First Official Christmas Card!

Hey Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!
Well, it's finally happening.  I am posting my first Christmas card of the year!  I've avoided it for so long, but now it must happen.  But I don't think there is a better card to start the season with than this one.
We start a new challenge today at Tuesday Throwdown and the challenge is Christmas Tags.  So I decided to add my tag to a fun card.  Our awesome sponsor this week is MyGrafico and they have provided the most adorable images for my team to use!  This sweet image that I've used on my card is from the Christmas Santa set!

I started off by using a couple of new Winnie & Walter products that I won from their most recent release.  I used the Scenery: Big Band Sci-Fi Star Creative Screenings and laid down a thin layer of embossing paste over it.  Once I removed the stencil, I covered all that embossing paste with some sparkly clear glitter.  I also added a few red splatters for extra interest.

For the tag, I took the new Peppermint Zone stamp and misted it with some perfect pearl/water mist.  Then set it right down on top of my festive berries inked piece of paper and "stamped" with the water.  Since distress inks react with water, this resulted in a faded look where the stamp was, but left behind all that shimmer from my pearl mist.  It's so awesome!  I know I'm going to have loads of fun with that stamp!

To finish off the tag before adding it to my card, I strung some twine through the top and then coated it with some multi medium matte, then wrapped it around a pencil so that it would curl.  I set that aside to dry while I worked on the images and sentiment.

The sentiment was cut with my silhouette about 4 times, layered together and then coated in glossy accents and glitter.  I colored up my images with my Shin Han markers and then fussy cut around them and adhered them onto my tag, adding just a little touch of red stickles to the holly berries.  Put everything together, and it was done!

I totally adore this card!  It was the perfect creation to pull me out of my multi-week lull of having nothing creative run through my mind.  And this card sparkles so much, I can't help but smile when I look at it!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafty Catz #255-Christmas is Coming
    Delightful Challenge-Happy Holidays
    Inky Impressions #185-Animals
    Simon Says Stamp-Stars
    Winnie & Walter-Join in to win

So be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown and join in our Tags challenge!! Thanks for visiting! <3

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card and tag Emily. My fave colors and Love it!!!
    Huggies!!!!

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  2. This put a smile on my face! Such a sweet card/tag! Love how you did the twine! Great job on all of it! :)

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  3. wow, this is a fun card, makes me smile! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  4. Really cute! I like the stenciling lots

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  5. Sweet card, very cute image..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  6. Your first Christmas card is so charming! How adorable is that image and the curly twine on your tag is just the cutest!

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  7. AW!! Emily, this is absolutely precious!! :) You've done a brilliant job using this reindeer with the tag on your card and I just LOVE that glittery die cut wording!! FIRST Christmas card? HUGS:)

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  8. I love this sweet image- and I love the stars and the sparkle. Wonderful First Christmas card!

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  9. Awe so sweet and charming, beautiful design and fab coloring.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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