I was so super excited when my friend Jess asked me to be a part of her Crafty Christmas Collaboration series! If you are new to the collaboration please visit the original post by Jess here. Basically we all know what its like to face last minute holiday cards and as a way to combat this Jess decided to make cards all year long. As an extra exciting way to keep up the spirit she decided to invite her friends to play along in a crafty collaboration. Each of us put together some supplies to send and an extra for ourselves and this is what we used to make our cards! I was so anxious to see what she would send! See what she made with my supplies here!
Oh man I had a tough time deciding what to send! I had picked out four different company stamp sets and just couldn't narrow it down. So like Christy did last month I snooped her feeds for what she didn't show having used before. This cut out two companies right away. And in the end I had to go with Lawn Fawn since that was the company I bought my first real set of stamp from. Since I didn't get to use this set over the holidays, I figured it was the perfect time to bring it out! I went a little overboard in sending stuff I hoped she would like...
And so here is what she sent me:
I was immediately inspired by what she sent that I sat down that day to make my card. I mean who can resist The Greeting Farm? Jess must have snooped too because I don't own this set. (but I plan on fixing that really soon) As well as the Be Merry Sentiment from Wplus9. That sentiment set was my go to this year.
For my own card I did a quick distress ink background, a little copic coloring and finished it off with some layers of Lawn Fawn papers. Which I also didn't use much of this year even though they are very much in my favorite colors!
and a close up:
When I got Jess' supplies I was in the middle of playing with my new Distress Ink Oxides and decided to do a bunch of ink smooshed backgrounds. These are some of my favorite non traditional colors for the holiday. I used the same inks to color the scarf on the bead. Jess knows how much I love to watercolor and my images were stamped on watercolor paper so I had a blast watercoloring all my stuff. I just had to use all the critters and used the banner to tie everything together. I even had to add tiny stars to the bears scarf.
and a close up:
|Seriously this bear tho!|
Please head over to Jess' blog to discover what she made with our supplies. Be sure to leave a comment at both our blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn! Plus you can link up your own cards all year long at Jess's blog for a chance to win a big grand prize in December so you have to go check it out!
Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!