Hello there. I have another Christmas card to share today. In honour of National Cocoa Day, I made a cocoa inspired Christmas card. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cocia sentiments, but I will have to rectify that in the new year. 😂
Masked and stamped the images with black Memento ink on Neenah cardstock. Masked the bottom of the panel and blended Tumbled Glass distress ink around the image, and then went back in and ink blended through a Sun Ray stencil.
Removed all masks and coloured with Copics. Next, stamped the steam with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. I wanted a subtle effect, but I may be too subtle. Added clear shimmer to the rays then black heat embossed the sentiment.
For some interest, the panel was die cut with a stitchedscallop frame. A second frame was die cut to stack for a bit of dimension. Mounted all pieces onto a white top folding card base and added clear sparkly sequins to finish.
On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment. Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper. Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background. Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars. Repeated with acrylic white paint. Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.
Hi again. I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for CAS(E) this Sketch #226. I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂 Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉 Here’s the sketch.
And here’s my card.
All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle. The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branchwas stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.
Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area. It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.
I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead. A few clear sequins finished off the card. Thank you for visiting Have a great day!
The sentiment was then masked off and distress inks were blended in rainbow colours. For sparkle, the rainbow area was spritz with a DIY shimmer spray.
Next, the unicorn was stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics. The present from the same set was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper then fussy cut out. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the present and horn, and a few Crystal Clear sequins finished this card off.
Thanks for dropping by and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.
Leaving the masks on the bunny and flower, removed the upper half mask and crested the cloud background with a DIY diecut cloud stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink. Removed the remaining masks.
For some shiny elements, added clear Wink of Stella to the flower and bee’s wings (was a little difficult to capture in a photo). Heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine black ink and clear glitter embossing powder. Used gray Copics to add the shadow under the bunny. Mounted the stitched panel to a white top folding card base and added three Crystal Clear sequins to finish.