This week's Merry Monday challenge (#208) was to create a cute card for a child. My mind went immediately to my niece Megan. Not long ago, I bought the Holiday Anya 2 stamp because the little girl reminds me of Anya from Frozen with her long braid, and right now, my niece is obsessed with that movie. (I know - aren't every little girl?) I chose my patterned papers based on an aqua colour scheme, and based my design on the Mojo Monday Sketch #451. The rest of the card came together quite quickly. When looking for sentiments, I found an old set called Family Reunion that had the word niece in it so I stamped and embossed it in silver and used the Duet Banner punch (new in 2016-2017 annual catalogue) to punch it out. I did it twice so I could handcut and pop up part of it to give the banner dimension. Some snowflakes were stamped in VersaMark on the aqua paper and embossed with opalescent embossing powder. I also covered the dress in Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer. Because the second thing my niece loves most after Frozen is anything sparkly or glittery. (Again, which little girl doesn't?) She's quite the girly-girl, there's no doubt about that.
Stamps: Holiday Anya 2 (The Greeting Farm), Noël en tête (Christmas Punch), Fête de famille (Family Reunion), Êtres chers (Loved Ones)
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Patterned Papers: Winter Frost (We R Memory Makers)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Basic Grey, VersaMark
Accessories: Opalescent Embossing Powder, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Duet Banner Punch,
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Medium Envelope, Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Iced Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella Brush