Now I have a confession to make. Even though I make cards all the time...I didn't send out any holiday cards this Christmas. Isn't that terrible? My friend Debra issued a challenge to make 5-10 Christmas cards each month starting right now and continuing through the end of the year. Of course I joined the challenge right away. By December I should have a nice stash of cards just waiting to be signed and sent.
For my January Christmas card I used this mojo sketch as my inspiration.
I stamped the house image in Chocolate Chip Craft ink on Kraft cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut out the large Kraft and Riding Hood Red circles with my Coluzzle. The large scalloped circle is from the Big Shot Scallop Circle #2 die.
I also stamped the three snowflakes in Chocolate Chip Craft ink on Kraft cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I punched them out with my 3/4" circle punch. The small Chocolate Chip circles were made with my 1" circle punch and the Riding Hood Red circles were cut using my Coluzzle. I wish Stampin' Up! sold a 7/8" circle punch so I could layer my circles like this. For now the Coluzzle will have to do.
I sponged every layer on the card (except for the Chocolate Chip cardstock) with Chocolate Chip ink. It helps soften the brightness of the red against the brown.
I added a layer of designer series paper to the inside of my card and finished it with some Kraft cardstock cut with the Top Note Bigz Die.
I've made one card and now I need to go make 4 more just like it. I'm not sure how many cards I need to make each month because I don't have my list of recipients finalized yet. Maybe that should be the next project I work on.
Thanks for stopping by for a little Christmas in January! ~Dannie
Stamps: To You and Yours, Snow Swirled
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft & Classic
Accessories: Sponge, Crafters' Tool Kit. Alpine Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals, Coluzzle, Clear Embossing Powder
Punches: Circle (1" & 3/4")
Big Shot: Top Note Bigz Die, Scallop Circle #2