Sunday, 13 December 2015

Creepmas Wishlist - 12DOC ....

...  Morning!  Welcome to Day 7 of the 12 Days of Creepmas sponsored by Smeared Ink.  I am having such fun making these cards that blend elements of Halloween with Christmas. If you're not sure what Creepmas is all about, it's basically a fun way to push back at retailers and the like who insist on putting out Christmas products before Halloween has even finished.  It's a case of let's spread the fun and it is in no way meant to offend!  A favourite element of mine in Christmas cards is snowmen.  The current challenge at One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - OLXCC#23 is to feature snowman, and that inspired my Creepmas card:

Creepmas Wishlist - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Creepmas Early Thaw
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Christmas Carol; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents; String

Perhaps you can guess why this card isn't exactly suitable for the snowman challenge - yes, it's not one layer!!  Silly me!  While it's not suitable for the challenge, I did feel it important to acknowledge the inspiration!

I printed the snowman on white card, coloured with Copic markers, cut him out and added lots of sparkled with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I cut some lovely festive red design paper and covered the card.  I found a Christmas wishlist tag in the paper pad, so I amended to read Creepmas Wishlist, edged it with a black marker, wrote a list and attached it to the card.  On the inside I used another piece of design paper for the mat layer.  I edged the white panel with a black pen and finished with a simple date label.

Creepmas Wishlist inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCreepmas Wishlist sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's the full list of those playing along with the 12 Days of Creepmas Blog Hop:

Black Dragon
Susan R
Airless Chambers
Susan S
Lady Brayton

The weather here in Michigan this weekend is amazing - really warm. In fact yesterday we reached almost record warm temperatures, and at the time of typing this post (Saturday evening at 6.10pm, it's still 14°C (that's 56°F).  Today we are expected to set a new record high for December.  I'm really enjoying it!  That's all for now.  See you soon.



valscraftings said...

Oh he is a creepy snowman he's just right for Creepmas, love his wish list!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that scary snowman!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Wicked & festive, the perfect Creepmas combo!

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