Pretty Pink Posh

Get Cracking on Christmas | Pretty Pink Posh

I finally finished my card for #getcrackingonChristmas for Jenn Shurkus‘ monthly challenge, using Claire’s Card On Christmas Card Challenge monthly theme of “background stamp” as my starting point! I had the image colored in already so managed to put it together during nap time, and now racing against the clock to share this card before little R wakes up!

To create this card, I started by embossing the Falling Snow Background from Honey Bee Stamps using white embossing powder. Next I inked it up using distress oxide inks (in chipped sapphire, broken china and salty ocean), buffed it to let the white pop through again, added some gold paint splatters, and set it aside to dry.

Next I colored the wreath from Pretty Pink Posh’s Winter Wreath Stamp Set using copic makers, then embossed it using gold embossing powder and die cut it using the coordinating die. I die cut a banner from some blue card stock, and embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set and added it behind the wreath, and added the wreath to the inked background with foam tape. Lastly I added some jewels from the Holiday Jewels Mix.

If you made it this far, thank you! If you are inspired by any of my work please tag me on Instagram as I would love to see your recreation! 

Happy Crafting!

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Get Cracking on Christmas | Newton’s Nook Designs

Woah, twice in one day! Well I made a card for #getcrackingonChristmas for Jenn Shurkus‘ monthly challenge and I couldn’t wait till next month, so here we are during nap time, racing against the clock to share this card!

I didn’t know where to start when I sat down to create this card, and then went through my “new” thought process to “get in the mood!”, and I’ll share with y’all too incase you need to find your mojo:
1. When to post? This was easy as get cracking on Christmas is every third Thursday of the month, this gave me a “deadline” of sorts.
2. Theme? Basically what stamp set I should use, I wanted to use on that I hadn’t inked up yet as part of my buy less, use more challenge! But I found like a dozen unused holiday stamps, oops. Then I stumbled upon Claire’s Card On Christmas Card Challenge and used her monthly theme of “Santa” as my starting point, and inked up this Dear Santa stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs.
3. Layout? Since my stamp was from Newton’s Nook Designs, I figured I would just check out there challenge blog, Inky Paws Challenge and found it was a sketch one! So, that’s what I used!
4. Color Scheme? well the stamp matched this pattern paper and I just took that as a sign!

Okay, enough about getting my mojo back! If you are here to create this card, then let’s get started. I stamped the image of Santa holding the presents from the Dear Santa, and colored it in using copic markers to match a scrap piece of pattern paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pad, and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

Next I die cut a banner from the Frames & Flags Die Set from green card stock and embossed a sentiment in white from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set. I also embossed an A2 size card front of the same green card stock using the Holiday Foliage Stencil. Lastly, I die cut the patten paper using a stitched rectangle from the Frames & Flags Die Set. Once I layered all the pieces together, I added some jewels to finish off my card.

Copic Combos : B00, 02; R27, 29; Y13; C00, 1, 3, 5, 7; E11, 13

If you made it this far, thank you! If you are inspired by any of my work please tag me on Instagram as I would love to see your recreation!

Happy Crafting!