Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time for a Christmas Card!

It is practically October already, and I have been remiss in playing along at Muse: ChristmasVisions! I hope to remedy that, beginning today. The current Christmas muse is Chriss, with this sweet card: 

I took inspiration from the watercoloured background, the sentiment, and the white focal image in the bottom left corner. And while I love making polar bear cards, I went with a snowman image instead and ended up with this: 

Sure, I could have fussy-cut my snowman after colouring him, but I didn't. Besides, it more closely echoes the shape of the bear. :D I also could have added holly, to adhere to the song lyrics, but my snowman's a rebel and is hall-decking with ornaments instead. I did add some falling snow at the top of the card, as Chriss did, which is much easier to see in person than when photographing in almost-October light. Yes, I did already refer to October, but eek, it's almost October! This is only my fourteenth Christmas card of 2018! Time to get serious about this. ;) 
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, so my snowman is linking up there. And with a little snow and a chubby snowman, I'm also linking up to the current Let it Snow challenge at Jingle Belles
The current Muse challenge is open until Monday morning (or some other time, depending on where you live), so why not start making Christmas cards? 

Supplies: white cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Craft Smith red card base, Unity Role Poly Winter Joy & WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 6 stamps, Versafine Smoky Grey ink, Ranger clear & Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powders, Copic markers, sea spray Twinkling H2Os, Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil, Dreamweaver glossy white embossing paste, MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle & Spellbinders circle dies, frosted lace Stickles, Glossy Accents

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Dotty Jo said...

So sweet! I really should make a start on my Christmas cards, but just can't seem to find my festive enthusiasm as yet, Jo x

Birgit said...

What a sweet snowman, gorgeous card!

Ardyth said...

This is adorable! And clearly inspired, although different as well. Super cute!

SmilynStef said...

That round little guy makes me smile ... love the colors too ... so very glad you shared your SNOW with us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

what an amazing card, each and every detail is just so perfectly RIGHT! such a cool addition to our "let it snow" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥