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9/1/11

This way or that ?? With Mimi or without??

Hello Friends :) Anything new since yesterday? I hope only good stuff.
Today is my day on the blog at Penny Black. Did you know that Penny Black gives prizes for comments if you are a club member and don't forget about the weekly challenges too.... more prize opportunities :)

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While we are on the topic of "club member" don't forget that you get first crack at the photos of the newest stamps and special project cards etc.

You most likely know that we are featuring the Mimi stamps on the PB blog so without further a do I present my card to you. I like how it looked before I added Mimi and her pooch as you see below. I can't wait to ink up the other stamps in this transparent set called "Christmas Express".  The "Holly Tree" is a cling stamp and you can make a quick Christmas or holiday card with it.

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There's lots of little details in this card. The first thing I did was stamp the tree with black ink on watercolor paper. I colored the holly leaves with Tombo water color markers...so quick and easy. I wanted to make the trunk of the tree taller and thicker and to achieve that I used markers the same markers from Tombow. The snowy hills that are super easy to cut & layer. I think that this glitter is what made these snowy banks super cool as in temperature cool..lol

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After "coloring" the leaves and berries I used my paint brush to dab on some green stickles on the leaves. Looks so pretty in person :) Notice the berries?? I applied red stickles on the berries THEN I added a blob of glossy accents on top.... it gave the berries such a nice, round, sparkly and a realistic look.

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I distressed the background, stamped the snowflakes with "Crystalline" (I use this set all the time) with white ink and then dotted with a white gel pen. Mimi & her pooch were colored with Copic markers and I used the new Copic paper that really blends the colors faster than regular white paper. If you give it a try I would love to hear what you think. I stamped on her hat with this & added falling snow on top.

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It's always a luxury when I have time to finish off the inside. I love the metallic inks and wanted to give the inside a different look. I stamped this elegant sentiment on vellum and some more of my snowflakes.
I hope your day is a happy one and thank YOU for your visit. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. If you want to see a few cards with the "Crystalline" snowflake transparent set click here, here & here.

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25 comments:

Jess said...

Your cards always amaze me Kathy!

This one is so full of dimension and life - a true Christmas scene - brilliant!

Shirley N said...

So gorgeous and magical Kathy, love this!

Chelle said...

Gorgeous card.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Kathy it is always fun to see what you and Mimi will be doing next. A masterful scene filled with sparkle and shine.

Kelly said...

Stunning card. Such beautiful coloring of very cute images. Love the berries with stickles AND glossy accents!!!

Lin said...

Love that holly tree stamp! Beautiful card, Kathy, either way!

joy said...

Any card looks great with a Mimi image; but I like the tree by itself also!

Barb said...

Gorgeous work, as always, Kathy! The details you add to each of your cards makes them so very special! Just LOVE this one! Hugs! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Love this you Ubber talented Girl...Sooooooooo Cute!!!! xoxoxo!

Marie Moore said...

Kathy, I love what you did with the Holly Tree stamp both with and without Mimi. And the inside of the card is lovely.
I love tthe details and techniques you put into every card you show us. Your creativity is a gem!

Anonymous said...

Love the detail of your card. I have been checking out your blog daily and just placed an order with Penny Black for some stamps...can't wait to get them! I just wish I would have ordered them a week earlier so I would have them to play with this long holiday weekend...keep up the inspiration Kathy!!

Lori

Kelly Massman said...

Always love coming to your blog! Your projects always put a smile on my face!!!!

Sandra said...

Just amazing l do like your creations:) Sandra H

Kathy (krolski) said...

Stunning! Love the berries with the glossy accents!

Latrice said...

You are amazing at creating scenes! Seriously this is so great. I must try this Copic paper. I use Neenah right now.

Kim C said...

This card is one of the prettiest I've ever seen! Love all the details you put into it! Thanks for sharing!

Tenia Nelson said...

so so cool!! tfs!!

donna mikasa said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous!! Had to come to your blog to see the yummy details--the berries, the snow. Even without Mimi, your card is just fabulous! Love the inside, too. Such a masterpiece, K!!

Paula (PEP) said...

That tree is striking & I love your berries. The sky with the snowflakes had me mesmerized too & I particularly like all your patterning details on the images. The snowdrifts are lovely & I like how that little dog sits in one.
Paula (PEP)
PS - I should have thanked you earlier for your lovely comment on my blog; it really made my day.

Eve said...

Kathy, what a BEAUTIFUL card!! Mimi & a doggy look like as if they are really in the snow!! mimi's hat is cute too:-)I never tried to use glitter glue & then, glossy accent! I'll def.try that! :-)

Tiffany said...

I'm loving this, way too cute, Kathy! It's so festive and getting me into the Christmas mood!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Wow Kathy - this is a magical work of art! Seriously fabulous! :)

Jana said...

These are wonderful! I hope that when we see each other you will show me how you did the blue background with the holly tree.

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the way you build up the layers and add so much dimension to them.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

Fika said...

Ow my goosh.. i'm gasping here and almost forgot to take my breath, lol. It's so FANTASTIC Kathy!! only YOU can think all the details like that.. from leave to trunk to realistic berry, the hills. With or without Mimi and her puppy, your card is just AMAZING!! wish your creativity can be contagious (at least to me.. lol :) xoxo, Fika!

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