So, I'm a bit late with my post for today's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. The theme this week is:
create a holiday or Christmas card using a non-traditional Christmas image
I gotta say, I don't think I could get any more non-traditional than this . . .
The sentiment is computer printed and my own, but I'm sure someone in blog or digi land has created something like it before. At first glance I thought the digital paper looked like party hats, but they are actually mini trees with a star at the top. You can see it better in the photo below.
I colored the fishes red and added some sparkle . . . after all, they are "Christmas" fishes. I paper pieced the bandana bibs using the same digi paper that I used on the inside. That's the nice advantage of using digital paper; I could decrease the size of the plaid so it fit better on the bandana. I also added some thread "hair" to the tallest bird, since the printed hair was chopped off when I die-cut the image (yup, great planning on my part, right? LOL).
I finished the inside and added two more Christmas fishies to tie it all together.
Now, hopefully I can remember where everything came from that I used (I made this card a couple weeks ago anticipating a hectic week this week).
> Bird/Fish image: Hambo Stamps
> Inside sentiment: Doodle Pantry Holiday Greetings set
> Digi papers (front and inside): Bugaboo
> Grosgrain and organza ribbon from stash
> Purple, blue, white cardstock from stash
> Spellbinders Labels Two die
> Copics and Studio G glitter glue
Be sure to stop by the Christmas Card Challenges blog and see what my fellow Design Teammates have whipped up for your inspiration this week.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
> ABC Christmas Challenge: P is for . . . (purple and plaid)
> Card Crafter's Circle: #88-Winged Things (the birds have wings, albeit they are strange characters)
> Delicious Doodles Challenge: #49Christmas in August
> The Hobby House Challenge: #3-Christmas
> Sketch Saturday: #272 (I flipped the sketch upside down)
> Stamping with the Dragon: Christmas in August