At the Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge we don’t let a little thing like Christmas being almost a year away stop us from working on our Christmas cards! Our new challenge starts today and we’ve got plenty of inspiration from the design team if you’re looking to get an early start on this year’s cards. The card I’m sharing is one I made for my twin nephews’ first Christmas (so this card is already used – but it’s not cheating as I hadn’t blogged it yet!) I got the idea of Christmas-themed onesies in my head and just had to roll with it!
I began by creating the onesies. Initially I was thinking of stamping them but I changed my mind and decided to just die cut them straight from red card to speed things up a bit. I used the Onesie Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti.
Next I used the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Christmas stamp set to add details to the onesies. I started by adding the belts with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Then I stamped and heat embossed the buckles with Love From Lizi Golden Crown Embossing Powder. I wanted the buttons to also be gold-ish, but didn’t want them to match the buckles completely as I don’t imagine them to be made of the same material, so I used Love From Lizi’s Ivory Pearl Embossing Powder for those, which gives a slightly different look. The final element to add to the onesies was the fluffy edging, for which I used my Marvy Uchida Snow Marker.
Setting the onesies aside I started to work on the background for the card. I masked off the outer edges of the card and then stamped three rows of the snowflake border stamp from Love From Lizi’s Let It Snow stamp set using Altenew Mountain Mist ink.
For my sentiment I decided to use one from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages. I stamped it with the MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Funnily enough the width of the sentiment seems to perfectly match the width of my stripes, even though I hadn’t planned it to be that way!
With all the elements completed it was simple a case of popping the onesies up on foam tape, and the card was complete.
I’m really pleased with how this card turned out. I think it’s a very sweet card and works perfectly for a first Christmas card. It could also work for a single child, just be doing only the one onesie. Having both does hide the stripes of snowflakes a little more than I would prefer, but I think it works well enough anyway. Having the stripes there adds a little more interest without making the card overly busy.
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Charlotte (that’s me!)