It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme this month is 'Family/Friends'.
I'm entering the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Delectable Die-cuts', Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge' Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo Stamps 'Snowman Friends' digi stamp
My Favourite Things 'Stitched Jumbo Fishtail' and My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Lili of the Valley 'Woodland Wishes' paper
Dark cerise textured card, white matt card
Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
I trimmed a piece of paper to a square, layered it onto cerise card and attached it to the card front. I resized the digi stamp before printing onto white matt card. The image was die cut and embossed with the largest fishtail die. As I wanted to extend the length of the fishtail, I also die cut and embossed a piece of white card with the square end of the die. I coloured the image with Promarkers, matching the colours to the backing paper. I drew around the outside the the fishtail die to make a matting layer for the image before cutting it out. The image and white extension card were layered onto the cerise matt and attached to the card. I printed the sentiment onto white card and placed the fishtail flat die onto the sentiment before die cutting and embossing halfway along the sentiment. I removed the die, lined it up at the other end of the sentiment before die cutting and embossing the other half. The strip was then layered onto cerise card before being attached to the card to cover the join in the image fishtail banner. To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the snowman's clothing and the snow.