Hello friends! I have one last holiday card to share with you today that features some adorable pups illustrated by Birdie Brown. I was really excited this year because I finally found the time to send some handmade Christmas cards to some friends and family. Although this card will arrive after Christmas, I figured that it would be appropriate for New Years as well.
To start, I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to slightly larger than 3.5″ x 5.5″ so that I could trim off any harsh inked edges once I was finished with my ink blending. I used the BB Happy Pawlidays Stamp Set along with some Gina K Designs Masking Magic Paper to create a one layer card. I also used the masking sheets to mask off an area for the snow that I cut by hand. With my masking pieces still on, I then blended my background with Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.
I then splattered this area with both diluted opaque white paint as well as diluted green watercolor paint. for added interest. Next, I removed my masking pieces and colored all of my images with Copic Markers once my background was completely dry.
Copic Color Blends Used:
- Brown Dogs: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
- Gray Dog (on left): W00, W0, W2, W4, W6
- Gray Dog (on right): C00, C0, C2, C4, C5
- Dark Greens: BG72, BG75, BG78
- Tree: YG23, YG17, YG67
- Reds: R14, R46, R89
- Yellows: Y11, Y13, V12
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Happy New Year, Rachel! I have just loved all the content you have shared. Your coloring is fabulous and your card designs so visually appealing with your use of vibrant, wonderful colors. Lucky recipients to receive a handmade card from you! This one is just so sweet and one cannot help but smile. Thank you for all you do and share! May the new year bring you much joy and success. Crafty hugs!
This card just makes me smile!! Beautiful colouring and I am so happy you post the colours you’ve used to help me along. I always look forward to your posts and look forward to them in the new year. Happy New Year!