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Video | Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Giveaway

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! I’m excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia’s 2017 Advent Calendar Extravaganza.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I created a fun, colorful, and festive Christmas card inspired by my own card that I created last year. It’s always fun to mix and match small stamps from different stamp sets to create my own background.

I combined three stamp sets from Paper Smooches to create my own background: Merry MotifsHolly Jolly, and Giddy Gumdrops.

I started by drawing an oval shape on my card front using the Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Die and pencil.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the Holly Jolly stamp set and the gingerbread man image from the Giddy Gumdrops stamp set inside the oval frame with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on A2 size white cardstock.

Next, I randomly stamped various Christmas images outside the oval frame using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink while overlapping some images using the masking technique.

After stamping is done, I colored my images with Copic markers and added some dots/dash lines with Uni-Ball White Gel Pen to add interest to some of my colored images.

I stamped the sentiment from the Giddy Gumdrops stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on a piece of white cardstock. Then I cut into a thin strip and mounted the sentiment banner on the card front using foam tape.

I added some interest to some of my images by applying Ranger Star Dust SticklesMini Glossy Accents, and Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush.

Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make my Christmas card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too by December 31st. 

Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Paper Smooches Merry Motifs Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Merry Motifs Stamp Set
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SSS | PS
Paper Smooches Holly Jolly Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Holly Jolly Stamp Set
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SSS | PS | EH
Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops Stamp Set
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SSS | PS | EH
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS | AZ | EH
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
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SSS
Copic Multiliner Black
Copic Multiliner Black
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SSS | EH
3M Post It Notes
3M Post It Notes
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SSS | AZ
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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SSS | EH
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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SSS | MFT | EH
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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SSS | EH
Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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SSS
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Nesting Oval Dies
Hero Arts Nesting Oval Dies
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SSS | HA
Altenew Glue Tape
Altenew Glue Tape
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SSS | AN
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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AN
T-Square Ruler
T-Square Ruler
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SSS | EH
Mini Glossy Accents
Mini Glossy Accents
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SSS
Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush
Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush
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SSS | EH

Simon Says Stamp Sale 

‘Tis the season for stocking stuffers! Check out Simon Says Stamp‘s special Copic Marker sale going on NOW! Take 25% off your Copic Marker branded purchase with code COPICSALE at SimonSaysStamp.com now through 12/21/2017.

224 Comments

  1. Michelle Semak

    This is a very colourful and whimsical card. So festive. Really beautiful card!

    17 . Dec . 2017
  2. Michelle Hackett

    This card made me smile from ear to ear.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  3. Tina Miceli

    I love this sweet gingerbread card. The colors are so vibrant.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  4. Victoria Banaszak

    What a happy sweet card! I love your coloring.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  5. Kim Faucher

    I love how you created the background. Great bright colors!!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  6. D.Ann C

    What a bright and cheerful card with that smiling ginger bread man!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  7. Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

    Awesome card! Love how you layered the stamps! The little gingerbread man is surrounded by holiday goodness.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

    16 . Dec . 2017
  8. Carrie Erickson

    I always love the backgrounds you create on your cards! Thanks for sharing!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  9. susie sonnier

    How fun is this card!!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  10. raggiodiluce82

    Awww!!! Simply adorable!!!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  11. KathyS

    Aww…such a fun and festive design…love your coloring!!

    14 . Dec . 2017
  12. Celeste Goff

    This card is beyond adorable May! Love how you created that sweet oval background!!!

    14 . Dec . 2017
  13. Debbie A Smith

    Your back ground reminds me frosted Christmas cookies. Yummy! Overall effect is super cute.

    14 . Dec . 2017
  14. Heather Nelson

    Love your colorful background and gingerbread man! Fabulous!

    14 . Dec . 2017
  15. Monika.buzsy

    Fantastic card May. Love the sweet images framing the sweet gingerbread figure. Amazing coloring!

    13 . Dec . 2017
  16. Kati Caprara

    Oh May, I just love how you stamped and colored all those adorable images. I don’t know how you space them out just right — not too crowded and not too far apart. You have just the right mix of colors as well!! This is such an adorable and very colorful card!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

    13 . Dec . 2017
  17. jlingraham

    So over and above darling, great colors and design!!!!

    13 . Dec . 2017
  18. Laura Miller

    I do really like the technique of using various images to create a border of sort. But all the coloring – that’s alot of work. Really love how colorful! Made me smile!

    13 . Dec . 2017
  19. Gail Plaskiewicz

    Somehow I missed going on to this card. I don’t know how I missed it but I did.
    This card is so colorful and colorful is my middle name. It’s also adorable and adorable is also my middle name. I am the oldest woman in my family out of 3 sisters. I am also the smallest so nobody believes I am the oldest. That makes me really adorable, like your card, right? LOL I see my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow, on your card and I am loving it! I’ve never made a card exactly like this but I know how long it took you to make this one. You’re coloring is spot on! I love that smiley gingerbread boy. He’s smiling at me, I just know it! LOL
    This is one heck of a card and I hope whoever gets it appreciates it as much as I am right now. Thanks for making me smile with your card and for giving us the chance to win something. I can’t wait to win!

    12 . Dec . 2017
  20. Christa Hamilton

    Love the random stamping. What a pain to mask all that but what a great effect! Very cute card!

    12 . Dec . 2017
  21. Tracy

    Love this card, it is adorable, so fun, cheerful and festive!

    12 . Dec . 2017
  22. blissfullyscrappy

    Super cute card! I can only imagine how long it must have taken to mask, stamp, and color each of those images! Amazing!

    12 . Dec . 2017
  23. Carolyn (Lyn) Roberds

    Super cute card

    12 . Dec . 2017
  24. nancy y

    really a cute card, and such great copic coloring!

    12 . Dec . 2017
  25. Florence Smith

    Really cute card , great color and design love the flow on the scene it self. Ginger Bread man looks like he was made to set in a wreath type boarder love it.

    12 . Dec . 2017

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