Hello again. I’m back with my second post for today. We will be taking December off at CAS Christmas, so this will be the last challenge in 2021. We have another great theme this month and it is Christmas Critters!
I have a fair amount of Christmas critter stamps and even more critter stamps that can be stretched and be turned into one. 😆 The toughest part of this challenge was deciding which critter to use. 😂 But since I have a bunch that are unused, I decided to go with the Prancing Plushies stamp set from Clearly Besotted for my card today.
Stamped the reindeer images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Xpress It cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. Fussy cut them out (there are no matching dies sold).
Next, hand cut a snowy ground mask from masking paper and adhered it to the bottom portion of a stitched Bristol rectangle panel from my stash. I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been gravitating to purple, so Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet distress inks (DI) were blended on with blender brushes for the sky. Splattered with diluted Wilted Violet DI and white gouache paint to give it texture and a snowy look.
Finally, heat embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock strip with white embossing powder before assembling the card onto a white top folding card base. Added snowflakes atop the reindeer images (because snow doesn’t try to avoid them 😂) with a white gel pen to finish.
NBUS #32 - new stamp set