Monday, November 25, 2013

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” This time of year is my favorite for creating Christmas cards. I always do the traditional and complimentary colors, red and green, even in my house. I may add the touch of gold or purple, but the majority of my cards will be very strong in red and green. With that rule, “The Night before Christmas” image, designed by Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD) for I Brake for Stamps (IBFS), was perfect for those two colors. You can find this little guy in digital format in the RSD’s digital section under the Randi Dandi Section at IBFS.

I colored “The Night before Christmas” with Copics and added some Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen for some accents. After I fussy cut the image I layered it on Stampin’ Up!’s Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Copics used:
Mouse: E21, 23, 25, 27, 29, and R02
Holly leaves: YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Candle, ornament, & bow tie: R20, 22, 24, 27, 29
Berries: RV91, 93, 95, 99
Candle holder & Background:
Y00, 11, 15, and YR23, 24

My dies cuts are Spellbinder’s Holly Motifs. Before I release the cardstock from the die, I distressed the embossed areas with Gathered Straw Distress Ink and added Stardust glitter pen to those areas.  The cuts around my main image are from the biggest die, but cut into fourths and the added to the back of the layered image. Finished it off with some flat-backed red pearls. My designer paper is from the Bazzil Basics Countdown to Christmas collection.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me. Wishing everyone in the United States a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Aletha Jane

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