Happy Friday Everyone. This week the Blogger Challenge group is doing, "Christmas in July" for the theme. It sure felt funny making a Christmas card when it was 100+ degrees outside here.
For this card I started by picking out a very old piece of DP ( Daisy D's) that I've had in my stash for several years now and then picking out a sketch I wanted. This week I managed to get to the MojoMonday sketch on time. I really love having a starting point when I make cards as it saves a lot of time.
Next I picked out my stamps. I borrowed this really cute set of Birdhouse stamps (Hero Arts) from my mom and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils. I stamped a 2nd image and cut out the wreath and mounted it with foam tape over the original. Then I masked the image and sponged on some So Saffron Ink. *Note I am admitting to goofing by stamping the image on Whisper White card stock and then stamping my background on Very Vanilla so that's why I added the sponged ink but it worked. Then I stamped the Linen BG on the reverse side of the pattern dp and used a Scallop Nestie. I added a Felt Poinsettia (Hero Arts) and some punched fronds (MS) of Always Artichoke and a Fire Rhinestone brad for the flower center.
I stamped the background strips with the Holly Flourish BG stamp (Hero Arts) with Garden Green ink on VV cs and then cut it into 3 strips and mounted them onto Always Artichoke cs and layered that to my patterned paper. Next I stamped the Linen BG stamp onto the reverse side of the DP with Riding Hood Red ink and stamped the sentiment with Hunter Green and punched it using a Martha Stewart punch. I tied on some cream ribbon and mounted it with foam tape.
I like how this turned out and hope you do as well. It's fun getting a bit of a head start on Christmas cards so maybe I'll keep it up and try to do more before Christmas rolls around and I'm out of card making time.
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