Tuesday, August 27, 2013

High Hoped Challenge - Pearls or Gems?

Howdy -

The Doll show this weekend was good, but honestly Sunday and Monday we were sort of out of it. Just did the have to things around the house and farm, other than that we were just calm. Like being calm don't you? But now we have a very long list of "too do's" - projects that we have been saying for the past couple of weeks... "after the doll show we have a few weeks to get some things done"... urgh... now we have to get some things done. Oh well I love getting things checked off the list though.

Today though I have a card for the High Hopes Stamps Blog Challenge - the challenge is to use Pearls or Gems on your card. Well that is easy - Now technically I didn't use pearls... but instead Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen... they look like pearls so I don't think I will get an "X" in following directions.

I used the new Santa image called "Elegant Santa" - he is so handsome don't you think? I love the vintage feel of this Santa. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and again this week I colored the back ground so his beard would pop.. and man it pops in this photo doesn't it???  I also used the Sm Open Holly stamp to create corners - I really love this little stamp!

My papers are My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas - I used a piece of one of the papers as the sentiment. I layered up three pattern papers and matted each piece with dark green card stock. I cut out the Open Holly stamps and popped them on the corners.

The borders are an EK Success punch, I punched in kraft card stock then layered behind it a cream scrap card stock. so the holes would show up more. I then dotted the Viva Decor Pearl Pen in the centers of each of the designs.

Inside I simply used one of the pattern pieces -

Here are the Copic Colors used 

Make sure to visit the High Hopes Stamps Blog Challenge and see all the Pearls and Gems - then join us for some fun and a great chance to win more High Hopes for yourself!!

Hope you have a great day -
HUGS and-


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie as always, gorgeous colours too hugs Pops x x x

Carol Dee said...

That's a lotta dots! The pearls are pretty. Very real pearl look. The vintage papers are great with this Santa image.