I am honored to be this week's Guest Designer for Merry Monday Challenge #59. It is so much fun participating in the challenges and making a Christmas card each week. Check out the challenge on www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com, and play along. This is my take on the sketch.
For my card I chose some papers from Echo Park's 6x6 Very Merry Christmas pad. Stampin Up's Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke are perfect matches. I cut the largest Spellbinder's Floral Ovals die from RHR cardstock and traced the inner part of the die for my patterned paper oval. The striped paper is matted with Always Artichoke, and these panels are mounted to the white card base. The image and sentiment are from MFT 's ala mode-Sparkling Season. I stamped the girl with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers. I stamped the ornament, her sweater and hair bow on some of the DSP paper and cut them out and glued them on after cutting her out. The sentiment banner is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax. For the sentiment, I masked part of it and stamped it separately to allow space for her legs when I mounted her with foam tape.
That's it for my card. Thanks again to Lesley and the Design Team for allowing to be the Guest Designer this week. Don't forget to check out all the great inspriation from the Design Team and play along with the sketch, you might be the next Guest Designer.
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