Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Christmas Kickstart #47 - SLIMLINE CARDS

Hello friends.  I'm playing along with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge today where they are looking for SLIMLINE cards.


I used an older MFT stamp set called Warm & Feathered Hugs for my card and came up with this:


I have always loved these owls from MFT and since there were three of them in the set, I decided it would be easy enough to fit all three on the larger slimline format.  I started with a 4 x 9 white card base and then added a gray layer that I used a Memory Box plate (Pinpoint Snowflake) on.  Because the plate is only meant for an A2 size card I had to run the plate through half way, turn and run through again from the bottom up (hope that makes sense??).  It's not perfectly matched up in the middle, but with the circles die cut through that gray layer, you can't hardly tell...phew!!  Before adding the gray layer, I blended some gray ink onto the white card base and also stenciled some snowflakes from The Greetery's Frosty Flakes.  Can't tell in my photo, but I went over the snowflakes with a WOS pen and they really sparkle in person!


 Here's a closer up of the top and middle owls.  I colored them with my Copics and then die cut them before adding foam behind them for some dimension.


Here's another close up of the middle owl (again) and the bottom one.  For my sentiment, I added embossed thin strips of red cs along with SSS's Tiny Words: Christmas.  And another one done for the Christmas stash...YAY!!

Check it out and play along with Jo and her guest elf Arlene right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 28th

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!



12 comments:

  1. Love this beautiful Christmas/Winter card! The design paper looks lovely behind these adorable and beautifully colored owls.

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  2. Thud... you knocked me over with this spectacular card! The gray and rich red are perfect for those darling owls. I have this set too and love those little hoots. Looks like a winner to me!

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  3. I believe you have a winner here, my friend! Love the gray snowflakes and it looks perfectly matched to me! These little owls are adorable and colored beautifully! Love the stenciled snowflakes too! Fantastic card!

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  4. Love your slimline card with those cute owls and the gray snowflake background. So cute. Your coloring looks great. TFS

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  5. So darn cute! Wonderful feathered friends for a Christmas/Winter card. So glad you joined us at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Elf-Arlene

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  6. I love those birds, which is funny since I am not a bird fan in stamps normally. Such a super cute card.

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  7. Oh my goodness, Marcia, I'm swooning at your card! What a beauty. I love the colours and that die plate pattern and everything about it. Thanks for joining Arlene and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

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  8. I know we're 10 months away, and that I may say this as many times as you post another Christmas card BUT can a girl reserve her own card?? 'cuz MAN is this adorable!! You have ticked ALL my boxes today, girlfriend! The GREY, the pindots, the OWLS - all three with the perfect dash of red!
    I'm calling it, Marcia ... ding, ding, ding WWCD!!!
    =]

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  9. This is totally adorable and so beautifully done!

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  10. Oh my gosh ... this is so sweet, Marcia! LOVE your owls with the snowflake backgrounds. The design is fabulous, especially on a slimline card! And I love the two sentiments that fit in-between the circle apertures. Great work!! xx

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  11. Just saw your well-deserved win at Christmas Kickstart and wanted to drop by to say congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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  12. Michele can't have this card, Marcia!!! I claim it as mine. You know my love of owls and these are especially adorable the way you colored them and gave them such a wonderful background to play around on.

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