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Happy Hogidays!

>> Friday, November 22, 2013

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving? Either planning your menu or packing your suitcases? They say Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. Before we moved from Texas to Georgia, we used to drive here every year for Thanksgiving. It's a long drive, but not too bad. Until one year...we just happened to hit the stretch between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham just as the Alabama/Auburn game was letting out. Oh man! It took us over 2 hours to go that stretch and it's only about 50 miles. After that, we always checked the time for that game so we wouldn't run into the traffic. The whole time we were sitting there, I kept thinking, there aren't this many people in the entire state of Alabama! Where did all this traffic come from?

Since Thanksgiving is almost here, that means Christmas is not far behind and I need to get serious about Christmas cards. As serious as I can get considering I'm using this super fun new Christmas List Piggy. And I really enjoy sticking the Billboard Leonard Pig in holding the greetings on these pig cards. Since it's a Christmas card, I added a Santa hat to Leonard. On the scene, I stamped the lamp post, masked the bottom then stamped the Christmas list pig in front. After coloring w/ Copics, I added a red die cut frame and stamped the border around it. I had to cut out the top part of the lamp post  in order to have it on top of the frame. I added a big die cut bow and I instead of coloring in the greeting in all solid letters, I did a candy cane stripe on some. The card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used. Do y'all like seeing the colors or does it help you when you're picking colors? Hope so.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Christmas List Leonard 1047G (new! coming soon!), Leonard Pig Billboard, Happy Hogidays Greeting (new! coming soon!), Lamp Post, Santa Hat, Christmas Word Edger
paper: white, red
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders labels 8 die, Quickutz bow die, 


Shelia said...

cute card, Julie. I really like the scene you created with the lamp post!

Karin said...

Fantastic layering of images to create this super holiday card!

Sue said...

Cut,Cute,CUTE! The lamppost si perfect behind Leonard reading his list and I LOVE how you colored him with the golden glow reflected in his hat and on the toys - WOW!
Great job on the candy cane letters too!

Kecia said...

Look at this! Once again I must comment and say you are a master at combining images into something spectacular. Fabulous coloring!

Such an adorable card!

Jennifer E. said...

Stunning! Love the layout and the scene you created! Awesome job combining so many different stamps!

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