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Oct 18, 2021

Light Blue, Red and White Christmas Card with a Touch of Silver

It's the 18th of the month and that means it's time for some midmonth inspiration at Stamping Sensations! Our theme is Animals, Birds and Bugs, there is still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already and you may enter up to 3 different creations for more chances to win our prize from Stamp Addicts.

As a reminder, our Design Team Call is still open. Anyone using traditional stamps is welcome to apply, you do not have to have previous Design Team experience, but you do need to have an active blog. You can read all the details here

I decided to make a Christmas card as I know it'll be here before we know it, and with the way things are going, cards need to be mailed sooner than usual this year. My sketch was inspired by a sketch I found on Pinterest. 

This little guy is actually part of the stamp Holly Jolly Critters. It's a pretty long stamp including 4 critters, but they each work individually too for different card options.

Stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and I colored with Distress inks and Zig Clean Color markers. The image has then been cut out with a basic circle nestablities die, then I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I layered the image onto another die cut shape, this time I used a Deckle die set I had found marked down at Michaels, but there are plenty of similar sets available.

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An old Stampin Up paper piercing tool has been used along the edges, more inking with distress ink and then I flicked some ink directly onto the white paper before adhering to the patterned paper (by Stampin Up - old). I tied some silver cord around the card before adhering to the card base and before attaching the image panel. I used foam tape to adhere the image panel.

For a sentiment I decided to dig out my old "Merry" die which I've had for many years from my time as a Whimsy Stamps designer and "Christmas" is part of a wood mounted Merry Christmas" stamp by Stampabilities, also old and found in the Clearance bin at Hobby Lobby some years ago. 

Frosted Lace stickles glitter was applied for some snow and fur on the hat.

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brenda said...

Everything combines together beautifully Ellie and the sparkle on Hedgies hat is a perfect finishing touch.

B x

Marilyn said...

Cute! Love the cute hedgehog with his Santa hat on
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Pauline C said...

This is very cute Ellie … you can’t go wrong with a PB hedgie 😍

Mrs A. said...

Love the soft blue on this card and that stamp is great with the four different animals to choose from. A good buy methinks. hugs Mrs A.

Kim Carberry said...

Aww! How cute. I love this time of year seeing all of the Christmas cards x

P-and-P said...

It looks so cute. :)

Francesca said...

Wonderful card! The hedgehog is very adorable! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

Zoechaos said...

Penny Black do have wonderful critter stamps dont they. Thank you for sharing with us at River of Creativity x

Joanne said...

Aw, so cute! I really must start my cards soon. Pinned.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, gorgeously designed. Thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Best of luck in the final draw.
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Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

brenda said...

Me again Ellie, was so nice to see you linked up at River of Creativity this morning, Hedgie is perfect for the theme, thank you so much.

B x

Azka Kamil said...

Everything combines together beautifully Ellie and the sparkle on Hedgies hat is a perfect finishing touch.

Linby said...

Lovely to see how you used just one of the hedgies and your wonderful background complements it perfectly.

Jennifer said...

Such a cute card!

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Martina said...

Great card. Thank you for playing in CHNC!

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

What a great card! Little hedgehog is adorable holding his gift. I don’t remember that Stampin’ Up! paper, it’s good that you are finally using it up though. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Lovely said...

How lovely! The hedgehog is so cute!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Awe how cute and beautiful is this. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Franic said...

Sencillamente hermosa!

Home At Nine said...

this is so nice! very chirstmay!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous colours and such a cute Hedgie! Thanks so much for joining us again at PBSC:)

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Gorgeous card Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love it. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

Mrs.B said...

A lovely Christmas card Ellie, love the cute hedgehog, and it's a great design.
Avril xx

Amy Johnson said...

How cute! I love this adorable Christmas card. Good for you for getting started early.

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DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love it.
Thank you for joining the DL.ART October 2021 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous, so cute and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dagmara Gorczyńska said...

The cutest winter card ever! <3

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Vivi Casale said...

beautiful card!
thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

Ilonka said...

A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT