Uh, this is about decking the halls…and not your family (teeheehee). I just love the C.C. Designs “Snarky Christmas” sentiment stamp set. So many of the sentiments make me laugh. Rather than taking the “decking someone” phrase to mean punching them out (which seemed a little violent to me), I decided to take it more literally as if it meant to not decorate them.
This led me to think about making a card with this sentiment using some doggy stamps (since I consider my dogs family members). 🙂 As the person who is receiving this card loves Lawn Fawn, I knew I had to include a dog from their “Critters in the Dog Park” set. However, when I added him to the card, he seemed too small. So I decided to add a larger poodle from the Recollections “Woof Woof” set. In my mind, the Scottie has been a little mischievous and decked out his big sister with this holiday banner. *wink*
Now these dogs are not supposed to represent my dogs (although if the terrier had drop ears, I could have colored him like Bandito). In fact, because I wanted to keep the color story very tight on this card (I only used shades of pink, green, red and white), these dogs stayed white (one a little dirtier with a little Copic W1–LOL). I fussy cut each of the dogs out twice and layered them up with some foam adhesive to add some interest and dimension. HINT: When doing this kind of layering, I think it is important to take the time to edge the fussy cut images out with black marker so the white edges of the paper don’t show. This gives a much more finished look. I use an SB width Faber-Castell PITT artist pen, but I know some folks even use a black Sharpie.
To create the Christmas banner decor, I used the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Flutterbys. However, because these ready made pennants were in the typical sorbet colors of that collection, I had to hand cut small triangles in red and green to maintain the Christmas-y feel of the card and the tight color palette. I also used my Martha Stewart snowflake border punch to punch out some snowflakes that I could adhere to each pennant. All this took a lot of detail work but the final results seem worth it. I coated each of the snowflakes, the Poodle, and the Scottie dog, with Folk Art Extreme Glitter acrylic paint in hologram to get a very sparkly look (this is much more sparkly than Wink of Stella). I left the last pennant (which I decorated on both sides) dangling off the bottom edge of the card for a little added whimsy and some movement.
The following is a video share of this card:
This card is also being entered into the following challenge:
Raisin Boat Christmas and Holiday Challenge
Naughty or Nice Festive Furballs Challenge in the naughty category
CARDZ TV Color My Christmas Challenge
The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge
Another great card and you linked it to the challenge. Thank you Kristina. Now you need to watch Tim Holtz He feels that the stamps never need to be cleaned. I think it is like seasoning a pan. If you know what I mean. I love you adorable card. Hugs, linda
Oh I know I’m ridiculous about the cleaning thing, but I can’t help it! I have 1 stained stamp and it drives me crazy! LOL TF stopping by and a leaving me such a nice thoughtful comment. PS: I have a wok that I can’t season either! LMAO
I love this sentiment and the way you chose to interpret it! Terrific card design, too. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!
Thanks so much Lindsey! A little naughty is good, but not too much, right?! LOL TF stopping by and hosting such a fun challenge! Hugs, Kristina
This really made me smile! Great card, thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x
Thanks so much Jo! I LOVE this challenge. It speaks to my core. LOL TF hosting it and for stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
This is a very cute card. I definitely would have just hand cut the banners. Decking the family could mean ugly sweaters. LOL That is what came to my mind anyway.
Oh totally clever! I hadn’t thought of ugly sweaters, but that makes absolute sense! 😀 tfstopping by! hugs, Kristina
Great card and video!!! Thank you for sharing that! Super cute card!
Aww aren’t you so sweet! I had fun making this little 3×4 card–just couldn’t believe it took all day! LOL
Your cards lovely thanks for joining us at Papernest Dolls Challenge blog big hugs and Merry Christmas When it comes from Sharon DT Member xxx
Thanks for a fun and easy challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
cute card it really made me smile 🙂 thank you for sharing with us at cardztv 🙂
Thanks for a fun challenge and for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina