Brutus Monroe – Warm Hugs Christmas Card

Hey friends!

Now that it’s November and my birthday has passed (hooray for being 30? lol), I feel like I can really start focusing more on Christmas cards. That’s exactly what I did for today’s card!

To start things off, I snagged a piece of black cardstock and my Sweadda Weadda background stamp from the Unity collaboration. I used Embossing Ink to stamp the background on my cardstock and then used Alabaster Embossing Powder and my Wagner heat tool to heat emboss the background. I love how vibrantly the white pops on the black!

Next, I cut down a piece of white cardstock and blended on some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I didn’t want this piece to be plain white, but I didn’t want it to be overpowering and dark either. A nice balance is perfect! After I did my blending, I stamped on the adorable bunny family from ‘Bunny Kisses.’ I colored them up with Copic markers and then layered a piece of vellum behind this panel.

I popped up my little panel on foam for some dimension and tied some fun sparkly twine around it with a little knot. I knew I also wanted a sentiment, but I had already mounted my front panel to my card base. Normally I would have done my stamping and embossing first (and directly on the panel), but I had to improvise!

I cut some extra vellum and stamped out the ‘warm hugs’ sentiment from the Bountiful Harvest box and heat embossed it using the Christmas Eve embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment and placed one strip up top and one down at the bottom. I added a few red sequins for an extra pop of color and that finished off my card.

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I always end up in a rush at the end – what about you?

Hugs and love to you all,

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