Saturday, 12 December 2015

A Cup of Kind Cheer

As a card maker, my absolute favorite time of year to create cards is Christmas. I look for reasons to make even more cards, and I'm happy that we have a group of tea enthusiasts on Facebook who sponsor a Christmas card exchange each year.

I had whipped up about 6 different designs and 40 cards already, but I was still short on some to give to family, friends and my tea ladies. Then Julee Tilman, owner and illustrator of Verve Stamps, was incredibly sweet to offer a free digi stamp set of A Cup of Kindness. Oh my gosh, this was the perfect set to use for my tea friends, and I got cracking right away on this project.
I used Copic alcohol markers to color these "open" images, which lend themselves to highlights and shading. I followed Julee's sample on her Poetic Artistry Blog as inspiration, including using distress techniques, glitter, and her sentiment from the digi set.

My background snowflake was made with Stampin' Up!'s Festive Flurry Framelits and coordinating stamp set.

I think these Cup of Kindness cards are the favorites of my Christmas creations. I just love them. Thanks again, Julee!!