At JAI this week the challenge is to make a Christmas card using a non-traditional Christmas set. The design team have come up with a lot of wonderful ideas so please take a look and why not try this challenge yourself.
I wanted to make a unique Christmas card for my daughters’ violin teacher. Unfortunately Stampin Up don’t have a violin stamp so I went looking and found this one. It looks a lot like both of my girls, who have long hair and freckles so I just had to use it. Unfortunately though, because I turned the small one to face her big sister it has made her left handed (which she isn’t) but the card just worked better that way.
Stamps : Four the holidays, (The Greeting Farm digi) Chibi Violin
Card : real red, shimmery white, vellum cardstock
Ink : stazon
Other : blender pen, aquapainter, watercolour crayons, square punch, mini library clip, dazzling diamonds
I Googled the sheet music for ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’ and printed it on to vellum card. This is on top of a piece of shimmery white.
The girls are on shimmery white too and I used a variety of watercolour wonder crayons and ink pads with an aquapainter and blender pen to colour them. I dressed them in red and green to try to make the card look more “Christmassy”. They are cut out and attached with dimensionals to give the card some depth.
I love the shimmery white card stock, it is so great to colour on and looks beautiful too.
I wanted this card to be special. It’s for an amazing lady who is a wonderful and caring teacher for my girls.
I hope she likes it :)