Hi everyone! The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Christmas in July. I love making Christmas cards ahead of time, and it's so darn hot outside that staying indoors and making something that makes me think of cooler days is a nice way to spend the day.
We have two wonderful sponsors - Dollar Graphics Depot and QKR Stampede. My first card is a pre colored set from Dollar Graphics called Country Snowmen Christmas Cards. I don't use pre-colored images often, but I think they are a great time saver when you are making lots of cards or when you need a quick last minute card. I added a little extra shading with colored pencils and had fun using glitter, snowflakes, and buttons. I added the sentiment with the computer.
Here is a 2nd one I made. The snowflake background was made with a stencil and texture paste.
My last card uses Sledding Bear from QKR Stampede. I used the snowflake stencil and texture paste for the whole front of the card and punched a circle out to let the bear peek through. I also added little red pearls here and there. The sentiment is computer generated. I hope you will come play with us!
There are a lot of Christmas in July challenges out there - I'm entering this one in Penny's Challenge as well.