Welcome to the fourth installment of our monthly Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. This group was created for Magnolia lovers who want to get a jump on the Christmas season by creating a Christmas card each month. If you are visiting this blog hop, I hope it will inspire you to get ahead of the holiday season and join us in our endeavor.
The blog hop will start at Christmas All Year Long Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. If you get lost, the list of all players will appear on that blog. From here, you will go to Annabelle's blog.
My inspiration for my card came from the Sketch Saturday Challenge #100. Here is their sketch...
...and here is my card...
Stamp: Unwrapped Tilda (Magnolia), Season's Greetings (SU!)
Paper: Garden Green and Red Riding Hood (SU!), cold press watercolor paper, designer paper from stash (sorry, I don't know who makes it)
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink
Accessories: Half back pearls, Flower Power Punch, Scallop Edge Punch (SU!), Spellbinders Scallop Oval, Oval cutter (Creative Memories), sewing machine
I used my oval cutter from Creative Memories to cut out the oval around my image. I stopped cutting at her legs and allowed her legs to extend beyond the oval. It gives her a nice 3-D feel.
I wanted something to help balance the card at the top, but wanted the card a little more simple and not too flowery. So, I used my new Flower Power punch to punch flowers out of my "gift" paper. I added a little distress ink around the edges to make it pop a bit and finished off with half back pearls.
I have to tell you, getting this card done this weekend was a real challenge. My parents are visiting, we babysat my great niece (3 months old) yesterday, shopped and cooked today, and tomorrow we will have a bunch for dinner. Fortunately, I had already picked my papers and colored my image. I just had to put it all together. I am thankful for the Sketch Saturday sketch, nice and simple and pretty easy to finish up. With that said, I am glad I have one more Christmas card done. That will be one less to make when it get really busy in the fall. Wouldn't you love to have a jump on the holiday season? Join us, make a Christmas card a month, and save yourself the stress at the holidays.
So, next in the blog hop, you will visit Annabelle's blog.
Magnolia-licious is a great resource for Magnolia stamps! They have a great selection and great service.
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