Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas - Feature a creature

It is the beginning of April and that means it is time for another challenge to help you get a head start on your holiday cards with Sparkles Christmas challenges :) This month we are looking for cards that Feature a Creature.

I realized that I don't have all that many Christmas stamps with little animals in them so I combined stamps from a few different sets to create this little Santa seal. To start, I laid out my stamps where I wanted them and then stamped the Santa hat both on a panel of white cardstock and also on a 'post it' note. I fussy cut the hat out of the post it note and used it as a mask. Then I stamped the seal and the sentiment and colored the seal with copics. On an A2 top folding card, I added red/white striped DSP for a background frame, trimmed my top panel and added it to the top. For a finishing touch, I added Stickles to the hat's poof and trim.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Critters in the Snow, Merry Messages ; Paper Smooches - Chubby Chum Pals
Inks: Copics - R24,R29,R89,W00,W1,W3; MFT - Black licorice
Misc: DSP - Snap Color vibe ; Stickles - Diamond

I am sharing this card in a couple of challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #379 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday challenge #163 - all about Christmas

Thanks so much for visiting! 


  1. Hi Cheryl, what a great combination of stamps! I love that you've added the cute Santa hat to your adorable seal. A perfect match! I love the clean and simple lines and that wonderful striped border. Great work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday All About Christmas challenge this week Cheryl. I love that you were able to improvise and dress up your little seal for Christmas with the addition of the hat. Wonderful. Love the striped border to as it adds a little bit of that Christmas pizzazz!

  3. Loving your card dearie. Beautiful clean lines and adorable image. Fab. Hugs xx

  4. Cheryl, This is pure CAS perfection! Love, love, love this sweet card!

  5. What a cute image! Great CAS card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
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