Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Get a Head Start!


It's time to get a head start on some holiday cards! I don't send all that many Thanksgiving cards - mostly to family and a few close friends. But I am always rushed at that time of the year, so I have decided to make one a week from now until then and I will have enough by the time November rolls around.

Today I used the SCS Sketch Challenge for my layout.

I used the cornucopia and part of a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread's "Give Thanks." I stamped the main image with Palette Noir Black ink and colored it with a combination of Pastel Chalks and Markers. The sentiment was colored with a Chocolate Chip marker. To see the whole set, click HERE.

The cardstock base and middle panels are solid metallic paper with a beautiful shimmer. The paper comes in 5 colors, and is available (along with the new stamp set!) at http://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com
It's never too early to start holiday cards!

Stamps: Give Thanks by Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Very Vanilla, Urban Couture DP by Basic Grey, Metallic Paper (Copper and Bronze)
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Chocolate Chip, various markers for coloring, Copic C-1
Accessories: Pastel Chalks, Copper HPH, large oval punch, photo corner punch

Thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday! I had a wonderful day!

16 comments:

nancy said...

Wow! Love the colors! I'll bet the metallic paper is gorgeous!

Saw your pic on the ODB site!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH wow!!! I'm just catching up on all the blog-hopping I've missed........and you've got absolutely STUNNING cards!!!! And the cutest lil puppy EVER!!!!! We have a Yellow Lab too and she's hyper........but sweeeeet!!! And Happy Birthday..........I hope you were truly celebrated and happy!!!!

Michelle said...

Very nice holiday card! I need to start thinking about mine too. Right now it is so hot outside that it is hard to think about a winter holiday!

Jackie said...

Your card is beautiful...it's nice to think about the holiday right now.

Stephanie said...

Very pretty, love it... How is puppy doing? Hope she is not keeping you up at night!

Joan said...

Stunning card.....I love the background paper. It's so rich looking. Joan

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card! Happy belated birthday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Judy! Your coloring is awesome! Stacy

KOstvig said...

beautiful Card Judy..I never think to make Thanksgiving cards and how cleaver of you to figure out making one a week now...I might have to take on that challenge also in a few weeks...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Happy Belated Birthday and enjoy your new puppy! So cute.

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

Diane - Lost in the 60's said...

Judy, this is just gorgeous! What great coloring and I love the image and that spiffy paper.

Kelley Holland said...

Beautiful....just wonderful!!

Juliana said...

So beautiful!!
Not only is your coloring AWESOME (love the halo around the image), but I love how you captured the warm coziness of Thanksgiving! IN JULY NO LESS!!

katiesniche said...

What beautiful coloring!!! I love that DP with this card!!!

Jennifer said...

Judy you do some wonderful work, I always love looking at your site :)

nancy morgan said...

This is absolutly gorgeous! We are so excited to have you joining the DT over at ODBD : )!!!

And that puppy on your last post...omg, how cute is that? Perfect birthday gift! My birthday is coming up next month and I keep kicking around the idea of a puppy, you may have just enabled me to go for it :0) !!!