Saturday 26 November 2022

Cosy Christmas

 This is my last week as Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls and I've had a great time!  Thanks so much to the team for making me feel so welcome.  For this challenge, we have a photo inspiration and what a cosy photo it is!

I was drawn to the couch, the Christmas tree and the general colours of the scene.  I was also really drawn to the stag picture and wanted to re-create it somewhere on my card, but couldn't find a good spot so left it out.

I went searching through my Christmas stamps and found the perfect set - My Monthly Hero from November 2019.  I stamped, coloured and die-cut the chair, tree and gift and set them aside to work on the card base. 

For the card base, I masked off a section using 2" Post-It Tape and ink-blended some Weathered Wood Distress Ink at the top to try and mimic the wall colour in the photo, and some Pumice Stone ink at the bottom for the carpet.  I then arranged my elements, making sure to overlap them for cohesion and adhered them.  I used liquid glue for the tree and foam tape for the gift and the chair.  I stamped a sentiment that tied everything together nicely and finished with some clear sparkle pen on the ornaments and star.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please head over to the Just Us Girls site and check out the fabulous cards made by the team.  And have a go yourself - so much wonderful inspiration in this photo.

Products used:

Stamps:  My Monthly Hero Nov 2019, Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K.) Versafine Onyx Black, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  MMH Nov 2019 (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



Linda Callahan said...

That is definitely as cozy as can be! Sweet card!

I Card Everyone said...

I'd love to curl up in your chair - especially with this sweet little grey kitten, Karren!
You were a wonderful guest designer, my friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute Christmas scene very cozy. Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS for the month of November

ElizStewart said...

Karren... absolutely beautiful scene. So serene. Just love it! Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you so much for being our GD for the final month of 2022!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so sweet and cozy! So happy to have had you as our guest this month, Karren! Hope to see you in our gallery next year!

Dawn T said...

So pretty Karren. A lovely scene

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautifully executed card Karren - and a wonderful cozy 'scene'

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty and I love how you took the elements from the picture to create your lovely card. Thanks for being such a great guest this month. Happy Holidays!

cm said...

Such a cozy Christmas-y scene! I'd like to be sitting in that chair, cuddling the kitty...I mean my miniature schnauzer, Lily...and reading a mystery novel. Festive fabulous! Thank you for sharing your awe-mazing creativity with us this month!

Carol said...

This is every bit as cozy as the inspiration photo! Thanks for guesting with us!!

Bobby said...

I'd say you had the perfect stamps for this challenge, Karren. Your little scene is so warm and cozy.

Bobby said...

Your card looks like it came right out of a story book, Elizabeth. Beautiful job of coloring and masking.

Ina G said...

Such a perfect take on that fabulous photo Karren. Love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this month at JUGS. Merry Christmas.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love your darling Christmas scene! I especially love how you created that background for your perfectly colored die cuts. I am so glad you joined us this past month sharing your amazing creations.

Nancy said...

Sorry I am late popping by I have some things going on personally. Your card is as darling as can be, Karren. I have so enjoyed your time with us at JUGS, I hate to see you go! Take care and I will be thinking of you as I know Holiday time can be so hard. HUGS!