Inky Paws Challenge 52: Bearing Tidings of Holiday Cheer

Hello!  Today starts another Inky Paws Challenge, and this one is a sketch challenge.  I’ve seen so many Christmas cards on social media for Christmas in July, so I thought I’d join the party with this sketch challenge.  I just adore this image from Winston’s Home for Christmas!

For a change, I picked out my patterned papers (from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Fall) BEFORE I started coloring.  Let me tell ya, that is so much easier than the reverse!  I stamped the Santa hat first, masked it, and then stamped the image of Winston before going to town with my Copics.  I used Your Next Stamp’s Cool Tag Die to die-cut the image and added some red ribbon from my stash.

I die-cut the patterned papers with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered them to a kraft card.  Using my MISTI, I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from Winston’s Home for Christmas and then popped up my tag with foam tape.  For some interest and bling, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, some Zig Wink of Stella, and some clear sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  You have until Friday, August 11th, at midnight CST to link up a project for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Newton’s Nook Designs.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

I’m linking this card up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes.


  1. Virginia L. | 31st Jul 17

    So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. Angela | 31st Jul 17

    Oh Andrea your card looks so amazing and your coloring is really wonderful.♥

  3. Jen | 31st Jul 17

    This is so adorable! I love the colors you used on this card and that you’re getting a jump start on Holiday cards! So smart! Thank you for the Inky Paws challenge inspiration!

    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

  4. Andrea W | 5th Aug 17

    Winston is such a cutie and I really like your choice of colors.

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