Merry Christmas to all of you! Here's my 2012 Christmas card that I sent to family and friends. I was finally able to finish them on Saturday and get them in the mail, so a few friends will have to pretend that they received this before Christmas rather than after. Friends do that for cardmaking friends, at least I hope they do. I was way behind this year...sick 4 out of the last 6 weekends. Finally my never-ending illness was called "viral pneumonia" by my doctor last week, so needless to say I haven't been feeling up to much cardmaking lately.
This card was inspired by a card made by the talented Kathy Racoosin.
This card uses stamps from a variety of sources. The "Santa Paws" set from Paper Smooches provide the adorable dachshund, Santa hat, bone and sentiment. I stamped the dachshund with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers and cut with my Cutterbee scissors. Same exact thing with the hat, and then I adhered the hat to the dachshund.
Then, using white cardstock, I made the snowscene. I sponged Distress Ink Tumbled Glass onto the strip of white cardstock. I then stamped repeatedly two snowflake stamps from Stamps from Judith with the Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I added highlights to these snowflakes using a white Uniball Signo pen. I stamped the Paper Smooches "Fleas Navidad" was stamped onto the scene. I then pop-dotted the "ground" that was cut with scissors and outlined with a light blue Copic marker. I stamped the Paper Smooches bone onto the ground and colored with a Copic marker and then placed the dachshund into the scene. I framed the scene with red cardstock.
The larger panel of the card was made with green cardstock that was stamped with a Penny Black stamp called "Scroll Pattern" with Distress Ink Peeled Paint. I added some highlights with the white Uniball Signo pen.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog on this Christmas Day. My husband, Sloopy and I wish you happiness and good health this holiday.