Did you see the colouring video I made back at the end of February? You can view it on YouTube here and the blog post can be found here. I used Prismacolor pencils for colouring up the Altenew Statement Flowers and now I’ve finally completed the card as well. I cut it out by hand and added some foam tape to the back of it, sprayed some black ink on a kraft card base, doodled a little in the corners and used their Hello die and enamel dots to finish off the card.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you are able to spend some of the time with at least one of your loved ones in this difficult year.
Here I have used the Merry Wishes stamp set by MFT Stamps and coloured in the whole panel with my Copics. The card itself is kept simple, so I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Cheer (MFT also) set onto the coloured panel and then die cut it with a rectangle STAX frame (MFT) before using foam tape to attach it to the purple card base (MFT as well).
The stamps have been masked together. It can be a bit fiddly, but remember that you only need to cut out the part that is used for the masking. I tend to keep used masks together with the stamp set so I can easily reuse them another time. You can always cut out the rest of the mask another time if you want to use another part of the stamp for masking.
Copics used: N3, N5, N7, N9, B0000, BG000, BV20, BV23, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, R22, R24, R29, E18, T1, T3, C0, C1, C3, Y35, Y38, YR27, E71, E79, BG93, BG96, BG99
This is my second attempt at colouring in my own background. I stuck with various purples for my little forest scene. The adorable bear is by Lili of the Valley and I’m sure you’ve seen me use this stamps a few times in the past! It gets a bit of a different look with a drawn in background, though. I also added some snow to the ground as well as some falling snow. The brighter blue scarf and hat stands out nicely against the background.
The card itself is quite simple. I didn’t feel like it needed a lot added to it, so I simply used a stitched border die for the panel, a Norwegian Christmas sentiment in a dark purple and some semi-transparent sequins around it.
Have you made any Christmas cards yet? I am almost done with mine now. In fact I posted my first few ones yesterday! I’ve used lilac colours again this time. The stamp set is by My Favorite Things is a part of the Stacey Yacula collection and is called Christmas Cheer. I have masked various of the stamps together to make the little scene.
The base is made with lilac card stock from MFT Stamps as well and I used one of their Stitched Rectangle stax dies. The sentiment is a Mama Elephant die cut out with white card stock and at the end I added some semi-transparent sequins around the top.
Copics used: (snow) BV20, BV23, BG000, B0000, (green) YG61, G43, YG63, G46, YG67, BG99, (yellow) Y13, Y19, E97 (fox) E08, E18, E19, E97, (grey) W0, W1, W3, W5, (brown) E71, E74, E79, (red) R32, R35, R39, (blue) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (pink) RV52, RV55, RV17, (other) E50, E51, RV10, RV02
For Whimsy Stamps‘ December release I’ve made a slimline card using the Christmas Bunny Row extended stamp. This extended version is perfect for a slimline card. They do have one with fewer bunnies as well (here). I’ve kept it super simple and just coloured it up, embossed first with white embossing powder and then some white frantage to get some bigger chunks as well. The coloured panel was added to the card base using foam tape.
Copics used: W0, W1, W3, N0, N1, N3, YG61, YG63, YG67, E41, E42, E43, E44, B0000, BG000, BV20, BV23, V000, BV000, BV01, BV02, R24, R59