Thursday, August 28, 2008

Three Christmas Stockings

You're just going to have to forgive me for making yet another Artful Stamper card. I seem to have no self control....I just LOVE these stamps!

This one is pretty simple. In fact, it's simplicity was one of the things I liked about this card. After looking at the photos of it, I think I need to use this stamp again and "kick it up a notch" when I have a little more time to spend on it. The stamp is called Three Stockings .

I stamped it on watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink then embossed with JudiKins Detail Gold embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow (water based) markers. I did a little shading using a damp watercolor brush.

After assembling my card I added White Liquid Applique to the top of the stockings and cured it with my heat tool. Then I added some Stickles Glitter Glue over the Liquid Applique for a bit of sparkle. I'm not sure, but I think I used Frosted Lace.

Well....I finally took the plunge and ordered some of the Copic Markers last night. Am I about the last stamper in America to finally give in? Geez.....just figuring out which colors to order was a monumental task! I think there are over 300 colors in the Sketch markers. Fortunately, my friend Tosha made some suggestions, so that helped things along quite a bit. I will let you know when they get here...and we will find out if I'm Copic Challenged! :-) I've been reading the I Like Markers blog for a while now. Let's hope that helps!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous Friday!


catdidit said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card! Love those stockings too! I love how you did the top of the stocking, looks so real!

Ahhh!! The copic markers! I LOVE them myself...just having to buy a little at time...sloooowly getting my collection, lol! You are such a talented 'colorer' that I do think you will be awesome with them!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I don't know if it needs kicked up a notch...actually looks completely amazing as it is! Just beautiful!!!

Carol said...

these stockings look beautiful with the embossed gold texture! Love the applique too!
Have fun with the Copics - I'm sure you'll do some beautiful coloring with them.
Be safe down there with Gustav on the way!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are absolutely adorable!

The Country Rose said...

Oooooh! I love this stocking one too :D!