13 December, 2014

Family Christmas Cards

So a while back I bought these great images from Rick St. Dennis. I just love them and I knew they would make perfect cards for my brother , nephew and daughter. The first card I'm sharing uses the image
Nimbleknees Gherkin Christmas Elf . How cute is this guy? This is for my brother. He will love it. I use Rick's images a lot for cards for Greggie. The papers are from a pad I picked up at Michaels last month by Recollections, I really liked it last year also because when I was going through my stash I found one also. Never can have too much paper. I cut the tree from one of the sheets that has a bunch of trees on it.
 In the close up you can see that I have used Glossy Effects on the eyes and metallic pen on the bells. The image is colored with Copics.
And then the inside is finished off with an image from one of the sheets of paper. I forgot to photograph these before I wrote on them. 
 The next card is for one of my nephews and uses the image We're Here For Elf Class, They look like they need it. Papers are from the same pad.
 The eyes on this are done with Glossy Effects that was heated with heat gun until it just began to bubble. And when it dries it has this really great effect.
 And then the inside.
This is a card I made for my daughter and son-in-law who live just outside of  Austin, Texas. I have used the image Eggnog Anyone? I do not remember what paper pad I used for this one. But it was from the year before last, I think. Can't find it right now. 
 I colored the image with Copics and then used little 3-D elements from Recollections. I was digging around for these and found a whole box of things in this color combination. Have got to make more cards. So little time.
 I love the inside of this. I'm not sure where the Sentiment is from.
So I hope you are getting some fun Christmas cards as well as sending them out and I hope you have fun getting ready for Christmas. Today my Granddaughter and I are going to finish decorating the tree and taking the dogs to have pictures taken with Santa. Should be fun.