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Simply Celebrate Christmas

Hello! Happy Thanksgiving a few days early. This year, we are celebrating on Friday. The Thanksgiving meal is my favorite meal to fix all year. Depending on who is doing what with which family, I have made two dinners in one week to celebrate it with the different families when we have had to accommodate different work schedules.

This card was created for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #161 - Holiday Critters.

The background of the card was ink blended with Distress Oxide Ink in Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. I speckled the background with white opaque acrylic for the "snow".

I couldn't decide which critters to use from the Simply Celebrate Winter Critters stamp set, so I decided to use a few from three different ones. Of course, then I had to use the Large Slimline With Sliders. For the the litttle critter sentiments, I used the Simply Celebrate Winter Critters Add On.

The critters were colored with Copic markers in the following colors:

N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, B21, B24, B24, YR01, YR04, E31, E33, E35, E53, E55, E57, R20, R21, R22, R29

I used the rectangle from the Scalloped Box Card Pop Up for the packages. I also used the little pieces that are the posts for the banner for the ribbon on the package from that same die. I centered the ribbon and bow on the rectangle and then trimmed it to 1" and an 1/8" tall. The bow is from the Merry Mistletoe die. The little trees are from the Build A Snow Globe die. The ornaments in the snow are from the Christmas Palm Tree die. The gingerbread, candy canes and wreath are from the Build A House Gingerbread Add On die.

I have just recently started making slimline cards, so I don't have a lot of the border dies.....yet. For the Forest Border die, I just made sure that the I cut it twice, with it joining under the reindeers. The snow in the foreground is cut with the Stitched Hillside Border. I just lined up the die a couple of times to create the length I needed. I used the Sandy Beach Accents to cut openings in the snow so I could bury some of the elements to add interest to the foreground.

This turned out to be a fun little Christmas card. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday if you celebrate it and if you don't, I hope you have a fantastic day!



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