Friday, December 2, 2022

It's Christmastime in the City!

Hello, Doodlebugs friends!  Michele here today with a quick and easy card to add to your holiday stash - it's crunch time now! We need all the quick and easy cards we can get!  But that doesn't mean they can't still sparkle!

I've stamped the Holiday City View background stamp from Pinkfresh Studio in Versafine Tuxedo Black ink and clear heat embossed them.  Then, after cutting panels using one of Spellbinders' Postage Edge Rectangle die, I added the holiday sparkle using some white gold watercolor paint and the teensiest little brush I could get my hands on to add light to the lights, and sparkle to the rooftops!

I like to hand deliver a few thank you cards to those who host our Christmas gatherings...

This sweet Home for the Holidays sentiment set from HoneyBee stamps worked its charm!
I've used the coordinating dies and popped them onto one of my favorite labels dies from Altenew.
Then did it all over again - in reverse!

With more time I think water coloring this entire panel would be so sweet!  Something to look forward to when things slow down, right?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

=] Michele

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  1. Perfect cards for a Christmas hostess Michele! LOVE the simplicity and graphic feel to these beauties, and of course the black, red & white is always a winning color combination!!

  2. The pops of red are wonderful and I'm loving all the shimmer you added to the city! Marvelous cards, Michele!

  3. Pretty holiday city view cards, Michele! The pops of red are festive, and the sparkle of white gold watercolor paint is so pretty!
    Hideko xx

  4. What a great idea for a holiday hospitality thank you, Michele! I love the black and white with a small pop of red! The houses would be adorable colored or even just one with color.

  5. Oooh, ahhh, what a cool stamp! That first close up is a jaw dropper. The embossing and shimmery paint is just enough!