My first Christmas card of the year. Although it's hard to think of Christmas when it's green and sunny outside. My day off today was spent doing something I wanted instead of running the kids all over. Daughter didn't miss the bus, so I didn't have to drive her. (Although that only requires throwing a hoody on over my pj's). Son didn't forget something at home that I had to run into the school. The whole day was mine. Except for 45 minutes at lunch with hubbie. After school we had to attend a parents meeting for my daughters France trip. I so wish I had done the exchanges when I was in school, and am very pleased that my daughter is wanting to go. Next year she will spend two weeks in Lyon France with a French student. In return the student will spend two weeks here. It will be such an adventure for us all.
Back to my card. I stamped my poinsettia in black ink. Coloring was done with Spectum Noir blendable pencils. Still practicing with them. I then tried to do a shadow around the flower, but didn't really like how it was turning out. I found some gold mist in my stash and spritzed just my flower at first but didn't like that, so I did the whole card. The centre of the flower is white pearls that I colored with a gold Sharpie marker. The sentiment is a gold outline sticker.
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Another day off tomorrow, so hopefully time for another card. Starting Friday I'm on a 10 day stretch at work, because the bookkeeper is on holidays.