  

This is the first card that I have made using Crafter's Companion brand new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  These blendable markers are now available for pre-order and you will be thrilled with budget-friendly they are.  One side of the markers is a fine tipped nib, while the other side features a thicker chisel shaped nib.

To create the "snow", I covered the area at the bottom of the card with Glossy Accents and then poured white iridescent glitter all over the clear glue.  I then shook off the excess and pour it back into my bottle of glitter.  (We never want to waste anything, right)?  This quick and easy snow creates an amazing effect on your card that you will want to replicate over and over.

Have a wonderful day everyone :)



artfuldelight said...

Adorable card!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awww this is so so super sweet. Love it. :)

Stacy H-W said...

Love your card! Miss you!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Eeek Those images are so super cute! Great card and love the snow!

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable! I love that image and the sparkly snow! What a great card :)