Oct 21, 2015

Christmas garland (Create A Smile)

Well, I am a bit slow in the last time with posting cards but I am also slow in making them. I guess sometimes there just are those days where you run out of crafty juice. But yesterday the Snow Dance Kit and a cute German sentiment set by Create A Smile arrived and I made this card below. 

It's also the first card I made with kraft cardstock and I really like the look of it! First, I stamped the little meerkats from the Friends and Couples stamp set also by Create A Smile on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also used the little Santa hat from the Holiday Party Animal set by Lawn Fawn which is the perfect size for the meerkats. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers (hat: CR 10, DR2 + Liquid Appliqué, meerkat: EB2, GB8, GB10). I popped up the Liquid Applique which is always fun to watch! Really love it!

Then I took the large sentiment which says "Weihnachten" (Christmas) and mounted it on my acrylic block a bit curved so it looks like a garland (which is what the meerkats are intended to hold in the set they are from) and stamped it with Yeti pigment ink on a kraft card base. I also stamped the word "frohe" (here: merry) above the large sentiment and adhered the meerkats on each side.

And I didn't really like how it looked. I wanted to include some more fun Christmas accessoires and found them in the Reindeer Games set by Mama Elephant. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink directly on the kraft cardstock so they look as if they would hang from the Christmas garland. I then colored them with Faber Castell watercolor pencils which created a really nice effect.

This card participates in the following challenges
A snowflake promise - Winter/Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark
Cute as a button - Christmas

Create A Smile "Zu Weihnachten" - http://goo.gl/XBTWwF
Create A Smile "Friends and Couples" - http://goo.gl/x4mE9V
Lawn Fawn "Holiday Party Animal" - http://goo.gl/hCiLNn
Mama Elephant "Reindeer Games" - http://goo.gl/AoBz5W
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/lwNRBm
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (CC UK) - http://goo.gl/XORzxE
Lawn Fawn Yeti Pigment Ink (SSS) - http://goo.gl/eWK1fX
Lawn Fawn Yeti Pigment Ink (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/p690QM
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/3KakYL
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen Squeeze & Roll (SSS) - http://goo.gl/kDnIEf
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen Squeeze & Roll (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/OWVsWt
Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencil Albrecht Dürer - http://goo.gl/IrNSfD
Liquid Appliqué White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/tXkwiL


  1. Gorgeous! And I love it on Kraft. It makes it feel all festive and homely. Xx

  2. Precious. I love your coloring/shading.

  3. What a fun Christmas card with the Meercats, very cute and clean and 'simples' !
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

  4. Such a cute and fun card for Christmas. Love the kraft and the colouring on those hanging decorations looks really effective.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x


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