Wednesday, July 7, 2021

ABC Christmas: N & O

Are you ready for more Christmas cards in July? The first Wednesday of the month brings with it the letters N and O for ABC Christmas Challenge! N is for North Pole

I have a few stamp sets that include the words North Pole, and decided to choose this one with its cute bear images so I could make a little polar scene. How to confirm you have Copic markers that need refilling? Attempt to colour a fairly large area like my bear's sweater. :D I was able to smooth out the colour a bit with blue Prismacolor pencils. The smaller areas were much easier to colour. Then I masked off the signpost, bear and bottom of the panel so I could add the sky. Of course some Stickles were needed - and I emptied my bottle of icicle Stickles! I wasn't sure they ever actually ran out. ;) Luckily I was prepared with another bottle in reserve. I reach for it a lot for winter cards.

Our second prompt for July is O for Off to One Side: 

I used a beautiful large die from Uniko to cut both a silver and blue snowflake. Taking a cue from the current Jingle Belles challenge, stars and/or stripes, I decided to back it with striped paper. I added a simple sentiment on another scrap of the blue cardstock. I guess I'm not just off to one side, but also off the edge! 
Shopping Our Stash is holding a Christmas in July challenge, so I will link both cards there as well. 

It's fun to see the different ways my ABC teammates interpreted these two great themes! I hope you will make your own Christmas in July cards and join us! 

Supplies: (chill wishes) Neenah white cardstock, MFT Cool Day & Chill Wishes stamps, Versafine onyx black & red satin & tumbled glass distress ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, MFT cloud stencil, Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway die, icicle & frosted lace Stickles, white Gelly Roll pen; (season's greetings) Neenah white & (?) silver glitter cardstock, Doodlebug Frosty & Friends patterned paper, Clearly Besotted Message Me stamps, Versamark ink, Wow fine opaque white embossing powder, Uniko sparkling snowflake & MFT blueprints 29 dies 

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Barbara Godden said...

Great cards for the two prompts, love that polar bear and off to the side works,
Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for Christmas in July.

Joyce said...

You are so good....getting ready for Christmas. I always love that polar bear stamp. He looks so chill with his sweet the glittery snow I spy. And your snowflake is so elegant on your second card, and I love the striped background behind.

SmilynStef said...

both cards are fabulous, but that Uniko Snowflake steals the show, especially with that perfect striped background ... so glad you joined our Stars & Stripes for Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Donna said...

Love love love these sistah!
That polar bear??!! Love him...wonder what his bevvie of choice is?
Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

JulieP said...

These are both wonderful. I’m loving the blues.

Helen said...

Grgeous cards Lyndsey - love that cute polar bear in his Christmas jumper!
Helen x

lauren bergold said...

such beautiful CAS holiday cards. of course i'm bound to say the one with the big sparkly snowflake and those amazing stripes is my fave, right?! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Lisa Arana said...

Cute and beautiful. Loving the rich colors you chose for the snowflake card and a great design. That polar bear is adorable too.

cm said...

That bear, in his big snuggly sweater, is adorable. The snowflake: stunning! The polar/snow images distracted me from the heat here for a few minutes! Yayyy!