This week our challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 was to create a project using some kind of Christmas wildlife. I found a really elegant reindeer cut on the “Christmas” cartridge and decided to use it on a card. I love glitter, so I cut the snowflake from the “When It’s Cold Outside” cartridge from white glitter paper. And instead of going with traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go with a beautiful dark blue that really sets off the white snowflake. I can just picture a reindeer in the wild on a snowy night when I look at this card!
I used the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set by Close To My Heart for the sentiment on the front and a retired CTMH stamp set for the sentiment on the inside.
For the sentiment on the front, I manipulated the stamp to make it fit the banner image I cut from Artistry by Close To My Heart. The original stamp is straight, but I wanted it to be curved since the banner was slightly curved. No problem when using Close To My Heart stamps! I just gently bent the stamp while it was on the acrylic block and voila! it fit the banner perfectly.
Don’t be afraid to manipulate the Close To My Heart stamps to make them fit your needs! You can bend them like I did or mask portions of a stamp that you don’t want to see. Stay tuned for more mini tutorials about various stamping techniques on future Crafty Sisters Creations posts.
Please visit the Bitten By The Bug 2 website to see the other Design Team projects! Then link up your own projects–we love to see your artwork!
Always remember that something WONDERFUL is about to happen! Laurie