Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16
Just some late night coloring using a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I followed a tutorial by Debbie Olson which was perfect for creating a 3D effect for the Christmas ornament. I’ll eventually turn this into a card, but for now, it’s tucked in my portfolio.
Stamps: Little Elf Mim (digital) by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Joy by Penny Black Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®;Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: Labels Twenty Two by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E01, E11, BV00 (skin);E43 (hair); W00, W0, W01 (fur); W00, W0, W01, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89 (hat); YG61, YG67, R29 (holly and berries); C0, C01, BV02, BV04, BG 11, BG32, BG72 (ornament); BV000, BV00, YR20, 0 (background); BV20 (shading)
I don’t use a lot of Stampin’ Up! products, but this wreath has always been a favorite — it may even have been my first SU! purchase. And this one is a little different for me — all stamping and no coloring.
Paper: Crimson by Bazzill Stamp: Wondrous Wreath by Stampin’ Up!; North Pole by KaiserCraft Ink: Green and Lime by Hampton Art; Red Devil by Color Box Dies: Labels Twenty-Two by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45 Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)
I’m usually pretty good with coloring — laying out the image, selecting colors, etc. — but often get hung up on card design. And I finding it boring to make duplicate cards so I rarely make the same card twice. This is a real problem with Christmas cards. Even though I still have plenty of time, I don’t to get hung up trying to make every card unique. So I’m developing a couple of really simple layouts where I can simply swap out the main image and the papers and have lots of different cards. It also gives me an opportunity to use up paper in my stash rather than purchasing supplies specifically for this project.
So this is the first of what I’m calling the Ho Ho Ho series. It features an image from the Joy to the World series by Penny Black and a sentiment from Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things. The inside (not shown) features the same papers with a sentiment from Yuletide by Kaisercraft.
These cards are meant for mailing so they are sized at A2 and I’m keeping embellishments to a minimum. There’s enough mail flying around at Christmas without adding cards that need to be hand stamped at the Post Office.
Paper: Moody Blue by Bazzill; Jack Frost 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts Stamps: Joy to the World by Penny Black; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: C0, C1, C3, 0 (dog 1); W1, W3, W5, E31, E33 (dog 2); W3, W5, E31, E33, (cat); B000, B00, B01, B02, E31, E33, R27, R29, R59, B21, B23, B24, B26 (clothing); B0000, B000 (snow); YG07, YG09, R27 (holly)