Christmas Pets

October themeThere is a new theme challenge up over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week we are celebrating the all kinds of Christmas Pets.

I might have two projects this week…the first one I thought was a fail, and so I made a second one…then I realized that I actually kind of liked the first one figured I’d include both, so bare with me this week!

EK Gorman, 52CCT dMy second project (yes I am doing this in reverse order) features a stamp from Darcies House and Home and I kept the copic coloring really clean and simple.  I trimmed up the feature image and backed it with some dark holiday paper and a couple of sequins from a Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mix.

EK Gorman, 52CCT eI think this card ended up being really sweet, but actually nothing special to write home about.

EK Gorman, 52CCT fI wish I had remembered to add the string from the ornament, but alas, I am only just now noticing that it is missing.

EK Gorman, 52CCT aMy first project I set out to create a metallic look, and yet keep it a ‘one layered’ card.

EK Gorman, 52CCT gI stamped out an Art Impression holiday pet onto some watercolor paper, and then surrounded the image with some wide double stick tape.

EK Gorman, 52CCT hUsing some Nuvo Gilding flakes in Sun-kissed Copper, I covered the double stick tape to create a metallic frame.

EK Gorman, 52CCT iThen I used an embossing pen and some sticky embossing powder to fill the pup’s coat and hat with Gilding flakes.  Then I ‘watercolored’ the image using my distress markers.

EK Gorman, 52CCT bI finished the card off with a bannered sentiment and some red crystals loosing the one layered card status, but think the banner was needed to break up the metallic a little.

EK Gorman, 52CCT c

Let me know in the comments below which of the two holiday cards you like better.  And don’t forget to join in on the fun over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  I can’t wait to see you Christmas Pet christmas card.



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