Christmas Card – MFT Sketch Challenge 349

This challenge allowed me to accomplish two things: 1) participate in a sketch challenge of one of my FAVORITE stamp companies and 2) get another Christmas card done!

I kept it pretty simple by stamping the santa from the MFT Christmas Cuteness stamp set onto 80# Neenah white cardstock, coloring it with my copics and then using the matching dies to cut the image out.

For the card base, I used a top folding card made out of the same white cardstock and adhered a piece of blue breeze by MFT to the front. The card measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. For the front panel, I cut a piece of the white cardstock down to 4 x 5.25 inches and cut a rectangle out of the upper half using MFT’s In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies. I took the snow flake from the same Christmas stamp set and stamped it all over the image with VersaMark ink. I used JudiKins iridescent sparkle embossing powder on the snow flakes and then set it with my heat gun. I used some leftover pieces for the snow drifts that I had cut from the MFT Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die and just adhered them to the back of the snowflake panel with some strong double sided adhesive.

I adhered the snowflake panel onto the front of my card base with the same strong adhesive and then tucked Santa in the snow drifts; making sure his one arm hung out. I popped him up on some foam tape for some added dimension and added some Wink of Stella to his beard.

For the sentiment, I stamped ‘A Jolly Hello’ from the stamp set onto white cardstock with Lawn Fawn Lobster ink, cut the strip out and then attached it to the front of the card with foam tape.

I wanted to add something extra to the ‘fur’ around Santa’s hat so I used my Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simple White. I had to add it in layers because it kinda just mushed together. Even adding it in layers didn’t keep some areas from mushing together. I think I’ll have to try something else next time!

I would love to hear if you have started making Christmas Cards and please subscrible to this blog if you enjoy it! Also, I would love to hear what you use for adding Santa’s fur! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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