Saturday, October 17, 2015


Merry Monday's Christmas challenge theme this week has been to create a holiday card with a moose. I have all of one moose stamp (source unknown), which is not all that holiday-y. But I decided to give it a go anyway! :)

I stamped my moose on a piece of white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored him in with colored pencils, and then masked him off. I inked the background with Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and a bit of Black Soot Distress inks, then removed the mask. I die cut that with a Spellbinders "Labels Eight" die, and also die cut a frame from green cardstock, with that die plus the next largest.

For the background, I cut a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's "Cozy Christmas" 6x6" pad to 4.25x5.5". I also cut a piece of vellum the same size. I taped the vellum over the patterned paper, and ran that through my die cutting machine with the larger "Labels Eight" die, to create a window in the panel. After removing the tape, I ran the vellum piece through my Xyron Creative Station, to apply adhesive to the back. Then I adhered that to the patterned paper piece, & mounted the panel to a white A2 card base.

After inlaying my focal panel & frame, it was time to work on the greeting. I used the "Noel" from the "Mistletoe & Holly" stamp set from Essentials by Ellen. I stamped that in the corner, roughly following the line of the frame. Then I heat embossed that with Recollections Copper Detail embossing powder. Finally, I added some stars (or snow) to the sky with a white gel pen.

I'm also entering this card in Virginia's View Challenge #19: "Color It."


  1. Great coloring and love the snowy background for your moose! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

  2. Love the background you created and the moose works perfectly for a Christmas card!!

  3. Wonderful card, this is a fabulous wintry scene. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.


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