That's right, folks. Its never to early to start prepping for Christmas.
When I saw the sketch on this week's challenge at Operation Write Home, it just seemed like it needed to be a Christmas card.
Its a pretty simple sketch, and I didn't even include all the layers it called for. I cut out my four squares and arranged them on the card. Then, I made a cute little bow with my red raffia, and also glued a strip of it along the bottom. I have had these green chipboard letters forever, so I glitzed them up with some Diamond stickles. Lastly, I wrapped some twine around and knotted it.
So, I continued the Christmas theme to my second card. This on is being linked to Simon Says Stamp. Their Monday challenge this week is to include the letter "M" in some way.
"M" is for "Merry"!
I cut out the letters for the word "Merry" with my Cricut. I glued three layers together to give it a little more dimension. Then, I colored the letters red with an ink pad, added some diamond stickles, and applied glossy accents on top. Its oh-so-sparkly with a glossy finish.
I stamped and embossed "Season's Greetings". The circles that I used are also cut with the Cricut.
The background I created by stamping that cute snowflake over and over in a sort of polka-dot pattern, and used my white gel pen to add just a bit of detail.
Last but not least, a button and a twine bow at the top.
Ok, so this last one here does not follow the Christmas theme. The midweek challenge for OWH is about "missing you" cards, and SSS is challenging us to use die cuts.
So I started by cutting out the flowers with my Cricut. Then, I watercolored them with my pencils. I used just one strip of patterned paper and glued on the letters to spell "you". These letters were also cut with my Cricut. I don't know if you can tell, but I also applied some stickles to the letters. After adding the stickles I remembered the guidelines about glitter for OWH, so I applied some glossy accents over the top. Hopefully that should keep any glitter from escaping!
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