Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MFT- Warmest Wishes

Have you ever looked at your cards and thought "I can do better"? This is the state of mind I found myself in as I was looking over the pile of Christmas cards I'd made so far. I don't know whether it was being tired or just trying to rush and get Christmas things done, but I looked at my finished cards and I just wasn't feeling it. While there was nothing obviously wrong with them, they just didn't feel like "me". And I thought to myself that I can do better.

So, I went back to the drawing board and sat down to create some new cards. I didn't fret about the old cards, because they're getting wrapped up in pretty paper and are being sent off to a dear friend who needs a few holiday cards. But I wanted to do something special with the new cards.

This card is a bit more complex than my other ones, and it features some fun die-cutting. I used a very large bunch of supplies from My Favorite Things, and had a lot of fun die-cutting the perfect panels. I also added some embellishments and a bit of sparkle - and it made the card extra festive.

I'm just a little bummed that the coloring on the moose's sweater didn't come across as well as it does in person, but all in all, this is a card I'm happy with.

Since it fits the theme, I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

My Favorite Things - (Birdie Brown) Christmoose stamp set
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 13 die
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 25 die
My Favorite Things - Somespun Stitch Lines die
My Favorite Things - Circle STAX die
My Favorite Things - (Birdie Brown) Warmest Wishes stamp (sentiment)
My Favorite Things - Homespun Gingham 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things - Silver Sparkle cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh - Borders I die (scallop)
Woodgrain Cardstock
Oatmeal Cardstock
Enamel Dots
Copics (E53, E33, E35, E37, E81, E84, E44, B41, B45, C6, C8, R20, R22, BG11, BG32, BG49, E25, E27R08, R46, R59)
White Gel Pen


  1. I love love love your card! Your coloring is great and I love the cluster of sparkly stars and enamel dots. Your extra attention to detail really paid off.

    1. Aw, thank you, Lindsey! You are so kind!!
      It took me a bit longer than usual to make this card, but I definitely think it was well worth the effort! :)

  2. I suspect you are being WAY too hard on yourself! Your cards are always amazing! I totally love this design and the little moose is super cute - coloured perfectly, as always!

    1. You are too kind!

      I do tend to be hard on myself quite a bit, but it's also what drives me to keep practicing and trying. So, it's not all bad. I just have to make sure it doesn't get out of control to the point where I stop enjoying the process or stop sharing anything at all. :D