Hello everyone! Believe it or not, Christmas is soon approaching! We’re kicking off this month’s Release Countdown with some sweet new holiday designs! I have two cards to share with you today. The first features some adorable little Christmas carolers illustrated by Stacey Yacula. I stamped all of images in my cards today onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and used their coordinating die-namics to cut them out. All colors used are listed at the bottom section of each card post.
Once I had my images colored and cut out, I then worked on my card base. I decided to create a 3D box card and used the fun Outside the Box Level Up Die-namics along with a piece of Cornflower Blue Prestige Card Stock. For my front piece, I diecut an extra piece from the new Cheerful Plaid Patterned Paper Pad and adhered it over the top of my first piece with some liquid adhesive. I then diecut my front stitched label and stamped my sentiment with black ink.
Next, I added some snow drifts using the Outside the Box Snow Drifts Die-namics along with some Smooth White Card Stock. For my background, I blended a mix of Cornflower Blue and Lazy Day Premium Dye Inks. I can’t say enough about these inks! The blues are so gorgeously vibrant and just pop off the card stock. Lastly, I added my images with some liquid adhesive.
Copic Colors Used:
- Reds: R14, R46, R89
- White: 0, C00, C1, C3
- Greens: G40, G43, G46
- Cow: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
- Black: W5, W7, W9
- Blues: B000, B01, B04
- Pig/Sheep: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13
My second card features the new “Away in a Manger” Stamp Set illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller. I used the new Keep Me in Stitched Patterned Paper Pad for my 4.25″ x 5.5″ background and layered it with some Blue Beyond Prestige Card Stock as well as a stitched scallop piece of white card stock. I layered this piece with a smaller piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to which I had blended some Lazy Day, Blue Yonder, Cornflower, and Blue Beyond Premium Dye Inks for my starry night sky.
I then stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and lastly added my image with 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for added dimension.
Copic Colors Used:
- Beard and Basket: E31, E23, E25
- Brown shawl: E40, E42, E44
- Sheep: 0, C00, C1, C3
- Donkey: W00, W1, W3
- Blues: B000, B01, B04 & B21, B24
- Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E13
- Greens: YG91, YG95, YG97
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