I decided to start some series of posts in order to keep me from slacking on my blog. I really want to post more often and thought this would help me get into posting more regularly. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year so I thought the 12 Days of Christmas in July would be a great first series for me to do. Starting today I'll post a Christmas themed card or layout.
For today I made a couple mini 3x3" cards. I used Studio G stamps that I got on sale. They turned out to be way cuter than I thought they would be.
Aren't they adorable?
I decided to show you the mini stamp sets I used from Studio G. I found these sets in the Dollar bins at Michael's and Joann's.
Here's a close-up of the little elves and here's how I made this mini card:
Red Base: 3x6" (folded in half to make a 3x3" card)
Green Polka Dot Layer: 2.75x2.75"
White Layer: 2.5x2.5"
Green Polka Dot Strip: 2.5x0.5"
I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper (1/4"). I colored in the elves using Zig Writers (Rose, Spring Green, & Pure Pink), a brown Pilot G-2 pen and I used a gold gel pen for the little buttons on their jumpers. I also added some clear Studio G glitter glue on the pom poms of their hats.
Here's a close-up of the little penguin and here's how I made this mini card:
Silver Base: 3x6" (folded in half to make a 3x3" card)
Light Blue Layer: 2.75x2.75"
Red Layer: 2.75x0.75"
I also rounded the corners on this card as well. I colored the penguin with a black Pilot G-2 pen and Zig Writers (Rose & Pure Orange). I added some sparkle to the penguin's santa hat using the clear Studio G glitter glue. I used the snowflake stamps in this set to do emboss the blue layer. I just used white embossing powder to make my white snowflakes. I used clear embossing over black ink for my sentiment on the red paper. I also popped up my penguin with pop dots.
I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas in July 2012 series. Come back tomorrow for another great Christmas card.
Have a magical day!!