I'm just squeaking in with my card for our Christmas Card Club. It was Hazel's turn ( from My Crafty Outlook) to chose the theme. She chose Feature a Creature and it was a fun card to make.
I had coloured some little mice last year and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I coloured two sets...one grey and one brown. I was thinking the brown ones would work with kraft and they sure did.
I am not that happy with the colouring...I only have nibbed copics in green and the lines are too thick...sigh...I may eventually buy a fine point dark green pen and use it for some darker lines on this tree bough.
You may remember the Kraft and white velvety embossed background. It is the front of a set of Christmas cards that I bought on clearance...I bought them just for this fabulous, velvety front piece. I chopped the front off the card and went from there. I mounted my image under theprecut window aperture and then mounted that whole new front onto a Kraft card I cut myself.
Now I know you must all be thinking that the red zig zag trim is a die cut .Nope! I fooled you! I broke through my aversion to cutting into my ribbon stash and chopped off a hunk and ran with it. I picked up this rick rack trim up a couple of years ago, at a yard sale with my girlfriend. I have managed to find a couple more packages wince then at the thrift shop...one of them is even wider than this!
I added a couple of K and Co poinsettias and some of their coordinating ivy & boughs. I A snippet of green card to frame the sentiment and I was done. I will mail this card to England as that is a traditional Christmas sentiment there.
Card Base - Kraft cardstock cut to size from my stash
Envelope - Kraft envelope from my stash
Cardstock - from my stash and was a snippet used to frame the sentiment
Poinsettia and ivy boughs - K and Co from my stash
Rick Rack - from my stash
Sentiment - from a sheet of pre-printed sentiments I picked up at my LSS
Stamp - Great Impressions F170
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1.Pixies Crafty Workplace - must use snippets
2. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
5. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Christmas Carol, mine is "Oh Christmas Tree"
6. Winter Wonderland - Oh Christmas Tree
7. Sister Act - Anything goes
8. Craft Challenge - #207 Christmas