Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shimmer Gold, Cream, and Scarlet

Lovely shimmery colors for a family anniversary celebration.  I like the embossed textures and the mix of heart, star, and flower shapes.

Card details:

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Card 2015

Our 2015 Christmas card shows Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus in the Bethlehem stable, with an angel, a donkey, and a sheep.  For six years now, we've been using one of my Nativity drawings to print our cards.  This drawing is from my 2014 Advent calendar.   The sentiment inside is "Wishing you all the joy of Christmas!" 

The card has a wide white border and is computer-printed on Neenah card stock.  If you'd like to see my other Christmas card drawings, click here, then scroll down.   And here on my Mostly Markers drawing blog, you'll find my 2015 Advent calendar drawing (work in progress through Christmas Day), some links to six more years of my calendars, and more of my Advent-Christmas drawings as well.  Wishing the season's blessings to all my readers ...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Turquoise Swirls with Plaid

Textures and details in blue, turquoise, and purple.  I like the straight and curvy lines together. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white, Hawaiian shores (light turquoise), tropical teal (deep turquoise), and the bitty dot print from PTI royal velvet (dark purple) pattern pack.
  • I made the plaid paper with PTI plaid builder stamped in PTI Hawaiian shores, blueberry sky (medium blue), and royal velvet inks.  I edged it with Copic marker V17. 
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI tropical teal, blueberry sky, and royal velvet inks
  • Label dies are from PTI my mother, my friend.  The banner is notched with scissors.  
  • Embossing is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cardinal with Branch on Teal

One of my favorite birds, the cardinal, on a leafy (or pine) branch.  I like these colors which could work for winter, but other seasons too.  The layout didn't seem to need a sentiment.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white, spring moss (light green), and the bitty dots print from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) pattern pack.
  • The bird and branch are two-step stamps from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI pure poppy (red), smokey shadow (dark gray), dark chocolate (brown), and ripe avocado (dark green) ink cubes
  • Dies are PTI winter woods.