At stamp club last week we had Christmas in July and made some festive cards. Cheryl was the hostess and wanted to try out the new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!, so we colored the poinsettia and leaves. We also colored the pearls in the middle of the flower. These alcohol markers open up so many possibilities for coloring, along with stamped images, add pearls, rhinestones, patterned paper,and clear glue to the list!
You can't see it very well in the photo but the panel is brushed gold and has a shimmer to it, it's really pretty and a nice heavy weight. I have a feeling I am also going to find lots of uses for that new gold ribbon!
This scalloped tree wasn't one of the cards we made at club but I thought it was a fun way to use the Striped Scallop die. Maybe next time I will cut it so more of the scallops are closed so it looks more like a tree. I used the Blendabilities to color more pearls for the "ornaments" on the tree.
Which card would you rather get in the mail?