Well, back to our regularly scheduled program..lol This week Miss Maki is asking for us to create a Christmas in July Card to kick off the Fabulous Flourishes Christmas in July Sale going on now through July 31st. All Christmas sets are 20% off! So I sure hope you go and check it out! 8-) Christmas is my all time favorite holiday so I was absolutely thrilled for this weeks challenge.. Not to mention, It helps me keep up with my 1-2 Christmas cards per week plan, so I can have them finished up early this year. That way there's more time to enjoy friends & family and what Christmas is really all about.. 8-)
I stamped my Sweet Christmas Cardinal onto Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him up with my Trusty Copics using Copic #'s R22, R35. R37, R39, Y35, Y38, E00, E33, E35, BG10 & BG0000. I cut out and layered my Sweet Image using my Classic Circles and Blossom Nesties sets and popped it up with some dimensionals. I shaded my image, and BG Panels with a touch of Antique Linen Distress ink. For my mats and BG layers I chose a combination of kraft, cardinal red and white CS from my stash, that were left over from a previous project ( Love it when I can uses up my scraps! lol ) and my all time favorite Christmas dp's, Basic Grey's Wassail. Trust me, I am kicking myself for not getting more than one pack of this set! Oh well, Live and learn.. lol. I added some Festive embossing with the help of my CB and the snowflakes embossing folder and then added the fun little corner details with my Corner Chomper. My Flourishes sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto a cute little tag cut out with the help of my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. To finish it all up, I added a bit of Ivory lace ribbon, some sweet adhesive pearls, a button and a vintage pearl brad to top it all off.
Sure hope you will play along with us, It's a great way to get a head start on your Christmas cards and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Please make sure to stop by and take a peek at the Beauties the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Ladies have created for your inspiration this week!
Hope you all are having a Wonderful Day & thanks so much for visiting! 8-)