There's quite a few photos here so I won't go on to much, keep the to the details.
For this card I have used a few Stamp sets and die sets to set the scene. Love the Santa and so glad I got him. He suits Australia to a 'T'. I coloured him up with copics and I actually bought him with the dies so die cut as well even though he would be easy enough to cut out. It was the other parts of the set that are more fiddly.
I used a MFT grass die to give me a layer of grass and a stitched half circle die for the Peek-a Boo
window. Santa is on the inside. The grass on the outside. I trimmed the sentiment so that on the outside is 'I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit'
and on the inside is 'but Ive lost my bottle opener!' and there is a coconut drink waiting there for Santa (maybe its an alcoholic coconut drink.......
This angle the card looks like its swollen but you get the idea. Neat card, I got the idea from the great card Jenni Murray had made for the Muse Challenge this week.
This next card came as inspiration from a couple of challenges. At AAA Challenges the theme is circles, at Less is More its Emboss Resist and at CASology the Theme is Soft. I think I have met the themes for all three.
For CASology SOFT my interpretation has been using soft colouring from the soft white sparkle embossing, to the very soft pink blending and the soft pink mirror card and gems on the card.
These tags are now on Christmas cards that went to the Caring Hearts Card Drive but I took photos so I could add to Tracey's Challenge and I am running out of time.
I made the cards and didnt even notice that I had a bit of stray ink on the side of this tag but I am just going to ignore it now. The card is al finished off. This tag looks fine with the one tree but
I like this one better with the three trees. This stamp set is a set from Papertrey. I managed to do very well recently and got a pile of stamps and dies all for 2, 3 or $4 each which was brilliant especially as some are now in the vault and now cost $46. So even though postage is high it was totally worth. This was one set, they are cute little trees and come in three pieces. I used Hero Art Inks. I did try my Altenew Inks first but Im not that happy with coverage with their inks so went Hero Art and liked that coverage better. Just tried different colours till I was happy. Then added vellum behind. Blue vellum for one and shear patterned vellum for the other. Very fine ribbon for the tag tops.
I was originally inspired by Daria's tag
but having to take into account the tragedies I have and also the tree stamps I don't have I had to make do the best to could so even though I started with her inspiration I went a different way but thats what crafting is all about isn't it.
Okay thats it for today, only another 100 cards for Christmas to go hahahahah.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hoe you come again soon.
The Santa Card
wonderful little card.I have gone with the same design but
put Santa on the inside rather than the outside so behind the grass
not infant of the grass. Also that same half circle look.
The soft pink christmas tree covered in circles
the pink Christmas Tress