a pretty open theme I think, so hope to see you playing along. I have moved the linky tool to the end of this post for quick access, but if you would like to see the original October post that includes last month's winner and top picks, as well as this month's prize, you can simply click HERE.
Penny Black Deck the Halls // Penny Black Season's Gifts // Penny Black Woodland Beauty // Distress Ink Tumbled Glass // Zig Clean Color Markers // Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die Set // Versafine Onyx Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Tonic Stamp Platform
I used my Tonic Stamp Platform to stamp the cute critters from the Penny Black set Deck the Halls (currently available in my Etsy shop for US shipping), using Versafine Ony ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut out masks for the hedgehog and mouse using post it notes to keep the animals in the foreground. I did use a hand cut "hills" mask and inked up some hills with the animal masks in place, but after I stamped the trees the hills sort of disappeared. The pine tree stamp is from the Penny Black set Woodland Beauty. I stamped it repeatedly using Tumbled Glass distress ink. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled some Irridescent Ice glitter (old from Stampin Up) over the ink and heated it up using my heating tool. The critters were colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. Sentiment comes from the Penny Black set Season's Gifts, also heat embossed. I cut it out using a circle die and trimmed two of the edges. The snowflake was done with an old die from Whimsy Stamps, no longer available. Before adhering to my card base I used Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die set to cut out my card front with a stitched design. A little button and May Arts Jute Twine finishes off the card.
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Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Animal Antics
Christmas with the Cuties - For a Child
Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animals Always
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Add Embellishments (button, twine, glitter)
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Catz - ATGoes / Option No Squares
A Gem of a Challenge -Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More than one Die (snowflake die and stitched border die)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids ATG for Kids
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Any Cards
If you would like to share your outdoors/nature themed creation, please use the linky tool below. Remember, you may combine with any other challenges! Please be sure to leave a link back here to this blog in your blog post. One lucky winner will win the 2 embossing folders shown on the original October Crafty Wednesday post.
Thank you so much for visiting and for your interest in my challenge!