A Heartfelt Christmas

Do you have the same problem I do this time of year…? You want to make Christmas cards but you also have lots of Black Friday purchases that are not Christmas themed and want to play with those too. That was exactly where I was today as I sat down to make this card. So today I am playing with both everyday stencils and stamps and a Christmas stamp to create this fun card.

I started by building my background using both the AALL & Create Cracked Walls 1 and Cracked Walls 2 stencils from White Rose Crafts onto watercolor paper.

The first layer was colored in Fired Brick and the second layer in Aged Mahogany Distress Oxides. For this blending I used the Ranger Blending Tool.

I then stamped the AALL & Create Squeaky Friends stamp set onto some heavy cardstock. I colored in the image using the Nuvo Creative Pens in Stormy Greys. I then fussy cut out the image leaving a little of the floor for the squirrels to stand on.

I trimmed up the ink cardstock and added it to an A2 card frame. Then using the VersaFine Onyx Black ink, I stamp the Christmas Tree image from the Whimsical Christmas stamp set.

I adhered the squirrels onto the card frame and then decorated the trees with a series of Nuvo Drops. I used Autumn Red and Woodland Green for the ornaments. For the snow stars I used a little Sea Breeze and the large hearts and stars were accented with White Blizzard.

Finally, I added a sentiment to the top of the card using some Pine Needles Distress Oxides.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this slightly different approach to a Christmas Card. I really think these squirrels now look like the were meant to be decorating the tree. I really can’t wait to find out what other trouble I can get the Squeaky Friends into later. If you have any suggestions, make sure you add it to the comments below.

Until then, Happy Crafting!

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