Monday, November 22, 2021
Have A Very Merry Christmas
Happy Monday! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this week. This year is slipping by so quickly. I'm in Christmas card mode for the rest of the month and still have quite a few I have to make before I get mine mailed out. I saw the current sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps weekly challenge and was inspired! I had just picked up the October issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft and there was a darling little freebie that came with that month's edition...Margaret Sherry's Christmas Cuties stamps and snow globe die! Gotta love free stuff, right? I stamped up the darling little mouse pulling Rudolph on the sled onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the image to create a winter scene using my alcohol markers. Using the snow globe die cut I cut it once using the white cardstock and then a second time using black. I colored the hearts and the star with my alcohol markers and inserted them into the die cut panel along with the focal panel. Then following the sketch I adhered some Stampin' UP basic black cardstock to my white A2 card base, then a slightly smaller white panel. To that I added my sketch elements from the My Mind's Eye Christmas Wish 6x6 paper pad to the card, matting each piece with more black cardstock for some nice contrast. I stamped the sentiment from the same Margaret Sherry stamp set at the bottom right corner using Versafine onyx black ink and added a few black gems from my stash on either side of the sentiment and some white gel pen details to the critters to finish off this adorably cheery Christmas card!