Welcome! I have another Christmas card to share with you tonight, this one made with a couple of JustRite Stampers clear sets, Market Place Clear Alphabet for the letters in JOY, and O Christmas Tree for the banners. Yes, they are Christmas trees, turned upside down. . . Ink colors for the banners and letters were Versamagic Tea Leaves and Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy. Papers are from a Melissa Frances Deck the Halls 6" x 6" paper pad.
I zig-zag stitched a string on top of the banners to hold them together, as well as stitching around the outside of the patterned paper. I used several Spellbinders Paper Arts die templates: Nested Pennants, Nested Lacey Pennants, Blossom Three, Standard Circles Large, and Standard Circles Small. I dyed some off white seam binding with Copic Various Inks YG95 and YG63. I was out of Taupe pearl flourishes, so I airbrushed a white pearl flourish (Zva Creative) with Copic E35. One more Christmas card--DONE!
I wanted to share one more thing with you in case you missed the tool focus article on Splitcoaststampers today. You can read more about the Light Beam Slim Light here. I've had a chance to try one of these for about three weeks now, and I absolutely love it! It's a cool (literally and figuratively) LED light strip; the 12" version uses only 3 watts of power, but is quite bright. In fact, I like it enough that we are planning to put them under our kitchen cabinets as well as in two more places in my studio. You can see how much it lights up my trimmer area below.
This is how my cutting area looked before the Slim Light, and that's with nine daylight fluorescent tubes in my studio! I did not adjust the brightness on the photo--what you see is what it is.
And here is the AFTER my 12" Light Beam Slim Light view--again, no retouching on light levels in either photo. I can actually SEE what I'm trimming now. That's why I'm ordering more. Thanks for stopping by!