I’ve been pumping out the Christmas cards this week! Nothing like waiting for the last minute 😉 Today’s card is for the daughter of my best friend… the niece I never had. I was at a loss for a design, so it helped tremendously to use a sketch. I loved the current sketch from Sketch N Stash, plus it got me to think about what I could use from the stash that had been neglected. I’m happy with how it finally came out!
I used patterned papers from a Paper Studio All Seasons 12×12 pad I’ve had sitting around for far too long… at least a year, maybe two… but cute colors for a girl. The digi images are both from Elizabeth Dulemba, who you know I’ve been collecting from for years now. They were sweet enough for the recipient without (hopefully) being too kiddie. I just love the cute little mouse peeking out of the stocking! They were both colored up with Promarkers, though I have to admit I’m not happy with the results… I apparently grabbed the wrong paper to print on cause the colors bled. Had I not been pressed for time to get the gift $ in the mail, I would have redone both images. Both images are popped up on foam tape.
The Happy Holidays stamp was from a Fiskars set just picked up this week from Tuesday Morning for a steal. The Merry Christmas stamp was from the first Christmas stamps I ever bought… Christmas Owls(?) by Hero Arts, purchased at least 6 years ago. The twine is only 6 months old but I should get credit for using it since there’s so much of it I’ll never use it all! The card candi (also colored with Promarkers) is maybe a year old, and though not neglected, it too will never run out in my lifetime! Ha!
The die cut border was cut on my Silhouette, and I added a offset (shadow) layer to it so it would pop from the background better. The money holder was my own invention, wrapping more of the All Seasons paper around a pencil and gluing as I went. The money slid in easily when rolled up but won’t slip out until pulled out.
I am submitting this into the following challenges:
- Sketch N Stash – #128 –
- Cute Card Thursday – Celebrations –
- Desert Island Crafters Challenge – used #’s 1,2,3,4,&9 –
- Digi Galore – Anything Goes –
- Love to Create – Anything Goes –
- Passion for Promarkers – Include a Sentiment –
I’m also adding this to Elizabeth Dulemba’s gallery 🙂
***Edited 12/30/14 – This card is being featured by Elizabeth Dulemba in her weekly newsletter 🙂