Hi Bluebird friends, Sara here! Today it’s my turn on the Hello Bluebird blog and I have ChristMOOSE in July card to share with you.

I had so much fun creating this scene, I have had it in my mind for ages and this was the perfect time to use it, since we are only 5 month away from Christmas.

The main protagonist of the scene is the moose, that comes from the Moose and Friends stamp. I also paired it with the little squirrel from Quiet Christmas stamp and some of the trees included in the Yeti or Not stamp. I stamped all those images on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I colored everything with copics. Here’s the full list of colors:

  • Moose: E59 – E57 – E35 – E55 – E31 | W4 – E42 – E40
  • Moose’s hat: R89 – R46 – R27 – R14
  • Squirrel: E18 – E17 – E23 – E21
  • Trees: RV55 – RV00 – RV000

When I colored them all, I die cut everything with coordinating dies and I moved into the background.

I wanted to create an ink blended background using Distress Inks, so I took a piece of watercolor paper and I started from the lighter to the darker color. I’ve used Dried Marygold, Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion and Black Soot. I then splattered some water to create some texture and some white acrylic paint to create the snow. When the background was dry, I partially stamped the giant “Merry Christmas” script included in the Holiday Flurries stamp and I white heat embossed it. I didn’t stamp the “-mas” because I wanted to customize the sentiment into ChristMOOSE. That’s why I die cut those letters from the Jane Small Alpha die using a gold glitter cardstock and I also layered some white letters behind to enhance the word from the background.

I arranged the critters and the trees on the panel and I also added some hills cut from Hill and Dale die.

To complete the card I matted the final scene with the same gold glittery cardstock and I added some Star Dust Stickles details on the trees. And here’s the finished card!

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like it.  Have a happy and crafty week!

Hugs from Italy,