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Today is a super exciting day! I’m happy to be sharing my very first card as a Design Team member for Papercraft Business. Today marks the first day of the first ever challenge over at the blog. (There’s a whole lot of firsts going on here, huh?) Be sure to check it out!
The theme for the challenge in December is ‘anything goes.’ What does that mean? It means there are no rules – my favorite kind of challenge! As a bonus (for an extra entry to win the prize!)- you can make your card Christmas themed. I happen to be in full Christmas mode when it comes to card making right now, so this was a definite must for me.
For this card, I started off with a piece of cardstock cut to 4.25×5.5. I used watermark ink and white embossing powder to heat emboss this adorable falling snow stamp from Simon Says Stamp onto my card front. Then, I used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Chipped Sapphire to create a winter feel.
Next, I used a stitched circle die from Craftin Desert Divas to create a white circle with adorable faux stitched detailing around the edges. On this piece of cardstock, I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiments ‘wishing’ and ‘you joy and cheer’ from the ‘Sending & Wishing‘ set from Simon Says Stamp in black ink. I also used the adorable heart border from that same set under my sentiment.
I colored this cutie from Pretty Pink Posh’s ‘Christmas Friends‘ set in a previous video/post (you can watch the video HERE), so she was already set to go for this card. Yay! I mounted my stitched circle and bundle up gal on foam dots. Then I added some cute blue gingham ribbon and a hand tied bow before placing the circle on top to finish off my card.
This card didn’t take long at all, but the effect is great! I love the blues and grey and how the white really pops against that winter background. So, what do you think? Are you going to submit your own card for the December challenge over at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog? I hope you do! Be sure to let me know so I can leave your entry some love. Good luck!