For my second Christmas card from my crafty play date, I bring you another red + teal creation (no yellow this time):
This one is for three challenges. The sketch is from the current Mojo Monday sketch:
which I turned on its ear:
The second challenge is the current Merry Monday Christmas Challenge to use house(s) ... a bird house is a house, right?:
and the third challenge is Jingle Belles, which asked us to use something new.
Here's my card again so I can explain:
I loved the teal + red of this Jillibean paper (of course), so that was my starting point. I added the strip of red, then pondered the circle element of the sketch. I had a Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods set I NEEDED TO OWN, but hadn't yet used, and it has that adorable cardinal. Perfect.
But the cardinal is small, so I used a circle, but took some liberties since it's way smaller than the one in the sketch.
I stamped the branch (from my Hero Arts Bird & Branch Christmas set I'd just opened for my previous card) twice: once on a piece of linen ivory Neenah, and once on the red strip I'd cut. Then I colored them and lined them up, and stuck on the cardinal.
For my cheater house, I used the bird house from the Lawn Fawn set. The red strip needed something at the top, so it got a bird house. The Merry Monday challenge said house(s), but it didn't say they needed to be people houses.
Then I realized I had no sentiment, so I used another one from my Hero Arts set like I did on my previous card. Ink in Versamark, ink in dye ink, stamp, cover with clear embossing powder, then heat to set.
There's a lot going on here, but I like how it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: linen ivory Neenah card stock, and the following: