Believe in the Magic of the Season

It’s September already and I’m way behind in getting Christmas cards ready for the coming season. I swore that I’d create a new Christmas card each week so that by the time the holidays arrived, I’ve have a sizable inventory already in hand. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

So it’s time to get moving and I started by looking through my current inventory of holiday images and sentiments and supplemented it with a few that I’ve been wanting to color such as Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Although I used a lot of Copic markers, this image was fairly simple to color. I wanted to keep the style fairly relaxed so I didn’t do much shading with the folds of the clothing. Instead, I relied on the cool grays to add some shadowing to give the fabric some life.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Boughs for the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The insides of my cards tend to be pretty simple, especially since I use 110# card stock for the base — multiple layers can make the card too bulky. But I decided to go ahead and repeat my design paper on the inside and eliminated the red border to reduce the bulk. I love this particular sentiment by Power Poppy from the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to get started on those holiday cards!

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Basics in Devil Red; Mistletoe & Holly 12×112 paper pad by Love Nicole; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps
: Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Believe by Penny Black; Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy (inside sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E42, E43, E44, C1, C3, C5 (pants); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, C1. C3, C5 (adult’s jacket); B91, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5 (child’s jacket); C3, C5, C7 (boots); R17, F27, F46, R59, C1, C3, C5 (scarves) YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (boughs)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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