Well we often think of Christmas in July, I don't really know why, maybe because you are meant to think of snow at Christmas and that is when we have it here in the Southern Hemisphere...in July!
I saw this sketch challenge over on the Just Add Ink blog and thought that a Christmas card in July would suit this sketch well with my other new items from my latest SU! order...the Swirly Bird Stamp Set & Swirly Scribble Thinlits Dies (purchased as a bundle with a 10% saving!).
I was going to put this together last night while I had the design in my head but I ran out of time...so I have snuck into my craft room again today, in between washing the bed linen (as we actually have a sunny and clear day today, no sign of snow!), and got out my stamps, dies and inks again!
This is the card I put together and my background DSP is from a very versatile 6" x 6" pack called Serene Scenery which I have used several times before.
I used a rhinestone to give my little bird a bright sparkly eye and I also used some Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots (now retired, but something similar would be the new Enamel Shapes) to add dimension on my swirly branch.
Here is a close up...
When I can and I have time I try to also follow the design through to the middle of my card and I did today using some of the coordinating stamps...I did however, use a retired stamp for the inside greeting (Petite Pairs).
You should pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what inspiration the design team there have for you...I particular like the card made by Rochelle Block this week.
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