This was the last Christmas card I was able to squeeze in before Christmas, today. It was for my niece, who loves dogs and art, just like me. 🙂 I am so glad I was able to get something handcrafted done for her since she has kept all the cards I ever gave her since I started my paper crafting journey 8 years ago!
I stamped out the adorable pup with the Santa hat covering his eyes from the Art Impressions “Santa Paws” Stamp Set and colored him up like my niece’s dog, Boomer (even though the image is not a poodle), who is an apricot Poodle.
Dog: YR20, YR24, YR27
Santa hat and coat: R24, R27 and R29 with W0 and W1 for the fur trim
Flame: Y38 and R27 Lantern with candle: W1, YR20, YR24
Candy cane: R24, R27
I also used a Sakura Black Glaze Pen to add a tiny bit of shine and dimension to the nose and a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to add some brightness and visual texture to the white fur trim.
For the background, I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Dies and some scrap card stock in pale blue, silver and shimmery white. I used the “Here Comes Santa Paws” sentiment from the same Art Impressions “Santa Paws” Stamp Set. To add extra sparkle and shine, I added 7 iridescent sequins with glitter glue.
For the inside liner, I used some scrap foiled silver and blue snowflake patterned paper scraps from my scrap box. Then for the inside sentiment and note writing space, I cut a smaller bright blue card stock, and stamped the “Happy Holidays to the coolest person I know” stamp from the Sugar Pea Designs “Eskimo Kisses” stamp set.
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Celebrate Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Sparkle and Shine Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Christmas Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Tis the Season Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge