Happy December!! Can you believe it's here already!? I have sad news today This will be the last challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. :( Our fearless leader, Hazel, has decided to close the challenge. : ( But, let's not think about that right now. Instead, let's think about the current challenge. As always, it's anything Christmas-related goes. And now that the Christmas season is truly upon us, I'm sure there are plenty of us that still need some Christmas cards! I know I do!! I checked a little bit ago and realized I was quite a few short. So, here is my card for your inspiration:
I started off with a fun technique I just discovered. It's sort of a letterpress technique, created by inking the raised side (back side) of an embossing folder and using it to deboss the image with the ink. It's quite fun and very easy! Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down to a little bit smaller than the card base.
I hope you will play along with us this month, let's make this the best challenge ever!!
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "AKV: Mary and Child", which I think must be retired; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment; Repeat Impressions "Star Cluster"
Dies; Papertrey Ink "Inspired: Jesus" and "Mat Stack 3"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and pinked edge border die
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing powder
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #409--Christmas
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #139--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #151--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #357--anything goes
Fab n' Funky Challenge #373--Christmas
Make it Monday #305--love of layers
The Holly and Ivy #305--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--star light, star bright
Crazy 4 Challenge #413--Christmas/winter
YNS #78--sketch (I turned it on its side)
Word Art Wednesday #310--anything goes with uplifting sentiment