Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Christmas card

Do you ever have visions on how your card will turn out, and then it doesn't?
I spent 3 hours last night trying to come up with a layout. I even had papers picked out to go with my image and after it was colored it just didn't work.  So changed my paper choice then I struggled with a layout! Why does this happen?  Am I being too picky, just trying to get is just so? Maybe the paper was too busy for what I wanted.  I don't know, but came home after work and finished it up.

So here it is:

This cute little row of trees is called "Birds Decorating a Tree" and it even comes with a matching mini stamp.

I stamped the trees using black memento ink on bella's bestest paper and colored with my prismas and gamsol.  Cut out the image with my square nestie. Paper is from the Crate - Snowy Day collection. I used my EK Success scallop punch on the brown piece.  Added some glaze to the light bulbs using my glaze pen. Finished it off with some red ribbon, a button, and some really sparkly glitter on the ground.

Another Christmas card done- many more to go!

See ya!


Dana White said...

I was just looking at this image tonight! After all your struggles it turned out great!!

LindaH said...

you know it is a good card when i am quickly scrolling thru my google reader then have to back up because something caught my eye! you are way to hard on yourself...AND i NEED this stamp!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Oh yeah........I feel your pain..... mental block or something...... Your card is terrific so you did it up right!!!

Crafty Cath said...

Yup! I can't even begin to color until I know the layout and paper. And I struggle - should I use this or that... I typically end up with something just a little different than my vision but I think this turned out great! I love the image - the mini-bella's just asked me for it too so we're all on the same page. Haha.