Good morning all! This week at Phindy's Place the challenge was to make a Christmas card. Christmas is my favorite time of year so gearing up to make my Christmas cards is just fine with me! I wanted to add a little something different to my card so I created a sketch for it this time. I am so excited because it is the first time I have ever created a sketch in Photoshop! Then I went to make a template in my SCAL program for the card I wanted. At the end of this post I will include the sketch and the template for the card will be in the templates section of my blog.
I made the card with a rounded front and then made the scalloped edges. The scallop shape was cut as an oval. Then I had to cut the top off before adhering it to my card. The best part about using SCAL was that I could then create the small oval shaping by placing it inside my card front right inside the program. I was able to keep resizing it until it was what I wanted and then I cut it. The final look is exactly what I wanted!
The image is called Kitty Snuggle and of course is from Phindy's Place. I am so excited because Phindy is currently having a sale at her site, buy 3 get 1 free! How great is that! If you're interested you can get to her site by clicking here. I colored using copic markers and a gold gel pen on parts of her hat and shoes. I used diamond stickles on the bottom of her skirt. I wanted it to look like she was standing on snow so I added some dazzling diamonds glitter that I had from Stampin Up. The poinsettias are made using a small Fiskars flower punch, brick red distress ink, and a yellow Viva Decor pearl pen. I am still learning to use these but they are great! I was a little hesitant at first but I love the dimension they keep after drying. I purchased mine at SCACD, which you can access by clicking here. The sentiment is a Stampin Up set called Heard from the Heart. I have been using this set a lot lately. The sentiments in this set just seem to fit so perfectly with many of my cards.
Here is another view of the card with the inside showing at the bottom.
Here is a picture of my sketch.
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