Good morning! Thanks for indulging my sleepy-headed-ness! I'm back with my Christmas Stampin' All Year Long post. This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Pink Cat Studios
One lucky participant will win 5 digi stamps of their choice! PCS has some adorable stamps, bop over here to check them out! Our challenge this week is to keep it moving - decorate the inside of your card as well! This is one of those steps that we sometimes forget but really makes a huge difference.
I chose to use this sweet little stamp called Billy Rides a Train. I'm sure any mother of a toddler boy knows how much boys love their trains! This stamp is so great because the flag that Billy is holding comes blank, but you are able to download a few freebie sentiments to fit into the flag!
Billy is colored in with Copics to match the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper that I chose. I kept the layout super simple because I'm challenged that way...lol! ;o) I added a couple of extra embellishments of snowflakes cut from the Spellbinders Create a Flake 1 dies and a few buttons tied with PTI rustic cream twine.
I used the Merry Christmas sentiment printed out separately. It's lightly shaded with C1 and softened with the colorless blender. I then cut it out, rimmed the edges with a black Copic, glued the base closest to the stick and popped the outer edge up on a dimensional. You can kind of see it in the pic.
I needed a cute sentiment for the inside, so I found a font that seemed the most similar to the flag's sentiment and printed one out on my computer.