I have been falling a little bit behind my Christmas card making since I had a week off of work (preschool teacher) and my kiddos were home for the Thanksgiving break. But I was able to make one adorable card using a Newton’s Nook Designs’ stamp inspired by the Inky Paws challenge #60.
First, I stamped all of the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar white 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black dye ink. Next, I used my ScanNCut 2 to cut out all of the images. I am still learning how to properly calibrate my machine so that it cuts an either even white border around the image or right on the stamped line of the image. And last, I used my Copic Markers to color all of the images with the following combinations:
Sled: Y35, Y38 and E55 and E44, E47, and E79
Newton (Cat): C3, C5 and R20
Dog: 0, C1, C3
Christmas Hat: 0, C1, R29 and R59
Presents: R29 and R39, YG13 and YG6, B2 and B5
Trees: G05 and G28
To create the background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and did some ink blending using Distress inks in chipped sapphire and peacock feathers, which are my favorite color combination to create a nighttime sky. Using MFT’s Snowfall stencil and Nuvo glimmer paste, I added some glittered snow to mimic the falling snow on the background panel.
To complete this card, I added the black frame around the edge of the card, the sentiment embossed with a silver embossing powder and a silver bottom layer for a little sparkle. As a final touch I took a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter brush pen and bedazzled all of the components of my card. It’s a Christmas card and it HAS to sparkle. And that will complete another Christmas card for this year, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!
P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information