It's the final countdown! Less than a week before Christmas, and I have no idea how that happened :) Luckily, the prezzies are all wrapped and under the tree, the Christmas cards were mailed out, and (for the most part), this week is for relaxing and enjoying.
I did need a few last minute cards for Sofia's teachers, and how fun to create one with a matching envelope for the latest CAS-ual fridays challenge.
I was inspired by *this card* and its outline-copic-coloring. I started out by stamping the gingham strip (from PTI's "background basics: gingham") onto the card base, the white mat, and the envelope liner. Next, the snowman and all his accessories (from lawn fawn's "making frosty friends"). Quick tip: I actually placed my snowman stamp on my paper to judge for placement, then removed him and first stamped the top hat. A mask I had created for the top hat went down next, and I stamped the snowman body over-top. Remove the mask, and voila! perfect placement, and no embarrassing lines cutting into the hat. The sentiment is from PTI's think big favorites. At the very end, I sprayed mister huey's calico white mist over the entire card-front... made the little snowman and his gingham border look like they hit a tiny blizzard :) It's subtle, even in real life, but very cute.
True story: this was actually my first time creating an envelope liner. A real envelope was sacrificed in order to trace a pattern for it...
The white mat was mounted onto the card base with foam squares, matching up the gingham borders... a little snowman was stamped onto the envelope-front.
What last-minute holiday projects are you doing this week? I still have to assemble teacher gifts, and create some last minute tag-sets :)