Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Hanukkah!

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! 


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the colors. Outlines closed, but I was a fan of their stamps too. I may have to get some of mine out now :)

  2. What a beautiful card!! I love the little peek a boo rhinestones, and the coloring is gorgeous!!

  3. The colors on this are stunning! I love the simple embellishments but you are right...that gorgeous image did not need a lot of accents!

  4. Wonderful card! Love your fantastic coloring!
    Great job...


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