2017-07-24 Cards, Challenges

Shades of Blue No Worries Christmas Card

Today’s card was inspired by a few different challenges.  I followed the July Stella Says Sketch, and the color challenge at Catch the Bug.  I’m also entering the Heart 2 Heart “No Worries” challenge.  These critters are totally worry free, and I used the colors from the paper pack.  I had to get creative since I decided to do all the July challenges and I don’t have the featured paper!

No worries featuring bugaboo stamp and CTMH papers and supplies

This cheerful Christmas card includes Glacier, Lagoon, and Sapphire papers as well as a Bugaboo digi stamp called Bug Reindeer.

Princess Pointers:

The sketch showed striped paper on the left side, and I don’t have any in the colors I wanted to use.  My solution was to pull out the Cricut and cut a striped overlay, this one came from Artbooking.

Cricut Overlay Tip: When working with an image that could have many pieces, like this striped image, keep it as one piece.  I left the left and top edges on my overlay, added glue to the back of each stripe, and then attached the overlay with the frames off the image I wanted to cover.  Then, I just trimmed the edges.  Since I can’t get anything straight or even, this worked MUCH better than eyeballing where each little stripe would go.

I used the Shin Han Markers to color the digi stamp.  The reindeer’s body is Mahogany with Clay hooves and antlers.  The little critter on his head is Golden Yellow with a Marigold nose and Turquoise scarf and eyelids.  The reindeer’s candy cane and color are Turquoise and Marine Blue.  I also added Tender Pink for the ears.

The Glacier background page is embossed with a retired snow flake embossing folder, but any subtle pattern would be cute!

The blue dots on the top left are White Pearls.  Did you know our pearls can be colored with our markers?  I colored these with Marine Blue to match the deer’s candy cane!

Your Turn!  I can’t wait to see what you create.  I’ll see you around the challenges 🙂

Remember, stamps are buy two get one FREE for the rest of this month!  We also have some retiring items you want to be sure to get while you can!

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