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

  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

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

    Helen x