Christmas Is Over, But....

Hello all and Happy Friday!! (TGIF, right?)
I know, I know, Christmas is over and we're all trying to put this cold weather behind us, but I just got some new stamps from Whimsy Stamps AND THEY ARE PRECIOUS!! You guys know that when you get a new stamp, you just have to use matter what. So I did! I had a little time between classes and I popped out a card with the Xmas Hamster and I just adore this little fellow. 

Isn't he adorable? I stamped him on a 5 1/4in by 4in piece of heavy cardstock (later attached to an A2 card front made of the same heavy cardstock). Then, I colored him in with my Copics and used my Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle to the ornament, the little bubbles, and his tiny nose. I also added some Glossy Accents to the little bubbles to give them a more dimensional look. 

The ornament string didn't extend to the top of the card like I wanted it to so I grabbed a black fine tip marker and drew the rest of it it isn't straight, but I won't fuss over that. If you want to recreate this card or do something similar, a ruler would probably be the best option if you want it straight or anything with a straight edge if you don't have a ruler handy.

The sentiment is from a the Pamela Loves Poinsettia stamp set by Stamping Bella in their Tiny Townies collection. I just inked up the top of the stamp for the front and used the rest of it for the sentiment on the inside. And Voila! It is complete! 

No, I can't send him out quite yet, but hey, I'm ready for when the time comes! I guess I'm getting ahead on my Christmas card collection! Ha! It won't sneak up on me this time. 

What are you guys working on this week? 

I will be submitting this little guy into the following challenges which you all should go check out and maybe even participate in:
Morgans Art World Blog -- Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog -- Also Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge Blog -- You guessed it, Anything Goes 

Love you all!

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  1. Gorgeous card Mattie thank you for joining us over on
    Morgans Art World
    Dianne xx
    MAW CT

  2. Awe so cute
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x


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