It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Reindeer Games - S108 for the image and Santa...I Tried - FLL001 for the sentiment. It's never too early to start making Christmas cards and I couldn't resist this super fun image and sentiment paired together. It just makes me laugh and I hope it makes you laugh too! I don't think the reindeer worked very hard, I think he just wanted Santa to pull the sleigh while he relaxed. LOL!
To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". I cut the background to be the same size using Stampin UP! - 'Tis The Season paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Forever In Time - Texture Rouge paper. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up on top of the patterned paper. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock.
The image was stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut using my MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool. I coloured in the image and background with Copic Markers. I added in the puffy Santa trim and pop-pom using Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. For the blue tints in the snow, I first coloured them in with Copic Marker - B60 and then using a Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear and Stampendous - Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the snow drifts. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI, Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This again was heated with my heating tool. Then, I added in the snow in the sky with a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Lastly, I added Stickles - Diamond to add some more sparkle to the snow on the ground and Stickles - Holly all around the frame of the coloured image. I set this all aside to dry for a few hours and then applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the red rectangle. To finish off the card, I added in 3 pop-dots from YNS Gumdrops - Milk and Cookies - Matte.
Stamp: Reindeer Games - S108 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Santa...I Tried! - FFL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rustic Wilderness, Versamark
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin UP! - 'Tis The Season (6"x6"), Forever In Time - Texture Rouge
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers
Embossing Powders: Stampendous - Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles - Diamond, Stickles - Holly, YNS Gumdrops - Milk and Cookies - Matte
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black)
Hair and Beard: C3, C1, C0, Colorless Blender
Clothing: R59, R37, R35
Sleigh: R59, R37, R35, C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E23
Mitts and Scarf: G29, G28, G24
Reindeer: E53, E51, E50, 37, E35, E34, E33, R30, R20
Hoofs and Boots: T9, T7, T5
Rope: Y19, Y17, Y15
Sky: B99, B79, B69, B29, B26, B24
Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
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