Welcome back everyone! We’re doing things a little different this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for our December challenge post. There is no sponsor this month, so the DT could use anything from their stash this month to make their critter projects! Now if you follow me here, you know I’m a huge fan of Jane’s Doodles stamps. Jane posts free digis on the Jane’s Doodles blog periodically, but I’m seriously addicted to their clear stamps (and own most of the store… shh, don’t tell my husband!). I combined 2 of their Christmas/winter sets to create today’s slimline scene card. It looks complicated, but the card came together in a couple hours, including drying time.
I used painters tape cut with scissors in a rolling hill shape to mask off a road for my car, and ink blended with Distress Oxide Hickory Smokes. Then I cut another piece to create the snowbanks and ink blend the sky with 3 pink shades of Oxides… Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar and set the card base aside to dry. I stamped all my chosen images from the Winter Fun and Driving Home For Christmas sets on bristol smooth paper and watercolored them with Tombow markers. When dry I fussy cut them out and played around with my scene. Once I knew how I wanted it laid out, I chose a sentiment from the Driving Home For Christmas set and stamped it on the background. I carefully added my scene pieces with foam tape for dimension, then added a little Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the snow caps and snowbanks to finish it off. Here’s a closer look at the coloring, though the sparkle is hard to capture in photos.
Now despite the fact that there is no sponsor this month, there is still a prize… a fun clear stamp of winter sentiments. Full details are in the challenge post at 2CCC to see a picture and to check out what the rest of the DT made using their stash! I always think these types of challenges give you a better idea of the true style of the designers when they can pick their own supplies. And if you like what you see, be sure to visit their blogs, leave them some love, and give them a follow if you like their style. We all appreciate your comments and follows so much, and it keeps us motivated to keep creating to inspire you!
I hope this card puts you in the holiday spirit, and that you can find ways to enjoy this special time of year in a year that has been exceptionally hard for so many. I hope you find the strength, resolve, and faith to help deal with the challenges we’re all facing, this year. I am making a point to appreciate the little things and fall back on my faith that the bigger things will work out for the best, in time. Take care, crafty friends!