The new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has now gone live, and the theme is always ‘anything goes Christmas/Festive‘. Here is my card:
I had quite a bit of messy fun creating this card – ink smooshing, die cutting, ink blending – and I like the outcome.
The background panel is a piece of ink smooshed card stock, with pink and blue Distress Inks, and when that was dry I used a Pinkfresh Studio background die.
I adhered that whole panel to the card base, then turned to the die cutting…….
The two critters are from Tim Holtz, and each piece die cut pout of an ink blended or smooshed panel. If I didn’t have the colour I wanted, I created one.
Before adding each layer, I did some more ink blending on them to make them different. All the brown pieces are from the same panel, but I ink blended a darker brown on them to create different shades – the antlers for instance.
The sentiment is also from Tim Holtz, stamped onto the same brown smooshed panel, cut out, then ink blending.
I adhered all of them with 3D foam.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Jingle Belles – Christmas and card stock – no patterned paper
Creative Fingers – anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies – anything goes with animal as main focus
Crafty Animals – anything goes with an animal
My Time To Craft Christmas – Christmas and something beginning with ‘R’ (red, reindeer)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas