If you’re looking for Christmas inspiration, look no further! We have such a fun challenge starting today over at Christmas Craft Creations. We’re looking for Christmas projects that are in some way inspired by music. I went for a clean and simple design for my one layer Christmas card.
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I chose Lawn Fawn’s Winter Sparrow stamp set for my card, as the perfect combination of both the Christmas and the music themes. I started by using a circle of scrap paper to mask off a portion of my card, and stamped the musical note from the stamp set around the circle with Altenew’s Coral Berry ink. I then further defined the edge of the circle by ink blending over it with Rose Quartz ink.
I removed the circle mask and stamped the branch from the stamp set with the same Coral Berry ink into the circle, before positioning the three birds and stamping them with Catherine Pooler’s Twilight ink. I then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour the birds grey with pink accessories.
After finishing the colouring I returned the cardbase to my MISTI and restamped the birds to define the lines. I also used the Twilight ink again to stamp the sentiment which is from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages.
My initial plan would have called the card finished at this stage but I felt it still needed something more, so I bought in the Love From Lizi Falling Snow stencil, and used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to add some soft snow into the circle area.
This was a relatively quick and easy card to make, and I think the little birds are really cute! I do hope you liked my take on the Music theme and that it inspired you to come and join in with us. There is a prize available for one randomly chosen winner who plays along in the challenge. (Don’t forget there’s also a prize if you join in with my giveaway on YouTube.) Head over to the challenge post to join in, and to see more inspiration from the rest of the team, or visit them directly on their blogs via the links below.
| Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) |
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ABC Christmas Challenge – U for Up In The Air
Allsorts Challenge – Winter Scene or Snow
CAS Christmas – Christmas Birds
CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch
Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas Music
Christmas Kickstart Challenge – Pink Christmas
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Get Cracking on Christmas – Anything Christmas
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (Lady Joyful) – that’s me!