Hello friends! I was working away on my Christmas cards when I saw Anne Marie's terrific sketch at The Paper Players this week and decided to use it for another holiday card. I'm also joining Addicted to Stamps and More with a Christmas theme and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
I decided to make a cute Christmas card for one of my many dog loving friends using one of the images from the new Anita Jeram/Colorado Craft Company stamp sets.
I just love this fluffy golden retriever with his hat on (can you say good boy?). I stamped and colored him with Copic markers, then used the matching die to cut him out, then he was mounted onto a white die cut oval with thin foam squares. I'd searched through my cardstock to find a blue to go with the striped pattern paper and came upon this previously die cut scallop oval. Yay, I love it when that happens!
I added the piece of patterned paper to my white card base, then found a strip of Stampin' Up Real Red card stock that worked beautifully for the cross piece (it's like the perfect true red - I always have some in my stash). The focal image was adhered to the card and then the sentiment was stamped die cut and popped up on thin foam squares. Then I decided it really needed some sparkle, so I found the previously die cut zig sag strips of Glitter White paper, added them above and below the red horizontal strip, plus found a few stars from the same glitter paper that I'd punched out last year and didn't use. A little bit of shimmer was painted on the white "fur" on the dog's had as the final touch.
Take care and have a great remainder of your week and stay cool if you're suffering through the many heat waves around the country right now. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Christmas Hats, Happy New Year (both Anita Jeram/CCC)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp), Real Red (SU), Glitter White (SSS), Cool Collab Patterned Paper (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other: Christmas Hats die, Scallop Oval die (Spellbinders), Essential Ovals dies (Ellen Hutson), Stars Border punch and Zig Zag Border die (both ret. SU)
Copics: R59, 46, 27, 17, YR27, 24, 23, 31, 30, W9, 7, 5, 3, 1, 0