I know, "what's this?" a Christmas Card? Well um... Yeah! Haven't you heard of the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge? Waltzingmouse started the Christmas Card Challenge as a way to encourage us to work on our holiday cards a little bit every month so that when December hits we're not all in a panic. If you love Waltzingmouse stamps then you know that Christmas stamps are really the backbone of the company - there are so many great sets they are hard to choose from and the list gets even bigger every year. Check out the new badge Anya Schrier came up with for us! How cute is that?
These pretty poinsettia blooms are one of my favorite go to sets - it's just so relaxing to me to color - a flash back to my childhood I guess. If you can get past the original price of the Copics they really are a good investment - mostly because they are refillable. I can't tell you how happy I am when one runs dry that I don't have to go buy a new one - just refill it. They've come to the rescue for me a few times too - like on this one - I didn't have any yellow pearls for the flower center - so I just colored them!
Here's my finished card - and YAY! I even snuck a little washi in there. I keep buying it and I have firmly resolved to start using it more! I almost put a strip of lace where the washi is - but not enough would show and I know this one will be much easier to mail :) !! I sort of like that bit of sheet music peeking out too!
So dig those Holiday pattern papers back out!!! I hope you will give the Christmas Card Challenge a try - it really is a time saver come December - and so fun to see what everyone makes with all the different sets of Waltzingmouse stamps. It's a great way to get inspired and stay on track! It's a new year - new resolutions - why not make playing the WMCCC once a month one of your new goals? You won't regret it!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5.75" x 5.75"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettias, Compliments of the Season Two
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Dies: Spellbinders Square Swatches, Ribbon Banners
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy, Stampin Up Baja Breeze
Versafine Onyx Black, Momento Rich Cocoa
Washi - Tim Holtz
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Damask Decor