It has been my goal to save Fridays for flowers and Mondays for cute cards, but I'm pulling a switcheroo this week -- a cute card today, and then I'll pop in with flowers on Monday.
I'm in possession of a fantastic number of new-to-me Stamping Bellas. I haven't counted, but let's just say my friend is very generous with her time and resources. I've used two of them on my card today: Christmas Penguins and Rita and the Reindeer. I had colored both and then it occurred to me that I could put them together, as though the reindeer is leading the penguins with their string of jingle bells.
Both stamps are colored with Copics and cut out. Rita and the Reindeer is popped up. I hadn't planned on cutting out the penguins, but the paper they were stamped on was too short to accommodate Rita and the Reindeer. I probably spent more time trying to figure out how to avoid fussy cutting them than actually cutting them.
There's much more sparkle on this card than you can see in the photos:
Wink of Stella and Stickles Stardust on the snow.
Stickles on the falling snow and Rita's star.
Spica red glitter pen on the jingle bells and the bow atop the first penguin's head.
Sakura clear glitter pen on the jingle bell string.
White pearl pen covered with white microfine glitter on the scarf and hat trim.
The sentiment is from a Poppystamps set called Believe in Magic. The folded card measures 6 3/4" x 3 3/4". I think I've covered everything except to say this is probably my most fun Christmas card so far this year. I still have a lot of Bellas to color yet, so we'll see if its position is usurped later.
Enjoy your weekend!