First up we have Noelle Mouse by Beth Silaika!
This little mouse is so funny! I looked over all the images and the greetings and decided I wanted to put this "Deck the halls" greeting with some fun stocking stuffers on a clean white wall (er, base)! Stamp the stockings first, and then mask in the mouse (right side up and bottoms up!) and the candy cane in the open stocking tops. After coloring and adding shadows with Spectrum Noir markers, I dropped on some tiny Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black for little hangers.
I shared this card at our release, this cookie is just so cute! I always love stacking stamped characters and this is no exception for a cute holiday tree! Clear stamps make lining it up easy. I started at the bottom and worked my way up, then finished with the hohoho for a trunk and topped it off with the star. Embossed background is works great with fun the white piped cookie accents, and cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Velvet.
Next up, we have Purrfect Christmas from Chris Dayton. This adorable set is purrfect for me, as I have NO memories of celebrating ANY Christmas withOUT a curious cat in the house...
I really like how you can paper piece the presents with patterned paper, or, make your own simple ones with markers like I did here with the polka dots and stripes. I hung up the stocking again with the same Nuvo Crystal Drops I used on the mouse card above. That tiny detail adds so much! I colored this one like an orange tabby my roommate and I had back in college. Lots of catty patterns you can create on these open line art images! TIP: I didn't even have to mask the climbing cat, just stamped his tail right over the package, and then went over the intersecting lines with a white gel pen before coloring, easy peasy!
Well, this happened! A LOT over the years! Until we got smart enough to start screwing the tree base into the hardwood floor (yes, we do!) I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow as lights for extra color, color and shine. Tip: Tracing some dramatic shadows under your tree, cat and fallen ornaments really make this single layer scene come to life. Peace on earth, indeed! Sometimes it just doesn't feel like Christmas until the tree falls over..!
Finally we want to remind you about the lovely little Incentive set Scripty Holidays, free for a limited time with a $75 purchase! This is a set you can pull out for your Christmas designs every year!
Here are two cards I made with one of these greetings and elements my Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp set.
Red and green design also uses the Fabulous Labels die set.
Ready for more inspiration? Please enjoy seeing what the rest of the Gina K. Designs team has created for you today:
Beth Silaika- Illustrator of Noelle Mouse
Chris Dayton- Illustrator of Purrfect Christmas
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