Sunday, November 29, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Well it's after Thanksgiving and the neighbors are all putting up their holiday decorations, so I guess I'm getting into the holiday spirit too and made another card for Nellie van Leeuwen's "Quick and Easy Christmas Card" challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.

If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's the card with Cocoa Bird (Kira Nichols)

Cocoa Bird was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) onto Solar Crest White cardstock (Neenah). The image was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). Cocoa Bird's eyes, beak, talons, and the coffee lid were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen. Cocoa Bird was set aside while I created a background for him.

A die from an old Sizzlets set (Sizzix) was used to die-cut patterned paper. The interior of the cup and the saucer were colored with Copic marker. Red and white cardstock were die-cut with an old Santa hat (QuicKutz).

Blue cardstock took a ride through the Big Kick (Sizzix) inside the On the Go Alterations embossing folder (Sizzix). The embossed panel was trimmed, matted with green cardstock, then adhered to a sheet of patterned paper from the Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad (Basic Grey). This was edged with Distress ink, then mounted onto a white card. 

The cup and saucer were adhered to the card front, Cocoa Bird was adhered, and the Santa Hat was added to his head.

Patterned paper from the same 6x6 pad was die-cut with one of the dies from the Chat Bubbles die set (Penny Black) and the sentiment, from the Christmastime Remnant Rubs sheet (Idea-ology), was added to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmastime Challenges: Use Dies or Punches
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. So festive and I love the very apt embossing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. hello Kathi! super cute bird, fun mix of patterns and embossing! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Fab image, love how you've dressed him up for Christmas! Great design, love the embossed coffee cups! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 257 - hope to see you again soon x