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Goodbye 2020 Nobody Likes You Holiday Card

I think everyone can universally agree that 2020 has not been the best of years and that we won't be sorry to see it go. This holiday card with Dr. Digi's Holly Jolly Horace stamp is the visual personification of how a lot of us feel. I read recently that American alcohol sales (excepting bar and restaurant ones) have gone up during the pandemic and that laws have been relaxed regarding its sale. Evidently, Americans might not agree on the need to wear masks, but by golly it seems everyone can agree on the need for a stiff drink. 

Even under the best of times Christmas can make us a bit testy. Which may be why I'm drawn to images expressing that grouchiness, like this Crabby Cat Christmas card from a few years back.

The sentiment is a freebie sheet by Taylored Expressions – Big Grumpy Farewell 2020 Download. There's some really good ones there, it's worth checking out.

Patterned paper is an off-brand outlet type. Embellishments were kept simple with a pearl sticky ribbon. 

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp and sentiment – Dr. Digi's Holly Jolly Horace stamp, Taylored Expressions Free Big Grumpy Farewell 2020 Download
Dies – No-brand stitched rectangle die
Embellishments – sticky pearl ribbon
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Gem of a Challenge Week 26 – ATG, The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – L is for Lewd, Colour Crazy Challenge Week 50 – ATG with colouring, Polkadoodles Week 51 – ATG, CHNC #521 – ATG Christmas, and Krafty Chicks #538 – CAS.

12 comments

  1. Isn't this the truth!! Awesome card1 Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  2. This is awesome and yep...grouchy and drunk describes 2020 to a T. lol! Your coloring is fabulous and love the background papers. Thanks so much for finishing up the year with us at the Sisterhood!

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  3. Great card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional "use the word Christmas" challenge.

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  4. This is perfection! I will be so happy to see the back of this crazy year. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

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  6. Farewell rotten old 2020 - will be glad to see the door hit you in the butt on the way out!
    Thanks for celebrating Lewd Christmas with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!
    Ho Ho Ho :)

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  7. Hahha so funny and true, Thank for you playing our CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge at Krafty Chicks this week.

    Leanne DT/KC

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  8. Perfect card to represent what many are feeling about 2020. Great colouring skills, I am in awe.

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  9. Hahahaha - love it! The scene is splendid and I love the papers too!

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  10. Funny! Yes, pretty sure it would be hard to find folks who actually liked 2020. Hoping 2021 is more promising!

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  11. How fun!!! Love the paper and colors. The image says it all. Happy New Year and let's hope 2021 is a good year.

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  12. Simply amazing...just so beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.

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