Welcome to the second Merry Monday Christmas challenge of the year! It's been feeling strange to me that I am making new cards as I am busy trying to get Christmas all put away! LOL! This is the longest that it has EVER been up, but I am trying to take my time and get everything put away properly. Every year I miss a few things here and there and I just shove them under the stairs for me to stare at all year long! Ha Ha!
This week, Leanne asked us to create a card with glasses. I don't own any stamp sets with glasses, however, so mugs will just have to do! Ha ha!
I had so much fun making THIS card last year, so I was happy to get to use Cup of Cheer and the coordinating DIE. I've been using a lot of the same color combinations so I decided to go back to a traditional Christmas color palette, but with a pop of pink for some interest. To begin, I blended a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock using Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink. I wanted a green that would complement the pink and I think this is just the ticket. I also spritzed it heavily with some Frost Shimmer Spray. I really like how it reacted with the oxide ink. I set that aside to dry and got to work on the sentiment and the cups/saucers/teapot.
I diecut quite a few of each image because I knew I wanted to stack them here and there for a strong presence, since that was the point of the challenge! Ha ha! I stamped them in a combination of pink, red and the foliage in the same Peeled Paint oxide ink as the background for a perfect match.
The sentiment is heat embossed using one of my favorite new embossin powders; Rose Gold by Altenew. I thought the Rose Gold would look nice against the pink and I was right! The sentiment panel is attached to the blended panel using foam squares for some dimension. I also added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins here and there using Tombow Multi Medium Matte and my Jewel Picker.
The cups, poinsettias and tea pot are stacked and scattered here and there for a fun and whimsical card! I also added a few drops of Bright Gold Nuvo Drops in the center of each poinsettia for some added gold detail and shine.
I had quite a few cups and flowers left over so I decided to add them to the inside with a "cup" sentiment. I think this set is so cute and I love all of the sentiments, but this is one of my favorites! I hope you'll get a chance to play along! Thanks for fluttering by!