As I was sorting my stash of Christmas cards, I realized that I have quite a few. In fact, with a few more designs over the next day or two and I will be done. Last night before I went to bed, I sat thinking of some sets that I love and haven't used yet this year. "Believe" from PTI came to mind. I can't tell you how many of those darn Santa images I colored last year. That set was well-worn by me and this year it hasn't even been touched. Since Santa was probably still taking a break from last year, I decided to ink up this tree image. I love how it has berries on it to give it some contrast. I also embossed the burgundy piece with my "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder. I kept thinking of *A Partridge in a Pear tree* while I was coloring the tree, so that is why I chose to use that embossing folder. Silly, I know! As I was pulling out my cuttlebug, to do the embossing, I spied some little die-cut ribbon slides I bought when I first got my cuttlebug and they never get used. I have no idea why, either, they are so stinkin' cute. You will be seeing more of them in my designs since I have rediscovered them. LOL!
My images were colored with an assortment of copic and prismacolor markers. I added some stickles to all of the berries. I pulled it all together with some of the scrumptious satin ribbon I picked up at Target the other day. I sponged all of the edges using Vintage Photo distress ink for an aged look.
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Believe-Papertrey, Ink.
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Copic and Prismacolor markers
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, PTI Vanilla
Accessories: Satin Ribbon by Club Wed *Target*, Cuttlebug die for ribbon slider, 3/4 inch circle punch, 1/16 inch hole punch, Birds and Swirls embossing folder, silver brads
P.S. I am going to try and post as much as possible this week, but I do have quite a few design deadlines, Christmas to still get ready for, and life in general, so please bear with me if I am MIA a bit. Like I said, I am going to *try*!