It has been exactly 8 weeks since I last crafted and posted a card and I've missed it so much. I've gotten a little too busy with planning my youngest daughter's wedding, which is next March, and it's amazing how fast the time is flying. I have been quite sick with Strep and then a nasty cold for the past 11 days and so once I could function somewhat normally again, decided I would cheer myself up with some card making.
So I have for you today Edwin With Sack from the 2012 Magnolia Christmas Story Collection, paired up with the Snowy Roof (from the same collection).
I mixed up a glue and paint concoction to make a sort of texture medium for the fur on Edwin's coat and also for the snowy accents on the poinsettia and snowflakes, then added more glitter.
This is the first time I've used my Spellbinder's Poinsettia dies and I LOVE them! I've also used the Sizzix Snow Flurries die by Tim Holtz and the MS Branch Punch.
For the finishing touches I added jingle bells to the ribbon bows, pearls to my snowflakes and poinsettia and then stamped my sentiment.
This is the sketch I followed from Papertake Weekly, only I flipped it.
Have you all noticed that some of the craft stores are putting in their Christmas merchandise already? I don't know about you, but that makes my heart skip a beat in anticipation. Oh, and the brochure for the Hallmark Ornament Premier just arrived. Woo Hoo! Our temps have been around 115 F, and there is no sign of it letting up soon, but the thought of Christmastime and "cooler" weather lifts my spirits, so a shopping I will go.
I very much appreciate you stopping by and taking a look. If you have a few extra seconds, I would love for you to leave a comment. Take care, have a great day and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.
Challenges I Would Like To Enter:
Marvelous Magnolia Shabby Chic
The Ribbon Girls Two Backing Papers
Time For Magnolia Inspired By A Christmas Song - Up On The Housetop
Papertake Weekly Sketchy Free For All - I Used Sketch #60
7 Kids College Fund Red, White & Blue
Stamp And Create Christmas In July
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Stamp Magic For Men
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes w/ Ribbon
ABC Christmas M is for Mice or Men
Winter Wonderland 3 Snowflakes, 2 Papers, 1 Image
Card Mania Christmas In July
Craft your Passion Red, White & Blue
Detailed Supply List:
Stamps: Magnolia (Edwin With Sack, Snowy Roof), Hampton Arts (Merry Christmas)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), StazOn (Jet Black), Copic Markers
Papers: Bazzill (Red, White, Blue Cardstock), Scrap-Ease (Cool Pines), Susan Branch (Red Stripe)
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders (Layered Poinsettia), Sizzix (Snow Flurries), Martha Stewart (Branch)
Misc: Recollections (Bells, Pearl Stickers), White Seam Binding Ribbon, Glue, Acrylic Paint, Glitter