Christmas Snowman by Lili of the Valley

WELCOME BACK! How’s it going with making all those holiday cards? As usual, I’m way behind, but I’m working my way through my stash of stamps that I never got around to using. Since we live in such a small house, I have to purge belongings – including craft supplies – on a regular basis. So I tend to hold onto holiday stamps because my chances of reusing them is pretty good. Christmas cards really are my favorite to make, but I need to get moving on making holiday cards so that I’ll have enough to send out this year.

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY 2019

Today’s Project

I have another simple card featuring a digital stamp – Christmas Snowman – by Lili of the Valley. If you like simple but cute images, take a look at their Etsy shop. LOTV formerly sold rubber stamps, but they stopped several months ago and have been making their images available in digital format on Etsy. If you don’t know how to use a digital stamp, take a look at this article by my Power Poppy teammate Julie Koerber for guidance.

Hmm . . . perhaps I should have prefaced that with ENABLER ALERT!

No video today since I colored this image before I got into the swing of recording. But the coloring is super simple and you can follow the shading in the illustration below if you need some help. See the supply list below for the Copic colors.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Snowman by Lili of the Valley

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#; Frosty Friends Collection – Lost Mittens by Photo Play; Frosty Friends Collection – Build A Snowman by Photo Play
Stamps: Christmas Snowman by Lili of the Valley; Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
Ink: Versafine Clair in Blue Belle by Tsukineko
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangled Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: W00, W0, W1 (snowman); C6, C9 (buttons); Y38, YR04, YR09 (carrot); BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07, C0, C1 (hat); BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07 (mittens); BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07, G43, G46, RV25, RV27 (scarf)

Christmas Bunnies Stocking by Lili of the Valley

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Lili of the Valley called Christmas Bunnies Stocking. I’ve had this sweet image in my stash for awhile and decided that it was time to put it to good use.

I’ve been lacking in card design mojo lately so I decided to keep the layout simple and just let the coloring take center stage.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Bunnies Stocking by Lili of the Valley

After printing the image, I colored the image with Copic markers (listed below). For the fur, I added a light layer of C1, blending it out with C0. I deepened the edges along the bunnies slightly with C2. After that, I used C5 to stipple a pattern in the fur and then added more stippling with a silver glitter gel pen to add texture and glimmer.

Once the coloring was completed, I selected a sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments stamp set by Penny Black. I stamped sentiment with Versafine ink, applied clear embossing powder, and heat embossed the sentiment. Next, I trimmed the card stock with the Zig Zag Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and glued a piece of craft foam to the back.

For the card base, I blended the edges with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean. After assembling the card, I added a few clear jewels from Pretty Pink Posh (they’re hard to see in the photos).

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Bunnies Stocking by Lili of the Valley

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy
Stamps: Christmas Bunnies Stocking by Lili of the Valley; Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Clear Microfine Embossing Powder by Tonic Studios; Clear Sparking Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh; Silver Glitter Gel Pen by Sakura
Copics: E50, E51, E53, E55, E93 (bunnies); G40, G43, G46, BG01, BG02, BG07 (hats); BG01, BG02, BG07 (stocking); C0, C1, C2, C5 (fur); G40, G43, G46, R46 (holly & berries)