I discovered a blog about a month ago called "Funky Cards". The owner of the blog, Madison, makes beautiful cards, and each month chooses a cause to send cards to. Fellow card makers can join in the fun and send her their cards as well. This month the project is to make a card or cards to be delivered to children who will be spending Christmas in the hospital. To find out more about what is happening check out the blog post here. I am pretty excited about this challenge because I love to make Christmas cards, but with all the other things going on, I usually just make a digital card and print that to send to family and friends. This is a perfect chance for me to get out my Christmas supplies and make some cards!
For this card I used some scraps from the calendar page I was making (for May!). It is amazing how just a couple of themed supplies (in this case some stamps and ribbon) can make non-themed paper look "Christmasy". For the stocking I used dark brown ink and then sprayed the stamp with Brick Glimmer Mist before stamping it. I was surprised by how red the stamped image turned out, but I like it! I also sprayed the background with some Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle.
As I was cleaning up from making that card, I found the yellow and pink cardstock and decided to make a small card out of it. For the snowflake piece, I cut up some clear plastic packaging, dry embossed it, and then used blue and pearl alcohol inks to color it. I got the idea from one of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas last year.
If you are interested and have time, join in the fun!
I haven't posted in a while because I have been working on Christmas presents (and I don't want to spoil the surprise). I have made several cards over the last month: