Fun right?! Oh, and EASY!!! I PROMISE.
Here is my card:
Please keep in mind you can use a real photo of someone you know, a photo taken from a magazine, a picture found online, or one of those black and white staging photos from a new frame! Whatever you choose! You'll see the team changed it up and used different things. I chose to use a school picture of my daughter...simply because I normally send her school photo with my Christmas cards to family and friends. Now it has a sweet little photo holder on the inside of the card ;]
I drew the lamp post image and my friend, Chris Barr was such a God-send...he made it digital for me! I now know how to create digital images (limited...but learning quick) so the next one you see will be my work :O) I also created two sentiments to go with the set, and the very talented Tammy Hershberger wrote the "Happy Holidays" sentiment you see on the front of my card. Her hand writing is so beautiful!! Oh, and I DID make her written sentiment digital. That was harder than it sounds :O) LOL
I paper pieced the wreath and I printed the image twice and colored both bows. I cut out one of the bows and popped it up just a little bit by layering my glue dots underneath. I didn't want it too high, just a little higher than the other paper. I colored the bow and the light in (and surrounding) the lamp with Copics. I colored the lamp post with black ink from the ink pad lid and a blender pen. I then highlighted the post with a white gel pen.
Pretty simple really...just would be nice if I had a real collection of Copics so that I can stick with one technique! I trimmed the Happy Holidays sentiment and curled the edges using my wire coiler from my jewelry tools and adhered it with glue dots under the curled paper. Notice I left the middle raised gently for added dimension. I think it turned out so pretty!
I really hope you can play along this weekend!! If you DO play before the deadline (5 Nov @ 9 pm), be sure to link your card using Mr. Linky on the JUGS blog and send an email to Just Us Girls with a link to your card and your email address. We'll send you your free, Happy Holidays digital stamp set! Created by yours truly (Kristin Bueter) featuring Tammy Hershberger! I hope you like it and USE it! I loved checking out the DT's projects using the set...it was so exciting for me :O) Speaking of...make sure you check out their fantastic projects!! They are SURE to get your creative juices flowing!
Use keyword JUGS5 if you upload to an online gallery. Okay, now it's your turn. Hopefully you understand why I've been MIA lately. This computer work takes a lot of time and a different type of mojo! I hope to learn how to do both without adversely affecting the other.
Have a wonderful weekend!