I am really getting a fabulous head start on my holiday cards this year! These monthly challenges are fantastic motivation! I say I am going to do this every year and then, inevitably, come December I am freaking out trying to figure out how to get them all done. The past two years I didn't even try... I just used the small man as an excuse to send photo cards! lol I'm sure I will continue to do that, but it's nice that I'll be able to send handmade ones too this year.
Today I am here with my guest design team post for Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #4. The theme for the month of June is Handmade. It can be anything you crafted, designed or created personally. It can be hand-crafted embellishments or an origianal template... We leave that decision up to you and can't wait wait to see what unique ideas you come up with. I chose to use my Die-namic mini rolled roses die to make flowers for my card. I also used a Martha Stewart punch and Classic Circle Nesties to create the peppermint candies out of red sparkle cardstock backed with plain white. The branches are also punched.
I selected Lil Christmas Willow as my image. She was a perfect match with her candy canes for my peppermint themed paper and punched candies. I had a lot of fun coloring her, but I think it's time for a new white gel pen. Mine was a little difficult about coverage. My layout is the May sketch (#36) from CLP, which I am hoping to squeeze in before the deadline.
If you'd like to play along, visit the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog here! There is a special page just for the Christmas challenges and you will see a link to it at the top of the page. You have all month to post your project. The only requirements are that you use an image from one of the TPS lines that can be purchased here and which include:
- Lil Lolitas and Lil Lads
- Pink Pets
I hope you enjoyed my creation! I will be back a few times this week as I have another holiday challenge to post plus more design team creations to share! Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll peek in again from time to time! Have a fabulous day!
Images: Lil Christmas Willow (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E04, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (169, 198, 200)
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Figgy Pudding - Silent Night, Pepperberry, and Peppermint designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Classic Circles and Labels Sixteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart embossed peppermint & branch punches and doily lace border punch (EK Success); Die-namics mini rolled roses die (My Favorite Things); designer half pearls (Basic Grey); Peal adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots