Besides being Burns Night, it is also Rudolph Day and I do try to make a Christmas card especially to mark it each month. Today's offering is a simple one that didn't take too long to make.
The stamp used for the topper is one designed by Kirsty Wiseman and Personal Impressions produce it under their Christmas 'Tinchies' range. I stamped the image in black on to a scrap of smooth white card - I have an A4 size envelope full of these little off-cuts of white card, the perfect size for tiny stamps :) It is coloured with ProMarkers in shades of brown, warm grey and holly red.
For this card, the belly band is made up from a strip of leftover sticky back fabric - the adhesive made it very easy to apply to the card. The topper is matted on to shiny gold mirri card and embellished with some tiny red gems. Et voila! A card made in minutes :))
a white 4" shaped base card
a scrap of smooth white cardstock - approximately 2" square
Personal Impressions Christmas 'Tinchies' Sweet Christmas
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
ProMarker pens - brown, warm grey and holly red
a small piece of shiny gold mirri - approximately 2¼" square
a 4" x 1" strip of sticky-backed printed fabric in a red/gold pattern
red gems to decorate
Challenges I'm submitting this card to are:
Sarn, over at Stamping for Pleasure, is the lady that challenges us to create a Christmas card for her monthly Rudolph Day Challenge. Starting on 25th of each month, the closing date is the last day of the month - so there's still plenty of time if you want to join in.
And then there's the challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round, which is for anything, just so long as it's Christmas.
There's also CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - I think this card is a fit for this challenge too.
Finally, there's Di's snippet challenge - Week 56 - over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
I think that's me almost done for the evening - it will soon be time for bed. I like to curl up in bed with a good book ... though I usually don't read past a paragraph or two before I feel myself dropping off to sleep :))
Take care everyone, wherever you are. Thanks for dropping by - and if you find time, in your busy life, to leave a comment, you should know it is much appreciated. I love to hear from.