Good morning blogging friends! Hard to believe it's June already!! This year is flying by so quickly.
It's Susan's week to host the challenge at Allsorts, and she chose the theme of "Christmas in June". Not sure about any of you, but every year I end up stressing at Christmas time when it's time to send out cards, every New Year I make a resolution to make monthly Christmas cards, but that resolution is out the window quicker than the month is over. Last Christmas I ended up sending store bought cards...so this challenge was perfect for me!
First up is a card that almost didn't happen, because like many times I ended up not liking the coloring, that's when I decided to make another card, but now I kind of like this one more :)
I bought this stamp (K2431) last year when I discovered PSX stamps on Ebay. It reminds me of vintage Christmas cards which I absolutely love! Stamped with versafine onyx ink and I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring on Neenah Solar Crest card stock. Stickles glitter was added to the snow and glassy glaze to the berries. Since there are so many details in the stamp, I simply stamped some snowflakes on the white surrounding the image and inked the edges using distress ink. There wasn't really any room for a sentiment so I decided to use a small Merry Christmas stamp (Penny Black Holiday Snippets). The snowflake is from another Penny Black clear set. I framed the image panel using cherry cobbler card stock by stampin up, it's is a deep red in real life but not as dark as in the photo. I finished off the card by adding some gingham ribbon.
A close up below...isn't this scene just beautiful!!
I am entering the above card here:
Try It On Tuesday - Feathered Friends
Now onto my second card...
For this card I used the Penny Black stamp Listening to Stars, I have no idea if it is still in production, as it was another one I purchased from Ebay. The sentiment is from a clear Christmas set also by Penny Black. Image has been stamped onto Stampin Up kraft card stock and colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils again. Wink of Stella glitter was brushed over the snow and star but it's hard to see in the photo. I added a couple strips of designer paper from my stash and finished off with a button and jute twine.
I'd like to enter this card here:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas Fab 'n' Funky - #353 Christmas
This week at Allsorts we're being sponsored by Digistamp Boutique and Tattered Lace. Hopefully you'll find some time to play along for a chance to win.
Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll be back again tomorrow with my June Penny Black and More creation.