Holiday Card Series 2017 – #1

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to my Holiday Card Series 2017. It is Monday again, a new Inky Paws Challenge is starting today with beautiful Christmas colours which inspired my very first card in this series.

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For my card today I knew I wanted a chalkboard effect. So I took a piece of black cardstock and die cut a stitched rectangle from it. I used a sponge dauber and dabbed some white pigment ink on the edges. I made sure it is dry before I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed in white.

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I also stamped and coloured the kitty with a striped scarf from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I die cut some pine tree branches (MFT die) from dark green and apple green cardstocks, and a bow (Studio Katia) from red glitter fun foam. I assembled my scene, gave the chalkboard panel a green mat and adhered it to a red-white striped patterned paper (Doodlebug design).

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As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add some freckles to the kitty, some Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents on the scarf.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along at the Inky Paws Challenge #59. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to be eligible to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Calling all critters great and small

See you soon with more holiday cards and tags,

Zsofi

 

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Card Series 2017 – #1

  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It is wonderfully cheery and bright! The chalkboard look and your critter are awesome! Hugs, Maura

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  2. This is so gorgeous! I love the chalkboard look and the beautiful way you used the colors! That glittery bow is so fabulous too! Thank you for the Inky Paws challenge inspiration!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

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