It's the first Sunday of the month, that means it's time for a new challenge at Penny Black and More. Christmas is getting closer and so for this month we could like to see Christmas Cards and All Things Christmas. Several wonderful prizes are up for grabs so hopefully you'll find some time to join us. The challenge runs until the end of the month so there is definitely plenty of time!
If you're not into making your own Christmas cards, you can also make gift tags, gift wrap or anything else, as long as your focal point of interest includes rubber or clear stamping your creation is good to go!
I created a background using a circle die cut to mask the moon and some torn printer paper for the hills along with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. The die cut trees were done with Penny Black's Beneath the Birches die set slightly inked with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.
The cute critter is from Penny Black's stamp set Holly Jolly Critters. It's just a set of 2 stamps - a row of 4 critters and a sentiment. I used only one of the critters from the row, heat embossed using Versafine Clair Ink and clear embossing powder, colored with Distress Inks and then fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors. I used a Sakura Stardust glitter pen on the star, scarf and head gear to make them sparkle.
The sentiment from my favorite Penny Black Christmas sentiment Set Season's Gifts was also heat embossed right over the moon. I used a kraft paper background for my card front, then 110lb heavyweight card stock from Michaels.
Penny Black Holly Jolly Critters // Penny Black Season's Gifts // Penny Black Beneath the Birches Die Set // Distress Inks for Coloring (I think Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick all diluted and colored with a Zig Detailer) // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder // Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the Background Scene // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide for Inking the Die Cut Trees // Circle Die Cut for Moom Mask - similar die set // Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen // Bristol Vellum Paper // Heavyweight 110lb Cardstock
Also sharing with these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps //Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute // Die Cuttin' Divas - Die Cuts // Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes // Cute Card Thursday - Holidays // Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes // Send a Smile for Kids - Holidays for Kids // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes // Country View Crafts' Challenge - hand stamped // Crafty Animals - Animals // Creative Sketchy Girls - Christmas // Dies R Us Challenge - Trees or Leaves // Fabrika Fantasy - Winter // Happy Little Stampers - Christmas // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Love to Craft - Anything Goes // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Christmas // The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes // Crafty Catz - Snow // Jingle Belles - Animals // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Holiday Cards //
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see your entry at the challenge blog for your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes by Penny Black and Crafts U Love!