Monday, September 5, 2016

Mistletoe Monday #30-2016

Mistletoe Monday -- ON LABOR DAY!
Yes, it is the unofficial end of summer so time to think of starting those Christmas cards.  Today the designers were to use animals in their cards which will be the challenge all month on Mondays.

I love how many elements Kimberly has used in this striking card -
I am a big fan of animal holiday cards! Today, I will share a vintage style card with many layers. I dug into my stash and started playing with the design. I found this fantastic deer embellishment (Petaloo) and decided to build the card around it.  The deer piece is matted gold mirrored cardstock, trimmed slightly larger.  The card base is kraft paper cut to A2 size card. I sprayed the card base, flowers, leaves and the piece of corrugated card stock with Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  I adhered the corrugated card stock on an angle, then attached the deer embellishment on top.  I used Beacon 3 in 1 glue to adhere the flowers, berries, leaves and ribbon to the card.  So.....much.....FUN!  

Robbie makes good use of a repeating element in this example-
I don’t have many Christmas sets with animals in them.  I just recently purchased the Greetings From Santa stamp set which had a reindeer in it.  I stamped the reindeer using Crumb Cake ink.  I cut my card stock down and mounted them on a slightly larger piece of Real Red card stock.  I took a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and mounted it on a slightly larger strip of Real Red card stock.  I cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock 4” x 5 ¼”.  I attached the patterned paper strip to the left hand side of the Early Espresso panel.  I then attached my top and bottom reindeer pieces using SNAIL adhesive.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my middle reindeer piece.  To finish off my card I stamped my sentiment from the Greetings from Santa stamp set using Real Red ink.  I used my washi label punch to punch out the sentiment and added it to my Early Espresso panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I attached my Early Espresso panel to a Whisper White card base.  A cute holiday card that was fairly easy to make. ~ Robbie

Every year on Labor Day, they allow people to walk across the Mackinac Bridge. It is five miles across and if the weather is not storming, I plan on doing just that this morning.  It is something that I have wanted to do for a while now, so this year is the year. Everyone have a wonderful Labor Day - Denise