GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I haven’t posted in several days. The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind with appointments, birthdays, and a wedding. I have a bunch of new stuff in my stash just waiting for me to find time to create. I decided to pull out the Warmest Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. After all, Christmas in July is a thing, so no one should think I’m crazy for making winter cards! I’ve linked all supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Today’s project features:
- Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things (main image)
- Sunflower Sweetheart by My Favorite Things (birds)
- Stacked Merry by My Favorite Things (die cut)
- Merry & Bright by My Favorite Things (sentiment)
- Snowfall Stencil by My Favorite Things
- Copic coloring (see marker list below)
- Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
I always find card design to be the hardest part. I can color quickly, but then stare at my craft mat for hours trying to figure out the layout, papers, inks, etc. So I decided to just color. If the image turned into a card, then that would be OK. And if not, that would be OK too. I’d just tuck the image away and turn it into a card later. However, this card design occurred to me in the middle of the night so I was up early putting it together before I could forget my idea!
Step by Step for Warmest Wishes
- Cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ scored at 5.5″ for the cardbase.
- Stamp the images on a Copic friendly paper using a Copic compatible black ink. I used Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black on Hammermill 100# cardstock.
- Color images with Copic markers (see list below).
- Die cut images using the coordinating Warmest Wishes Die-namics and Sunshine Sweetness Die-namics. Set aside while working on background.
- Cut a piece of pink cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ (I used Prestige Cardstock in Princess Pink by My Favorite Things).
- Using Distress Oxides, ink blend the top 2/3s of the cardstock using Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and Spun Sugar. The lightest color should fade into the color the cardstock so you may need to adjust your ink colors if you are using a different cardstock.
- Allow ink to thoroughly dry.
- Position the Snowfall Stencil over the inked cardstock. Using a foam blender, apply Versamark ink through the stencil, leaving space in the lower right corner to stamp the sentiment.
- Apply white embossing powder over the Versamark ink and heat set.
- Using the Stack Merry Die-namics, cut the sentiment twice out of dark blue cardstock.
- Adhere the die cuts together using a white glue that dries clear. (I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive).
- Glue to front of inked cardstock as shown.
- Using Versafine Clair in Blue Belle, stamp sentiment from Merry & Bright stamp set on Inked cardstock as shown. Immediately apply clear embossing powder and heat set.
- Adhere images to inked cardstock as shown. Use dimensional foam square or craft foam if desired.
- Adhere inked cardstock to front of cardbase.
That’s all for me today! Take care and see you soon!
COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); E33, E37 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (coat & hat); RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (scarf & mittens); C1, C2, C4 (stockings); C1, C2, C4, C6, C8 (boots); V20, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y38 (birds)
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