Sunday, August 16, 2009

Christmas In August

Hello Crafters! Today I have created another Christmas card! At least the weather here in Arizona is only in the low 100's today! I can feel Fall coming.... soon I hope! Well this card was so fun to make! I had been wanting to use this cute "Merry Little Christmas" stamp set I purchased through Close To My Heart for quite some time so I finally brought it out today to play with. It features a couple of cute mice and a Charlie Brown feeling Christmas tree among a few other cute images. The Christmas theme challenge comes from the OCC Challenge Page . Make sure to check out their design team members' artwork for some awesome inspiration! The sketch was the challenge from 2 Red Bananas this week! It is a very clean sketch and super simple. The image was stamped using Versa Fine onyx black ink since it is water resistant I used it to feel confident that my coloring of the stamps would not bleed with the stamped images' ink. I decided to color this stamp in using a water brush. If you have never used one before they are tons of fun! You just fill it with water, dip in your ink pad, and paint like you would with a paintbrush. It acts a lot like a blender pen! The edges of the bamboo, white daisy, and garden green cardstock pieces were all distressed and some of the pieces were scored and sanded. The scoring technique was the challenge for Timeless Tuesday this week. I kept the scoring simple by using a stylus and my paper cutter to create some clean lines. Last but not least I did just the tiniest of embellishing by using some green floss and cross stitched little X patterns. I hope you enjoyed my card this week. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. how cute is that card. Super job! love the soft colors!

  2. What a fun Christmas card! thanks for joining the 2RedBananas challenge!

  3. Very cute card! I love Christmas projects. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

  4. Super cute card Rebecca,I LOVE the fun image and soft color combination!

    Thanks for appylying to the OCC!
    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)