Wednesday, July 12, 2017

All is Calm (#christmasinjuly2017)

Summer is a wonderful time of the year but then again so is Christmas so I am doing a Christmas in July series. My goal is to make at least 20 cards this month but I am not going to stress over the goal. The point is to get a jump start on my Christmas cards while enjoying the process. See below on how to participate too.

Today's card features images from the Papertrey Ink Warmest Wishes which is a retired set. I used the Lil Inker Designs Dual Stitched circle dies to cut a circle from white card stock and then nested two of them together to cut a frame from sno cone card stock. I stamped the mountain images onto the inside circle and then the polar bear and sweater which were cut out with the matching dies. After coloring the images with Copic markers, they were assembled onto the soft stone card base with the bear on foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card front using Delicata Silver Shimmer ink.

Papertrey Ink stamps and dies. PTI and MFT cs, Lil Inker Designs dies, MFT and Delicata ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Polar Bear-W00, E81, R01, B41, B32, B34; Mountains-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000

If you feel like joining me to get a head start on your Christmas cards, please link up below. I would love the inspiration and  promise I will stop by to take a look and comment. If you post to instagram, use #christmasinjuly2017.

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  1. I have so much catching up to do, Nancy! What a great place to start! I adore that set but have 'bearly' gotten it inky!! I have a Christmas card to share with you... soon!

  2. I wish I had that warmest wishes set!! The way you colored the sweater in is just adorable. FABULOUS card!!