Saturday, November 22, 2008

Season's Sweetings

I've been dying to use Taylor's yummy holiday cupcake stamp set, and this paper from i {heart} papers was just the perfect complement to the tree. I decided to use Jen's wonderful sketch. For the horizontal stripe I used some of this luscious embroidered satin ribbon (also from i {heart} papers). This image is colored with Copics, but what you can't see in this scan (I really need to get a photo tent) is the sparkle from the Spica pens I used on the tree ornaments and the cherry on top of the cupcake. The star on top is colored with a gold marker, and the designer paper is also outlined with the same gold marker, although not very neatly; I actually decided after it was all put together to outline that piece.

I still don't know for sure what I'm using for my own cards this year, but this is a contender. One of the things I'm focusing on is a card that's flat enough not to need extra postage. I love using bling and ribbon, but the bumps and bows have caused several cards to be sent back to me for additional postage in the last few months, and me no likey that.

So waddya think?


Cathleen said...

This is really, really cute! What a fun card!

Tracey said...

Very cute card!!