To pull me out of my slump, I used additional inspiration from Jessica's Crafty Christmas Collaboration #3..specifically Sharna's cute critter card HERE. Loved her colorful background, so I stamped the stars in a bunch of colors and quickly ran over them with a waterbrush to blend out the colors.
Altenew Wood Pallet Background Stamp (stars)...check.
MFT Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Window...check.
Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Winter...check.
Clearly Besotted Let's Prance Stamps and Dies....missing. :(
For the life of me I could not figure out how to put a reindeer on here. I had lots of ideas, but the background was so intense, nothing worked. So I set out to make a different card. I was a little worried because I'd only brought 2 sheets of white paper, and I'd already used one. This time, I drew inspiration from Jessca's darling owl card HERE from her first Crafty Christmas Collaboration. I loved the owl perched on the branch and the start contrast between the black and soft aqua background. I reeeally wanted to blend inside the circle (I knew I could use the MFT die like a stencil), but my card was starting to look too much like my original card, so I did this instead.
I randomly stamped the sentiments, embossed the circle die, die cut my little reindeer (colored him with my inks and a grey Zig marker because that is what I had), stamped little trees to create a pine bough, and fussy cut the tiniest stars in Altenew's Wood Pallet Background set and used them like embellishments (which worked great because I hadn't brought any with me). Mission accomplished! Phew. Here is the comparison of both cards using the same supplies.
Thank you, Anna, for hosting such a fun challenge and for getting me to use so many of my supplies. There are so many fabulous companies represented in this photo and I particularly love how I was able to combine multiple companies products on the same card. It's been a great 5 weeks!