Time for another Christmas card, and once again it’s a rather blue one! I’ve used distress oxide on a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp together with dies from MFT Stamps (frame) and Papirdesign (sentiment). The stamp, by Whimsy Stamps, is coloured up with Copics and a few blue sequins finished off the look.
One of the cards I made in December and never got around to sharing is this one I made with the Mama Elephant Penguin Christmas Tree. Isn’t it fun?
It is another simple card where I’ve used one of MFT’s rectangle dies for the main panel, cut out some Memory Box snowflakes and added a premade sentiment from Simon Says Stamp (the CZ-collection) on foam tape over two of them.
Let’s have another photo of it:
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
I looked at my phone this morning and it said “October”. I’m not sure I’m ready for that. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beautifully coloured trees, the fresh wind and the non-guilty hot-chocolate moments with a blanket because it’s not too warm for it anymore, but still. Winter is just a tad bit too close. That also means Christmas is coming closer. Are you ready? Have you started on your cards? Mine are actually mostly done! And I have another one to show you today.
A new month also means a new Whimsy Stamps release! I’ve played with one of the new digital stamps. It has a penguin AND a polar bear. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? You can find it here. I didn’t use any dies this time as I cut the coloured panel and then I just tore across the top so I could have some background paper peeking through, but if you prefer dies then the Slimline card builder die so work well for this.
Copics ued: (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, (dark grey) N3, N5, N7, N9, (light grey, penguin – hat – ground) N0, N1, N3, (orange) Y32, Y35, Y38, E97, (polar bear) W0, W1, W2, W3, (paw) E41, E42, E43,
One of the great advantages of digital stamps is how you can split and resize and remove things to fit your project. That is what I’ve decided on this time. All of these penguins are part of the same digital stamp. The stamp is part of the new digital release at Whimsy Stamps and is called Penguins Build a Snowman.
I opted for a slimline card this time using the great slimline film strip die. I digitally cut the digital stamp into the sections I wanted and resized them accordingly so each would fit in one of the frames. Then I erased the lines that was a part of the other sections of the original image to make them look like stand alone stamps.
Copics used: N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, C0, C1, C2, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, YR31, YR23, E34, E97, E41, E42, E43, RV10, RV32, RV34, BV23, BV25, BV29