The freebie at Bugaboo Stamps this week fits well with this photo. SoI used it for my card.
The image is Tropical Santa - Buried. I created an oval background (from MFT Stitched Ovals) of beach and sky by making a mask from MFT Stitched Basic Edges 2 and then used the mask to cover and ink each area. I colored the Santa image with Spectrum Noir markers and added some Crystal Stickles to his hat. Santa is popped up from the background with foam tape. The background paper is snowflakes, continuing with the baby, it's cold outside theme. And to give it a pop of color I added the Magnolia Berry Lace die cut with green card stock behind for the leaves and a pop of red card stock. For the berries I added red gems glued into place. The sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps Chill Baby Chill Snowman stamp set. So there you have it. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to eke out enough time to finish the challenge but I actually did it. I am entering these challenges:
- Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 7: photo inspiration (above)
- Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge: sketch
- Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge: add some red
- The Outlawz Friday challenge: Christmas
- Simon Says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
- Addicted to Stamps and More: make your mark
So now I need to hit the ground running. My FIL in due in about an hour. I need dinner for tonight and tomorrow night done. Twins will be here tomorrow afternoon. My DH wants to spend the weekend at Baby Creek, our weekend retreat which means everything needs to be packed. At least the weather is nice outside. Thanks to all the DT and Josi over at Catch the Bug for a fun week and seven more Christmas cards in my box. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a marvelous weekend!