GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump lately. It happens sometimes where nothing I color turns out. This time, however, I’m just not motivated to craft. So I’m taking it easy on myself, watching lots of YouTube videos, scrolling through Pinterest and just seeing where my mood and inclination takes me.
For the moment, my crafting urge seems to be focused on holiday cards so I’ve been playing with the BB Christmas Selfies set by My Favorite Things.
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Today’s project features:
- BB Christmas sELFies by My Favorite Things
- Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
- Winter Stencil Strips by My Favorite Things
- Copic coloring (see marker list below)
- Stenciling with Distress Oxides (see list below)
- Additional supplies listed in the thumbnails below.
Coloring the Image
To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greeting Galore set [MFT] with Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Since my image background is dark, the ribbon to the ornament was no long visible so I drew it back in with a white gel pen.
Creating the Background
For the background, I cut a sheet of Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock [MFT] to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Using the Winter Stencil Strips [MFT] and Distress Oxides, I stenciled the “Ho Ho Ho” portion of the stencil across the middle. I started with Picked Raspberry [SB| SP] and as I moved the stencil down I used Worn Lipstick [SB|SP], and then Tattered Rose [SB|SP] to create a gradient effect. I stenciled the snowflake pattern above and the snowy patterned below using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers [SB|SP]. After I glued all of the card layers together, I added a few Silver Bell sequins [retired] from Honey Bee Stamps.
That’s it for today. See you soon!
COPICS: E000, E00, E04, E21, R20 (skin); E55, E59 (hair); RV04, RV09, R59, BV31 (hat); BV31, BG32, BG15 (ornament); Y35, YR04 (ornament cap and bell); BG09, BG75 (background)
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