Hi… Well, we are officially in the month of December, so let the holiday spirit begin! This year, I am committing to making the holidays less frenetic and focusing on quality time spent with family. It is a season of “light” both physical and spiritual. I hope you, too, can hold on to the moment amid all the “to do’s” – With that in mind, I created a card using a La La Land Stamp called “Christmas Lantern Marci”.
First, the inspiration for this card came from Sara Winter (aka “Daisy Dreams” blog here). Her work is an inspiration to me and if you click on the link above, you will see this Marci in different colors and so beautifully embellished on her cards. I asked for permission to use her card for a copic class I am teaching on “reds” and so in doing so, I created my own version of her beautiful card.. thank you Sara!
Marci is colored with copics on Make it Colour Cardstock. I had to paper piece her hat as I tried once again to add glitter over the Sharpie Paint Pen polka dots and it just causes the paint pen to run and fade. So, I colored another hat and paper pieced it over this one. I used the softer E30’s and 40’s colors for her dress and R59, 39, 29, 24, 22 and 20 for her coat, shoes and hat.
The design paper is from Teresa Collins’ Christmas Cottage. The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash. The holly lace flourish die is from Cheery Lynn Designs. Flowers and heart pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flourish and parts of the image were coated with Snow-tex, Martha Stewart Snow glitter and Stickles Diamond glitter. The image was outlined in dark blue Pebbles iridescent chalks.
Have a great day and thanks for your kind comments! I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girls- Ho, Ho, Ho
Addicted to Stamps- Christmas Time
Amusing Challenges- Die Cut
Cr84FN- Color Challenge
No Matter Which Challenge-Christmas
Divas by Design- Glitter and Sparkle