Thursday, August 21, 2014

18 Weeks Until Christmas

There are only 18 Weeks Until Christmas. Another way to look at it is about 4 and 1/2 months away. I have a feeling that that those weeks will slip through our fingers in no time.

I have to admit it. I had a hard time using the Santa's Helper image from Digistamps4Joy. I typically gravitate to more traditional holiday images. While I have seen many wonderful projects using images that include people/faces, I had yet to try one of my own. In addition, this was my first attempt at using alcohol markers.

18 Weeks Until Christmas

I used the following materials to create the card: Santa's Helper from Digistamps4Joy printed on Georgia Pacific white cardstock. The image was colored using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers from CTMH. I fussy cut the image using a craft knife and glass mat.

The pre-cut and scored card base is 6.5" high and 5" wide. I covered the card with the black snowflake printed B&T Duos™ Papers from the Snowhaven Paper Packet (X7188B). I cut a piece of Classic Glam Glitter from The Paper Studio to place behind the digi. I used Cricut® Design Space and my Cricut® Explore to cut the Christmas border (#M3E126 from Holiday Cakes) using red and green cardstock from my stash and to write "Merry Christmas" using American Crafts Precision Pens on a banner (#M3BEE2) cut using the CTMH Cricut® Artiste cartridge (Z1790) from CTMH White Daisy cardstock (1385).

I am linking my card to the Digistamps4Joy August 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas Card Link Up.

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting today.


  1. This is a really cute card, Brenda.
    Your first attempt at using alcohol markers was a success!

  2. Brenda this is a stunning Christmas creation. Love the glitter behind her. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of September.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Thank you to everyone that commented. I am thrilled that people like this card since I was not sure about it myself. I was regretting fussy cutting the image out, but I like how the striped glitter paper creates a "wallpaper" look behind her. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. :-)


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