A Very Merry Christmas!

a-very-merry-christmasThis is the second card I’m entering in the My Favorite Things Superstar Card contest. This is a take off on another card I made except I used only MFT stamps.  I absolutely love circle cards and these MFT stamps are just darling.  The sentiments come from the Toasty Greetings set, the holly and berries is from the Santa’s Elves set, and the Santa, Reindeer and Tree are from the Jingle All the Way set.  I used a Circle Stax die cut.

To make this card I folded some Neenah 110 Solar White Cover stock in half and cut the largest circle die I had out of the folded piece.  The trick is to put one part of the circle slightly beyond the fold so that you cut out a folded circle card.  It will have a flat top, but to remedy that, simply cut a single circle from the same die and glue it to the front of the card.

I stamped all the pieces except the words and the holly and berries on the masking paper. I cut the mask for the snow hills on the bottom out of wide Post-It Note tape.

Stamped in this order: reindeer, Santa, left-hand tree, middle tree, and the right hand tree. I left the masks in place and sponged with Distress inks in various purples and blues. I colored everything with Copic Markers.

For the sky I dotted various sized dots of white gel pen to make it snowy.  I also added some white dots to the trees.  For the stitching around the edge I used a Copic fine line marker.  I used gold gel pen on the reindeer bells, the belt buckle, and the stars on the trees. I added some Glossy Accents to the tree holders, the belt, the shoes, the hooves and the reindeer’s nose.

I added some Wink of Stella here and there to give it some sparkle.

Thanks for looking!

Here’s the link to the contest at My Favorite Things: http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/you-could-be-a-card-design-superstar-contest-2016/

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