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Christmas is a State of Mind | CraftyPaws

This has been a crazy year, and it continues to be so (I have been to the vet with both of my dogs countless times these past couple of weeks — thank goodness both finally seem to be doing better). So I wanted to take a moment to craft a whimsical card to help shift my mind to all that I have to be thankful for — family, health, shelter, friends, and of course puppies.

I’m using 3 stamps from this It’s Snome Time collection “Robin Mishchief” stamp set that I got from (by the way, they’re having a 15% off all their paper pads at present and there are some adorable It’s Snome Time pads).  I used the largest image on some card stock for the main card image and I used two smaller stamps to decorate a coordinated envelope. These are the Copic colors I used:
Red areas: R27, R29 and R39
White areas (beard, fur on hat): N0 and N1
Orange areas: YR01, YR04 and YR07
Brown areas: E21, E31 and E23
Peach areas (nose, mushroom house, package): R11, R12, E21 and E31
Blue areas: B24, B26 and B28
Green areas: G14, YG09 and G17
I also added some highlight marks and cleaned up the white spots that I had accidentally colored into with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

I fussy cut the main image with my Fiskars Reverse Spring Loaded Scissors and then popped up the main image with foam dots onto a craft and silver foiled polka dot card front. I also glued on a thin fun foam sheet under that card front so that I could add a little dimension from the card base. For the card liner, I used a scrap of light blue craft paper and simply added a left over strip of the craft and silver foiled polka dot paper. The wonderful sentiment, “Christmas Isn’t Just a Day. It’s a State of Mind. – Kris Kringle” from The Project Bin’s “Maybe Christmas” stamp set.

Lastly, as a finishing touch, I used craft paint to color white some wood veneer snowflakes and stars from my stash, which I layered onto the card front for some added interest. I love the dimension and the cozy feel that is created with the craft paper and the wood embellishments.

CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:

This card and matching envelope are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Layer It Up Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Halloween Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Christmas Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge

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