Thanks so much for all of your well-wishes for my back . . . I'm still hanging in, with medication but may have to head to the doctor today if it runs out! While in bed with the laptop, I managed to edit these photos and get this post put together for you . . . I hope you enjoy this round of the 12 Inchies of Christmas!
A few Inchie Arts White Inchie Squares and a card kit make for some time-saving holiday cards! I found this Frost Signature Series card kit by My Mind's Eye online, which contains 10 cards & envelopes, sticker accents & buttons:
I stamped Karen Lockhart's Itty Bitty images (from left to right: Christmas Border #3045, Christmas Light #6018, Mittens #3050, Wreath #3044 in the photo above) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Inchie Arts White Inchie Squares and then colored them with the Copic markers shown above.
For the first card, I matted the Lockhart Itty Bitty Wreath Inchie with Spellinders Scalloped Square Nestabilities and used the Labels One die to cut the Merry Christmas sticker. The edges were inked and a button from the kit added to the label.
I used Pink Spica Glitter Pen to accent the wreath -- added over the top of the green Copic marker, this gave the berries and bow the appearance of red, but a softer hue.
For the second card, I placed the snowflake sticker strip on the lower portion; split the Merry Christmas sticker and placed the light bulb Inchie in the middle. My favorite antique copper brads adorn each end of the sentiment. To make the Inchie, I combined two of Karen Lockhart's images -- Itty Bitty Christmas Border & Christmas Light.
I lightly lined the interior of the light bulb with my custom extra-light BG10 Copic marker (half Copic Colorless Blender and half BG10 Copic reinker, mixed in an empty Copic Sketch marker) and then filled in the rest of the bulb with RV000. Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen was added over the top, to try and give the appearance of a lighted white Christmas bulb. Hopefully you can see the the sparkle in this closeup (click on the picture for a larger view):
Silver Spica Glitter Pen was used on the bulb's thread (is that what the screw-in end of a bulb is called? LOL!).
The third card is more of a generic "Warmest Wishes" card -- I thought Karen Lockhart's Itty Bitty Mittens would be perfect for this sentiment sticker. The sentiment was mounted on dimensional foam tape and threaded buttons added to the ends.
The mitten Inchie was mounted to a frame sticker and then popped up on dimensional foam tape. I don't think it's showing very well in this photo, but Clear Spica Glitter Pen highlights the mitten tops and strings.
I hope this project gives you some ideas for some quick & easy holiday cards or just some generic notecards!