Saturday, October 1, 2022
Warm Winter Wishes
Hello! I was invited to guest design for the October Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge! This month's challenge is sponsored by Miss Ink Stamps, and they were kind enough to send me some goodies for the challenge. To create my card I started by die cutting the focal panel from a Gina Marie Designs scalloped rectangle die and some real red cardstock from Stampin' UP. I then cut down a smaller panel and using the Miss Ink Stamps Diagonal Lines stencil and Tim Holts distress inks in Shabby Shutters and Fired Brick I created the inked plaid background. To create more interest I freehand drew in some white lines with my white gel pen and added some tiny black dots at each intersecting line. I mounted that panel onto some plain white cardstock and die cut an oval window using a My Favorite Things oval die. I then die cut a smaller oval window into the red scalloped panel using a Spellbinders oval die. I adhered all of the panels together and mounted them up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I stamped the gnome from Miss Ink Stamps Big Mugs stamp set, colored it using my Copic markers, fussy cut the image out, and mounted it in the oval window with more foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from Miss Ink Stamps Season's Greetings stamp set onto white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and cut it down to a small sentiment strip. I mounted more red cardstock behind it and adhered it to the card. I finished the whole thing off with some cute little black gem stickers from Honey Bee Stamp's Fresh Brewed collection.