Smooch Draft

I’ve been sick most of this week and haven’t stamped. I spent yesterday and today making tags for Christmas presents. Tonight I decided to get some fun stamping in.

I created the following two cards for the Paper Smooches Draft challenge this week.

The first thing I thought when I looked at the sketch was Christmas lights.


I hand-drew the lines and added the lights. To get the halo effect, I used the back side of the bulb image and used a lighter shade of ink. Then I used Copics to color in the bulbs.

I wanted to create a non-Christmas card too, so I came up with this one.


I love this little squirrel! I’m really happy with the colors on this one too. I ended up with the dropsies on this card, but man am I lucky – the smudge happened under where the squirrel was going – I didn’t have to re-design or start over, whew!

Thanks for stopping by!

Let’s Be Merry
Stamps: All Yule Need, Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Colors: Pure Poppy, White (PTI); Tuxedo Black (Memento);
Hang in There
Stamps: Hang Ups (Paper Smooches);
Colors: Berry Sorbet, Cream (PTI); Brown (Memento);

6 thoughts on “Smooch Draft

  1. Love both your cards. The Christmas lights are fantastic – I love the glow you created around them and the dropsy story is one to which I can relate although not always with so happy an ending.

  2. Your cards are both just fabulous! LOVE the lights, they seem to glow, very creative and fun! And the squirrel card is so cute, love the fun branches! Great job with the sketch, thanks so much for playing along with the challenge this week!!! 🙂

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE those Christmas lights! FAB use of this sketch:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!! Hope you will join in the fun this week:)

  4. Wow! Love your holiday lights card! Funny I made almost an identical card several weeks back! Love this technique!

  5. Congrats on winning this week’s Sparks challenge. Your card is adorable and I love your technique of using the back of the stamp…really clever!

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