Thursday, 19 September 2013

More Christmas, more poinsettias...

Merry Christmas from our home to yours

Hip, hip, hooray for Friday Eve! Hip, hip, hooray for a new CASE Study!

C'mon peeps, you know the drill by now. We have the queen of markers, Kathy Racoosin, on board as our CASE Study muse and we get to be inspired by her wonderful card:

Check out the original post of this card here!

I was really inspired by Kathy's card. A lot. Here are the things from Kathy's card that I incorporated into mine:
  • Flowers
  • Dry Embossing
  • Stamp Embossing
  • Layout
  • Colouring with Markers
Merry Christmas Close
Kathy has certainly inspired me to play with my markers more. It was so theraputic to just sit at my desk and colour. Admitedly I had one-hundred-and-one other things that I should have been doing at the time, but time-out to colour won over. *wink*

tips and tricks
  • I use a fine nib adapter on my Promarkers to enable me to colour right up to the embossed lines of the poinsettia. 
  • If you do end up colouring on to an embossed line, you can always use a colourless blender pen to take the ink off. It's a little fiddly so it's best not to get ink on the line in the first place!
  • Colouring directly on to kraft cardstock mutes colours down so have fun experimenting! My super bright, bold Poppy Red marker turned into a rich red; perfect for a poinsettia. :)
So how does Kathy's card inspire you? Take a peek at what the rest of the CASE Study DT created for the ultimate mojo boost and play along with us! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! (Friday counts as the first day of the weekend in my book!)


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Taheerah said...

Love how just part of the poinsettia is stamped Aimes - fabulous detail and your colouring is fantastic!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness Aimes...your coloring on the poinsettia leaves is truly AMAZING!

Laurie said...

Oh Amy! Your cards make me so happy! This is stunning!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love your coloring on the poinsettia and especially how you just used part of the image.

Katie said...

BEAUTIFUL, now I am going to have to see if I have a stamp like that. I think I do. PINned it, of course!

Debby Hughes said...

Oh happy sigh! This is absolutely stunning Aimes! Love, love, love, love, love, LOVE!

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous, Aimes! This is stamped to perfection.

Christina said...

Oh my heavens, this is incredible! Your poinsettia is just amazing with the white embossing and perfect coloring. It's going to take all of my will power not to steal your design for my Christmas cards this year! LOL!

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