|Copic colors used: blue greens (BG49, BG13, BG10), yellow greens (YG17, YG13, YG01), golds (Y28, Y26, Y21, Y000), doves (C3, C1, 0)|
Hey, all! I'm back with a non design team post for a change ;)
A good friend of mine requested a few custom holiday cards back in September including a Hanukkah card. She gave me plenty of time to get my stamping ducks in a row and complete this project, however, I waited until 2-weeks ago to start. The "Cheryl" timeline is ALWAYS askew and grossly underestimated. I never allow for any sort of snags and, of course, they always present themselves at the last moment. Such was the case with this particular card.
I knew for certain that I had a Happy Hanukkah stamp I had purchased years ago, but when it came time to dig it out, I couldn't find it! No way! This is not happening! I finally gave up trying to locate it and resorted to shopping at the local stamp stores to see what they had available, which was a big fat nothing :( I was frazzled and thought for sure I was going to have to throw in the towel on this card. I made one last attempt to find it, pulling out every holiday stamp I've ever purchased, and placing them in piles all over the floor of my craft space. Not a pretty sight, but lo and behold, I found it! Way down in the bottom of a neglected box of stamps, there it sat...brand spanking new and waiting for some ink :)
What a relief! And such a great stamp, too! It is a very large design by Outlines, but the letters are nice and open, perfect for coloring. I checked their site and I don't think it's even available anymore, which is all the more reason why I'm happy I found it.
As I mentioned, this is a very large image, so there was no need for a lot of unnecessary embellishments. Heck, not only was there no need for them, there was no ROOM for them! Anyway, I had a good time coloring this one up. It seems a bit non-traditional, but I'm hoping that my friend likes it :)
I have lots more cards to share over the next few days, so please pop back in for a visit :D Stay crafty!