Seasonal Simple Sentiments Week - Day 2

September 10, 2019

Hi there! Elena here with a card featuring a few sets from our newest release.

I starting out by choosing the sentiment, from Seasonal Simple Sentiments, and then built my scene around it. I don't usually do it that way, but it was a fun challenge! I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a black banner flag, to really make it stand out.

To start decking those halls, I stamped and die-cut the green garland (x2) and hanging star from Cocoa Stand. To make the swagged garland look continuous, I simple snipped off one of the red bows and overlapped them. I adhered these near the top of a Wonky-Stitches die-cut panel.

I brought in a few cute critters to help with the decorating! They are all from Falling For You, but the little fox and hedgehog have undergone some adjusting to make them hold the Christmas decorations.

It's not very complicated, and a fun way to be able to stretch your stamps:

First, ink up the fox, but wipe off the jar portion of the image. You will lose the tips of his paws. Don't worry about that for now!

Next, die-cut the image. (ps, if you're confused by the little bit of stamped jar in this picture - it's because I loved the idea so much that I repeated it for a card you'll see in the future!) 

Then, with a pencil, draw in the missing paws, and also trace a line to guide your fussy-cutting. I tried to keep the same width of white-outline that the die-cutting would provide. The paws were then traced using a copic-friendly black pen. That's all there is to it!

I hope you are inspired to look at some of your non-Christmas stamps in a new way - I had so much fun dreaming this up!


1 comment:

Andrea Robinson said...

Love all the critters so cute!

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