Sending Warm Wishes!
I have decided that this year I was going to try to do my Christmas cards through out the year. I sent a lot less cards than I wanted to because I waited till the last minute and just couldn't make enough cards.
So for 2017 I am going to be doing a set of Christmas Cards on the last weekend of each month. . . So far so good! LOL!
In my card for January I used Craftin Desert Divas stamp set Prickly and Lawn Fawns Hats Off to You and Merry Messages.
I die cut the base panel from the LF sticheched Rectangle dies and cut the oval focal point from LF stitched oval dies. Next I stamped the santa hat, colored with Copic markers and die cut them out.
I cut strips of green paper at an inch wide and then cut them in half to get a 1x6 strip of paper.
Time for the Cactus! I stamped my cactus on the oval piece and then used Prismacolor colored pencil and gamsol to color them in.
Time to assemble!
I started by adding the green strip of paper to the rectangle base. Next I stamped the sentiment from the LF Merry Messages set using LF Noble Fir ink.
I ran all of my ovals and all of my hats through my Xyron sticker makers to make it easier to put together. I put the santa hat on the cactus then put the oval on the base panel.
I wanted to add a little something to the santa hats so I used a snow marker to create a little puffyness on the hats. To finish off the cards I added a few glittered sprinkles from My Next Stamp.
I really like this card, although I think this one kinda took awhile. I didn't think I would be as labor intensive at it turned out to be. Next time I will try to make it a little easier, or I will do less cards if it ends up having lots of elements to it.
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Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!