Welcome to Day 3 of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah! I always excited to join Taheerah in this very special event and be a part of so much talent. If this is your first time finding out about this event, here’s a little introduction:
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!
Today’s sponsor is Simon Says Stamp! I am featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Everglade Collage wafer die which was released as part of their Diecember release exclusive in my card. I paired it up with the You stamp and dies, as well as the darling deer from The Greeting Farms, Wood Friends.
I first die cut the Everglade Collage out of white cardstock. Before I punched out the die cut area, I gently blended the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I went back with a copic marker to give the leaves a slightly shade on the edges of the frame. In the underlayer, I blended Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans distress inks and added water splatter.
I die cut the ‘you’ from the SSS You water die out of copper glitter cardstock. With my MISTI, I was able to position my stamped portion fo the sentiment and heat emboss that in white. This sentiment was from the SSS You stamp set. Then, I glued down the ‘you’ directly onto the background.
I knew that I wanted a deer here, and in fact, I originally envisioned a deer silhouette stamp. I spent probably 20 minutes flipping through all my stamps looking for one, but landed on this old The Greeting Farms Wood Friends stamp set that has the cutest little deer in it. It was just the perfect size and fit beautifully in my card. So I stamped him up with Chocolate Brown hybrid ink and colored him with copic markers. I also used my Vintage Photo distress ink to brown the edges a bit so that they do they stand out too sharping against the browned edges of the frame.
The panel and deer were adhered with foam tape. I always love to add a little bit of dimension to my card! Thank you for stopping by today!
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 Simon Says Stamp 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! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!