Hello friends; welcome back to my blog! I'm glad you have taken some time to stop by and see what I have to show you today! As always, I hope you are all staying safe and well as the world starts to open things back up. I am anxious for things to get back to more of a "normal" routine!
Anyway, I'm back today to share with you my DT card for the current Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge --USE A RECYCLED ITEM.
My recycled item of choice is a tissue box. Whether or not I buy a tissue box depends on if I think I can reuse it as patterned paper! 😉 This is the third time I have done this, once here, and also here. I loved both of my other cards, and this one is no exception! I have 6 other Christmas-themed tissue boxes in que, just waiting to be opened, the tissues used, and then recycled. 😀
So, this fella is called Winter Louie. He is an old Digi Stamp Boutique character, but sadly, the company ceased operations a couple of years ago. I still love this guy though, and I have him in many different types of images. He is just too stinkin' CUTE! He was colored using Prismacolor alcohol markers, and I used some light blue Copics for the snowy ground, and his "aura." I would like to point out that I did something my buddy Renee at Delaney Jane Cards had done recently to another cute bear...you can watch her video here. Obviously, I had to color him in red and green to match the tissue box pattern. For sparkle and shine, I added Star Dust Stickles to the snowy ground and the white areas of his hat. I cut him out using a Spellbinders classic oval, and then glued that to a dark green scalloped oval, also from Spellbinders. These are the PERFECT size to cover the opening in the tissue box. I channeled my inner Jennifer McGuire by using small strips of a dark red card stock to "mat" the tissue box panel. The sentiment comes from a stamp set by Our Craft Lounge called Merry and Bright, which I had somehow won YEARS ago. It is stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy ink.
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Thanks again for stopping by today...don't forget to pop over to the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog to see what the rest of the DT has created. You will not be disappointed!
Take care, and God Bless.