Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I have another holiday card featuring the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set from Power Poppy. I’ll admit that I looked at that tree and my initial urge was to color those sprigs individually. Crazy, right? So I decided that the better course of action was to dab different shades of green following the lines of branches and the shape of the tree to achieve some depth and variation. I used my current favorite red combo (R35, R46, R59) to get a lush Christmas red for the ornaments and used the same combo (adding R32 as a highlight) for the ribbon. If you forget to leave a highlight on the ornaments, you can always add it afterwards with a white gel pen.
The sentiment on the front of my card is included included with the Power Poppy stamp set (and look at that lovely script!), but for the inside, I decided to add one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Festive Cheer stamp set to capture the feeling I wanted for the completed card. I used two of the designs from the Vintage Christmas Collection by Authentique because I thought that the colors and the vintage feel would be the perfect complement for this image.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Seven by Authentique
Stamps: Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Festive Cheer by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko (image); Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: R35, R46, R59 (ornaments); R32, R35, R46, R59 (ribbon); YG01, YG03, G21, G24, G28 (tree); G21, G24, R30, R32, E41, E42, E43, C1 (teacup); BV20 (shadow)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.