Hello Crafty Friends! Its Marie back on the blog for another Christmas Card inspiration make! I am super excited to share my card today because it features the Dear Santa Stamp,  one of my most favorite stamp sets from the recent Hello Bluebird Holiday release! This is such an adorable set and such a delight to color! I also enjoyed combining the Tall Trees Scene Die to create a wintery snow scene.     To create this card, I started by die cutting my background using the Tall Trees Scene Die from bristol smooth cardstock for easy ink blending. I also cut a base panel the same size as the Tall Trees Die die using the same bristol smooth cardstock. I then inked my trees using Distress ink in the colors Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. The base panel, which is the sky background, as well as the snow mounds are all  inked in Speckled Egg Distress Ink. I then used some watered down acrylic paint to splatter the trees, the base panel, and snow mounds. I pieced everything back into the frame and adhered it using double sided adhesive tape and Bearly Art Precision craft glue.

I then used the Sending Hugs Word Die to die cute the word “Sending”  from red cardstock paper. This stand alone die has such a beautiful cursive font! This word die also comes with an outline of the words Sending and Hugs. I used the Sending outline and die cut it two times to create dimension to my sentiment without using foam tape. I then adhered the word sending on top of the white outline. I also stamped out some of the sentiments from the Dear Santa set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink. I cut out my sentiments using the smallest rectangle die in the Nesting A7 Die .

After creating my background and sentiment, I stamped out all my images in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto watercolor paper. I colored my images using Faber -Castell Watercolor Pencils. The two little birdies at the top of my sentiment are from the Banner Buddies Stamp set.  I then cut my images using the corresponding  Dear Santa Dies and Banner Buddies DiesAfter playing around with the placement of my critters, I used a combination of double sided tape adhesive, foam strip adhesive, and craft glue to adhere everything down.

I am so happy with the way this card came together and I’m so excited to mail it to my family this Christmas! I hope this inspiration project has you creating some amazing cards for all your loved ones! Thank you so much for joining me today and until next time, Happy Cardmaking!!! -Marie