Thursday, October 11, 2012

Perfect Sentiments: "Christmas Critters"

Hello everyone and welcome to the third day of our one year birthday/anniversary challenge celebration at The Perfect Sentiment!  We have four fun challenges planned for you that we will spread out over the next few days. We have sponsors who have donated generous prizes for each challenge and since we are doing this blog hop style, there are hidden prizes along the way. The good news is you will have 3 full weeks to complete all the challenges and blog hops. There will also be a grand prize that you will be eligible for if you complete all the challenges! You can see the Grand Prize and add you name to the inlinkz here once your complete all four of the challenges.
 
This challenge is "Christmas Critters"
The challenge: create a card with a sentiment for Christmas
The twist: include a critter somewhere on your card
 
Here is my card for the challenge:
 My card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white cardstock for the base, then trimmed some red cardstock 1/8" smaller.  I printed a digi stamp from Floppy Latte's Digital Designs, called "North Pole," on some white cardstock.  I cut the cardstock down to 5 1/4"x4."  I colored in the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and stamped my sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to make it look like it was snowing.  I used Winter Frolic for both my snowman and mouse.  The snowman was cut at 2 1/2" and the mouse at 1 1/2."  I used red flocking powder on both scarves and the snowman's hat.  I also gave the snowman a Peachy Keen face.  I adhered them to the card with foam tape for some dimension.  I finished off the card with some Stickles - x-mas red on the bow of the package, holly on the tree, and gold on the pole's globe.  
 
Now head on over to Sam's blog to see what she created for this challenge.  Then be sure to link up your project at The Perfect Sentiment.  I can't wait to see what you create!

22 comments:

  1. Too cute Paula! Love that lil mouse ;)

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  2. This is fantastic and I love how you managed to get that digital in there. Great job.

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  3. Like the cute Mouse & Snowman card. The embossing is a wonderful snow look. Hopping along enjoying the Perfect Sentiments blog hop.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. this is totally adorable. Love the wonderful scene that's created and what a great embossing to do!!!

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  5. So adorable! Very well done :)

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  6. Your card is so sweet love it. Great job.
    Linda K.

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  7. Well this little mouse is a critter, though not my favorite kind... cute cute card

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  9. Hi Paula! What a cute card! Love how you embossed it AFTER printing and coloring your iamge...great technique! Mouse and snowman are SO cute!
    Sandie

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  10. the swiss dots embossing folder makes for a great snowy background. your critter belongs on paper

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  11. Great card. No wonder Jenn calls you the Cricut Queen. The Swiss Dot background is just perfect!

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  12. Fun card... love all the elements... the embossing, the digi, the dies.. fun fun!

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  13. That mouse is too cute!!!! Great card!

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  14. Great card! The embossed background gives the impression of falling snow.

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  15. How sweet! I love the embossing!

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  16. Such an adorable card with the oh so cute mouse.

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  17. What a great combination of die cut images and image! You've created such a sweet little scene, and the embossed dots make perfect snow!

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