At any rate, the challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog was to create a Christmas Card. Well I didn't really have an image that I thought would work for what I wanted to do, so it was a great excuse to go shopping(as if I needed an excuse). Oh but to make it better, it's Phindy's End of Summer Sale, buy 3 and get one free(enter discount code PS914). Check it out here at the Phindy's Place Store. You won't be disapponted.
I know, I know, just get on with it. The image I chose is called Milk and Cookies for Who? Isnt' he the most adorable little fellow, and no I don't mean the cat. I decided I wanted to do a gate card, but to make it more interesting add an aperture to it. I wanted you to have a peak of my image from the outside of the card. I cut a circle of clear acrylic and then a circle of green. The holly leaves were a free image from Birds Cards blog, that I traced in my MTC software and cut with my Cricut. I added some leaf lines and shaped them a bit, finally adding some red jewels for my holly berries. It's really hard to tie a decent wreath both using 1/4" satin ribbon. I'm much better with 3" wide ribbon. I added the snowflakes to the front, so that I could catch the lip of the wreath under them to hold the card closed. Does that little glimpse of my little fellow give you a clue to the inside of the card?
The papers and the Christmas tree were in a free download from Shabby Princess called Holiday Magic. I colored my images with my Copics and then cut them out. They didn't stand out enough on the stripe, so I added a the blue deckled rectangle(sort of looks like a rug) and the two scalloped circles in the back. If I were an artist, I'd have made a fireplace. I used foam mounting to raise my images. Inside was still a bit blah and needed something. The Christmas light border was a free svg file from 4 Shared Free download(I'd love to give credit to the designer of the file). I again used MTC to resize it and then cut with my Cricut. I cut the lights out of white card stock and colored with copics, adding some white highlights and then covering with Glaze. I love the way they turned out. Sentiment was the last thing added, and it is one of the downloads from Create with TLC's Holiday Package.
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