Sunday, December 6, 2020

Slimline Christmas Card

 

Hello! I created this card to join the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge on Happy Holiday Critters. I always enjoy joining their challenge because I love Lawn Fawn products and I enjoy creating using their products. Their challenges make me think out of the box, extending the intended use of my Lawn Fawn products.

I started off by stamping the critters on watercolor paper. The images are from LF Party Animal stamp set. I colored the images using Karin markers. I fussy cut the images up to the line, lining the edge with a black marker for a finished edge. Whew! Fussy cutting the antlers is sure very tricky! I created a scarf for each critter, cutting up some paper from LF Knit Picky 6x6 patterned paper. I drew the scarf then traced this with a black marker. I fussy cut the scarf and lined the edges with a black marker. It was very easy to adhere the scarf to the bear. With the fox and the reindeer, I had to cut their heads off to be able to tuck in the scarf underneath its chins. Sounds horrible, right? Rest assured, their heads were adhered back to place. 

I die cut the wreath from LF Mini Wreath on different shades of green cardstock. I cut the wreath so I can create this into a larger wreath. I die cut a thin circle frame into which I adhered the cut up wreath, layering the colors on top of each other. I, as Laura Bassen calls it, zhuzh up the leaves on the wreath to give it dimension. 

I die cut a Carta Bella plaid patterned paper using the Pink Fresh Studio Slim Stitched Scallop Circle Die to create windows. I adhered the wreath on the circles, covering the scallops. I inserted the critter into this wreath, applying liquid adhesive to the bottom area only. I added foam adhesive to the back of the heads of the critters. 

I die cut circles slightly larger than the scalloped circular window. I die cut the circles on a patterned paper from LF Snow Day Remix Petite Paper Pack. I adhered this to the back of the windows and the critters. 

I die cut the bow and the berries on red mirror cardstock. Since my mirror cardstock is single sided, I snipped off the portion that wraps around the bow. I wrapped this small piece to the bow with the shiny side up. I adhered this to the bottom of the wreath and randomly added the berries to the wreath.

I added Zig Clear Wink Of Stella to the wreath. I added Sakura Black Glaze pen to the critter's eyes. 

For the sentiment, which I will say was a brave move of mine, I heat embossed this using white embossing powder. If I am going to do this again, I would have stamped the sentiment first before going through all the gluing. The sentiment is from LF Offset Sayings: Christmas stamp set. 


Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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3 comments:

  1. This is so cute and I love the buffalo plaid!

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  2. Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

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  3. Great card - thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

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