A photo prompt for week 18 over at Kool Kitty Musings. I chose to use the colours to make these two cards.
I made two everyday cards rather than a Christmas one. My card box has mostly birthday cards in it, so I thought I should have some different cards in stock as well :-) I stamped and embossed the flower (Hero Arts) and sentiments (Stampin' Up), then coloured the flower with Kuretake alcohol pens. I cut a mat from the background paper, making it long enough to be able to punch a border at the base (Martha Stewart), then I tied a ribbon around the mat and assembled everything onto a deckle edge card blank.
A word on the Kuretake pens .....they are the first pens I have ever got on with, I have tried Promarkers and Flexmarkers, but never really did well with them. Now I am building up a my collection of the Kuretakes, a few every month - it does work out to be quite expensive as I buy a replacement brush tip for each pen as well, to go in the broad tip end, but I do like them! I get mine from Cult Pens, who have a wonderful selection of any pen you could ever need!!