Hello everyone. I know it’s February, but I’m easing you in to seeing more Christmas cards from me every month this year. 😉 So Winnie and Walter is celebrating their 4th birthday this month and I’m jumping in on the fun… a little late to the party, but I’ve finally recovered from two flus to be able to do so. Winter Woodland was the first stamp set I bought from them and I decided to pull it out to make this card.
This card by Kelly was the jumping off inspiration for my card. I also wanted to try watercolouring on color cardstock after seeing this done by Ishani. To start, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Kraft cardstock. The stag was white heat embossed first. The tree ring was clear heat embossed next.
The tree ring was then watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush. Had to be careful not to use too much water to avoid pilling since this was regular cardstock. A brown color pencil was used to shade around the stag to give it some depth.
The pine branch was stamped repeatedly around the image — first with Versamark and white heat embossed, then with Early Espresso dye ink. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of Early Espresso cardstock. The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base to finish.
Hi there. I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.
All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock. Stamped the bird, then masked. Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one. With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.
Removed masks and coloured with Copics. Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen. Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.
Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.
Hello there. Just popping in quickly to wish you all a merry Christmas. Hope Santa was good to you and spoiled you rotten. I know I was… 😁 My card today was created with masking, stamping and heat embossing.
Hi again. I have more puppy Christmas cards to share. I love replacing letters in sentiments with cute critters, so I couldn’t resist with the Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts.
The perfect letter J, don’t you think? Stamped the puppy on Neenah cardstock and on pattern paper with Memento black ink. Coloured with Copics, including shading on the pattern paper image. Next, fussy cut the stocking portion from the paper pattern stamped image and paper pieced onto the Neenah stamped image. Die cut image with the coordinating die.
Die cut Hero Arts Joy from black cardstock and the matching pattern paper to stack for dimension. Outlined edges with a black marker. For the background, blended distress inks in matching colours on regular white cardstock. I got rid of a lot of my colour cardstock this summer since I hardly ever use them and of course, they would have come in handy this time.
Created the snowy background with embossing paste and a Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps. Die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from white cardstock and stamped wishing you in black. Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to “joy” to finish.
I wanted the multi-coloured pattern paper to stand out, so I just used Kraft rather then blending a rainbow background.
This was actually my first card I did where I coloured with Copics instead of paper piecing. I switched to paper piecing thinking it would be quicker. I was wrong. 😂
And there you have it. Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays!
Hello everyone. I have, not one, but eight Christmas cards to share today. Unfortunately, none of the recipients have received their cards before this post, so I hope they will like them when they do. 😉
I placed the four puppy images in my MISTI and stamped them with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper twice and coloured them with Copics. I coloured one set red and the other blue. I was planting to use Kraft with all of them and make them all the same, but when I went through my bags of scraps, I found various pieces and snippets that would allow each to be slightly different. Most of the images were die cut out with a circle die and paired with a Merry Christmas frame. A few were die cut out with the coordinating die and added to different backgrounds.
snippet: embossed red stripe square
snippet: grid stencilled Kraft panel
snipoet: embossed woodgrain Kraft panel… I just sponged Kraft ink on top so the details would show better.
snippets: white stitched panel, Kraft tag and red ribbon… I just stencilled Kraft ink through a Radiating Rays stencil to create the background
snippet: I found one white double embossed panel and liked how the circle frame nestled perfectly into the circle area so I double embossed a second piece.
snippet: navy blue panel… there were actually two panels so I just kept this one very simple and silver heat embossing the sentiment
snippets: silver Christmas die cut sentiment and the other navy blue panel… I just die cut a stripe panel from white cardstock and stamped happy and wishes
That does it for this post. Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays!