I've made another Christmas card, but I've also made it an advent calendar--a way to do the countdown of the days in December until Christmas Day.
The daily date shows up in that punched-out circle window underneath 'December'. The dates from 1 to 25 are arranged in a circle on a movable wheel. You can rotate the wheel by moving that piece that shows up in that punched-out semi-circle at the right side.
I've made this into an easel card so you can put the advent calendar on display.
I am featuring one of the adorable Tildas from A Christmas Story Colletion 2012 from Magnolia. She is called Tilda with Christmas Candle. I have used my Letraset markers to colour the image--Promarkers and Pantone Trias. I've added some glitter around the candle flames.
Also, take a look at the selection of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana also gives fast excellent services and discounted prices, as well as in-store credit for every order.
Challenges for this card:
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #140 - Christmas is Coming
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #55 - Girls Only
Tilda's Town Challenge #24 - Merry Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Three (3 jingle bells)
Bearly Mine Challenge #58 - Easel Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #187 - Not Just an Ordinary Card
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Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment Stamps: Hampton Art Sentiment Candle and Merry Christmas Circle
DP's: American Crafts pattern papers Jolly; Recollections paper pad Believe; Over the Moon Old Tractor Red Plaid
Dies: Magnolia Mistletoe Lace Border; Memory Box Grapevine Wreath; CC Designs Cutter Mistletoe
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; jingle bells, ribbon, pearls, ribbons and glitter from my statsh
Medium: alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots--umber, caramel, sandstone
- top, cap and candles--burgundy, 702-T, 701-T, 692-T
- pants--olive green, marsh green, 617-T
- candle holder and candle flames--raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white area and shadings--warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1 to 4-T