December 15, 2011

Finally finished my 1st card in 2011 (Warmest Wishes)

Hi, there,
 My first paper craft creation in 2011 was a season's greetings card to use Fabulous flourish and Classic Holly which I ordered at the beginning of last November, but I received them on Christmas day. Oh yes, this was my first use.
(Last year, there were much rationing delay, misdelivery, and floating mail or parcel among the mails that I sent or I was supposed to receive last holiday season for maybe the security or a economic recession. Did you also annoy it?)
 We are still now in a severe recession spread over the world. It's difficult to recover soon, as you know. Hope we will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel next year!

Well, here is the card.
Made a simple card, though it was a hard task for me to cut out the holly branch. Its coloring is by Copic markers. The Fabulous Flourish stamp is just only heat-embossed. Stamped the sentiment on the sheer part of the ribbon to use StazOn.

Here's a closeup. (Click both photos to enlarge, please.)
The holly branch is a little raised partly. I'm going to send this to Flickr HA group pool to say hello to the members there and to join the ongoing contest.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Fabulous Flourish / S5449, Classic Holly /CG229, Christmas Sayings/ CL343

Other supplies:
Bazzill CS
Tsukineko StazOn / Jet Black, Memento / Tuxedo Black
Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearl / Cranberry, Stickels / Diamond, Embossing Powder / Seaform
Diamond Glaze, Copic Markers, button, ribbon

*I have a trouble in my both eyes. So I can't make out whether the photos is good or not. Sorry.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week, and have a wonderful holiday season!!


  1. So miss seeing your beautiful work, Tomo! Glad that you are making cards for the blog again! If Two Peas sold out the HA goods, this is another good source for international stamper : Simon Says Stamp. com. I bought from this place and it's pretty good, too! LOVE your holly card!

  2. Hi, Virginia!
    Thank you so much for your comment on this post!
    And also thanks for telling me your recommended shop! :)


  3. Beautiful, simple design! I love how you stamped the sentiment on the ribbon. Ellen Hutson is also a good online source, and stocks lots of Hero Arts!

  4. Hi, Donna! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and the shop information!

  5. Happy to see you back and well Tomo!! Hope your Christmas was happy after having such a difficult year!


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