Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CTS103 and MM139 Furry Christmas

Hello, Friends!
It may be December 17th, but I'm still making Christmas cards with my favorite Christmas stamps!  I absolutely adore the stamp I used today, "Furry Christmas" by Simon Says Stamp.  The dogs and cat are so cute and they were so much fun to color.  I love that it looks like they've posed for their holiday family portrait.  Simon Says Stamps' "Falling Snow Stencil" with embossing paste, which I also love, gave me the perfect snowy scene to put my sweet animals in front of on my card! 
I based my card on this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!
They make sketches for Clean and Simple cards.  Isn't their name clever?  Their design team sample cards are always great, so I encourage you to check out their website.  I tried putting my animals on a white card front, which is more common for a CAS card.  However, it blended in with the snow too much.  Instead, I added a piece of darker patterned paper and that made the whole scene show up and shine much better.  Clear Wink of Stella makes the snow sparkle in person. 

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week is "Winter Inspiration."  I think their "Furry Christmas" stamps definitely qualify!
The challenge at Merry Monday is to create a winter themed Christmas card.  My animals fit that challenge as well! 
Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!
I used the following products on this card:
Furry Animals Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp
Sparkling Season Stamp Set by My Favorite Things
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink by Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Soft Sky Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Snow Day 6x6 Paper Pad by Lawn Fawn
Falling Snow Stencil by Simon Says Stamp
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver
Landscape Trio Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant
Blueprints 15 and Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX by My Favorite Things
Clear Wink of Stella by Zig
Scotch Double Sided Permanent Foam Tape by 3M


Nina-Marie said...

Great card Angela! I love the "snow"... adorable!!!

Tricia Coffin said...

Good job. Sweet card.

AJ Bodine said...

I've been thinking about getting this image from SSS, as soon as I saw your card I thought, that's going in my cart next time! Great job!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS coloring! So sweet and lovely! You sure make the SSS images come to life! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Winter Inspiration” Challenge!

Hannelie said...

Thanks so much for your kind words regarding our team and challenge blog Angela!
Your card is so cute... I love that 3 cute faces!
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

Cheryl W said...

Fabulous and fun card! Your coloring is beautiful.

Marcia Hill said...

Love your card! I just made a card with this stamp last week too, and it is so much fun to color! Well done! :0)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

Karren said...

I love the little scene you've created with those adorable animals. This stamp set arrived at my place just this week but I haven't had a chance to ink it up yet. This card has inspired me! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Merry Monday.

Brian King said...

Love these images, Angela! Super-fun! Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge.

Lori Turner said...

Angela, this little winter scene with these cuties is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxo

Debbie Bonczek said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. Absolutely adorable.

Darnell said...

What an adorable card, Angela!! Congratulations on the HM honors at Merry Monday!! I'm delighted to meet you! I don't see a follower button, but I did subscribe. I'd love to have you visit me and join as a follower, if you like! My sister has a wiener dog named Lucy and I love her to bits. I want one so bad, but we've always been big dog people so I'm working on my Mister! Happy Holidays!! Darnell

Patty said...

What an absolutely adorable card! I love it!

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