Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #2

Hey Everyone I am so happy to be back with you again.  With Christmas just around the corner I haven't been on here that often and for that I truly do apologize.  I will do my best to get at least another card posted this week, but I make no promises.  I hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful season and that you are getting a chance to spend some time with your loved ones and friends.  

This week the challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is a photo challenge.

I would love to see you join us and play along with the Design Team for this challenge.  You can find a link to the challenge at the top of this post.  

For this challenge I tossed around the idea of 2 images that I had that I knew would work perfectly for this.  I finally settled on one and decided that I was going to make this card in Non-traditional colours.  For those of you who follow my blog you can see that I usually LOVE to stick to traditional colours, but I thought changing it up would be a challenge for myself too.  

I started with colouring the image, and then selected pattern papers to go along with it.  I also figured out the card layout after choosing the pattern papers.

Here's the image that I used on the card...

Here's the front view of my card...

Here's the side view of my card...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer -  used for cutting various layers to the card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the sentiment down and the black boarder on the card.
Bone Folder - used to help fold and crease the spine of the card base
Double Sided Tape - used for attaching all the layers together
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment to the card
Quickie Glue -  used to attach the fine glitter to the card
Tweezers - used to help position various parts of the card and the sprinkles.
Stamp Press  - used to attach the stamps to and stamp the image and sentiment
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image in
Stamping Bella - Signin So Beautiful stamps - used for the image and the sentiment
Close to My Heart Boarders - inked these boarders up with MFT Black ink
Loose Glitter -  used on the cats hats, and the bells on the cat's collar
Cuttlebug Machine -  used with the dies to cut out the image and the sentiment
Spellbinders - Label Twenty Two Die - used to cut out the main image
Fishtail Flag Die - used to cut out the sentient for this card
Doodle Bug Sprinkles - used for the white and red embellishments
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - colouring medium used for the cats
Gamsol - solution used with the blending stumps to smooth and blend the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the gambol to smooth out the pencil crayons and blend colours
Embossing Powder - Detailed Fine White - used on the sentiment
Powder Tool -  used to prevent the embossing powder to sticking to undesired places
Clear Embossing Ink - used to stamp the sentiment in
Heat Tool - used to melt the embossing powder for the sentiment
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Watercolour Paper - paper that the image is stamped on to help with colouring
Red Plaid Paper - for the background on the card - I cannot find an exact link, however I've linked to similar papers.
Music Paper - used for the boarder along the edge of the card - I cannot find an exact link, however I've linked to similar papers and products.
Black Paper -  used to stamp the sentiment on

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me some love in the comment section below. 


  1. Cute card! What a perfect sentiment for that image! I just colored up the same one for my daughter who has 2 cats. Where is the sentiment from?

    1. Hey Susan, The sentiment stamp is from the same set that the cats are from. Singin so Beautiful from Stamping Bella! Hope this helps!

  2. I came here to find out where you got the sentiment stamp and I see you have answered my question in the comment above. Love this card! Christi