I could not resist this Stitched Christmas Characters die set. They're so ultra-playful and fun I made nine cards -- three with each character. I was able to cut all the dies for all three critters in one pass through my Big Shot. Just did that three times on white card stock and my critter parts were ready to color. First is the reindeer.
I found it easiest and most enjoyable to cut them in white, then sit on the couch with my Copics, my glue pen, and my own real life cuddly critters tucked up close. In no time I had the die cut characters colored and assembled.
Here's the polar bear:
The parts are not so small as to be unmanageable. Even the noses and pom poms were easy enough. I balked, however, at the eyes. Those were added with a black marker. I love the fox, but I'm not thrilled with how my drawing of his closed eyes turned out. Seems like it should have been so easy, sheesh. Maybe next time I'll try the die cuts.
Neenah 110 lb white for the card base. I made frames with Die-namics Wonky Stitched Squares and backed them with designer papers. Added a snowflake with circle-punched sentiment. The "joy" is an old SU Glad Tidings set. It's a solid square stamp, but I almost always punch it into a circle.
It took all my control to keep from varying the designs or adding more, but I'm glad I managed. I like them just like this. Maybe I'm learning. Have a happy day!