Although today I'm really missing my family in the US, I've got plenty to be thankful for. My family here. Our health. Good eats to come our way when we celebrate on Sunday. And on the cardmaking side... stamps sets won from generous online stores. And that oh-so-teensy-Christmas-light-stamp-nestled-in-between-others on one of the zillion stamp sets in my stash. Whuddathunkit?
What the heck am I talking about? Meet this CAS-color-me-happy Christmas card.
Wanted to use this stamp from the set I won at JayGee's Nook to send Judith G. holiday wishes. Wanted to stick to B/W and just color the string of lights on the house. Also wanted to use this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #6:
Feared that using PP behind the focal image would be too much for the outline image. Thought about a dry embossed panel. Then something (who knows what) made me peruse my holiday stamps and sure enough, there on that tiny Hero Arts robot stamp there was this single light. Problem solved! Hand drew the strings, stamped the lights and colored them in. Just a bit of glitter on the snowcovered roof and a touch of twine... I'm likin' the result. Here's a second version.
Also playing at the new CAS challenge blog, Addicted to CAS #1:
Hmm. Just rethought that. What better way to spend the three hours when the kitchen is cleaned up and the guys are doin' the football thing... Go girl!
Supplies for Holiday Wishes:
Paper: cardbase Papermania, CS Neenah
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink : Memento
Other: Sharpie markers, twine, glitter