Hello friends!It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and Cec is hosting "Christmas in July"!
"If you are like me, you are anxious for 2020 to be over and done with. To speed things up let's pretend Christmas is around the corner even though it is only July and get a start on creating shabby chic or vintage inspired cards. This challenge is all about cards so please save other Christmas creations for later."
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.
I embraced this challenge as I'm tired of the heat of the summer and just thinking about Christmas cools me by 20 degrees. Like Cec, I'm also ready for the calendar to turn to a new year, hopefully a better one than 2020 is shaping up to be. But not before celebrating Christmas, so I also welcomed the challenge to get an early start on my handmade cards. Here are the steps I took to create my first Christmas card of the year. This was so fun and easy to make, I may just have to mass produce them. Let's get started...
Using the Merry Christmas stencil from mini set 32, I blended Candied Apple ink through the word 'Merry' and Ground Espresso through 'Christmas' onto water color paper I had previously blended with Frayed Burlap ink. 'Merry' was then heat embossed with Fired Brick Embossing Glaze and 'Christmas' with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze. Both were cut, edged in Walnut Stain and adhered to the card.
Here's one more look at the completed card.
I hope you will take some time to stop over to the blog to see what wonderful Christmas cards my talented teammates have made. Then why not take this opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas cards and link them up to the challenge. You will be happy to have a few already made before the real rush starts in December. I can't wait to see what you will make! Happy crafting! Sara Emily
Countryview Challenges - July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy Just finding good quality time to craft this week made me happy, but combined with my favorite Tim Holtz products and Christmas card making is the icing on the cake!
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Wreath & Snowflake
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Yuletide
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Lumberjack
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils - Set 32
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon- Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pen 2pk - Bullet
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick