I really want to get my Christmas cards designed. It's almost September and Halloween treats and festivities will be here before we know it. I like to have the thought process of the Christmas cards done before then. It makes my life easier. Lucky for me there were a few points of inspiration this week to get another one done. First, in case anyone doesn't know, Tim Holtz does a monthly tag on his blog with a specific technique. And while I've wanted to participate since they began I have never been able to until now. This month's masking technique is something I used to do back before the littles and it immediately made me think of this Santa stamp that Santa was nice enough to bring me a couple of years ago. Of course, the Christmas card with Santa kept getting put off for this and that. A few challenges helped get back on track. First, there was the reminder about masking from A Creative Romance, so I had my focus back. Then as I was trying to put it together I needed a little something different than I was doing. The tic-tac-toe board at Jingle Belles Rock Challenges led me to die cuts. For the last little sparkle Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges took me to the glitter drawer. It all came together like this.
I really like the final product. It feels very me and what I would send to the serious group on my Christmas card list. Since I like it so much I would also like to enter it in a few Anything Goes Challenges - Craftin' Boutique Challenges, Creative Corner Challenges, and Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge.
Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what your thoughts are.
Cardstock from PTI and Stampin' Up
Stamps from Stampers Annonymous and PTI
Dies from Sizzix and PTI
Ink from Ranger
Twine from The Twinery
Stickles from Ranger
Paint from Ranger