Tuesday 29 March 2016

First Christmas Card of the Year

Compared to last year, I'm late getting started with my Christmas cards this year. But luckily there is still almost nine months to go, and to be honest, I really don't send that many cards, so I should still be fine. I think I even have a few cards left over from last year to be honest. 

Today's card was inspired by the current Lawnscaping challenge where the theme is to include something sweet on your card. I thought I would use the adorable Party Animal and some Christmas goodies from Holiday Party Animal. It's all very simple to be honest, I coloured the stamped images with Copics and die cut with matching dies. Then it was just a question of die cutting the tag from Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper and some vellum snow using the Stitched Hillside Border dies. I stamped the sentiment using the Happy Everything stamp set and die cut a panel from the red Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper. I'm also linking up my card with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "We can see clearly now" (use something clear, like acetate or vellum), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is to use a sentiment, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where anything goes and Sweet Stampin' Christmas where the theme is Cute Christmas.

Card: white 300 gsm textured card, Neenah Solar white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Party Animal and Holiday Party Animal and matching dies, Happy Everything
Ink and Colouring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper, Stitched Hillside Border, Stitched Rectangles and Tag You're It dies


Catherine said...

Your card is adorable and it's amazing that you've already started on your Christmas cards for the year. Wow! I love your use of the bokeh paper and you colored the reindeer perfectly. Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie <3

JBJ said...

Nice work! I usually start my Christmas and Holiday cards in July... you've certainly got me beat! :) Thanks for sharing.

Christiana said...

Cute! I like the deer colored gray. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Such a super sweet christmas tag!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! Hugs, Karin

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Marilyn said...

Great Christmas card and I like the tag theme.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back again.
Marilyn S