Sending You Tidings

Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card by Dreamerland Crafts using their stamp set called Sending You Tidings – D19072. Growing up in the North, we used to get a lot of snow. I always love looking out the window and seeing the snow fall and how beautiful it looks on the houses and trees. Driving in it, not so much, but everything else about winter, I love. LOL!

To make this card, I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers Dies. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image first onto the paper and then again on to Post-It Note to create a mask. I fussy cut around the mask and placed it to the side to use a little later. I then proceeded to colour in my image with Copic markers.

Once the colouring of the image was complete, I was ready to create the sky. To accomplish this, the mask that I had set aside earlier was placed over top of the coloured image. A mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were then used: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord inks. Once, the background was completed, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I was now ready to add the final finishing touches. To do this, I added in the snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10, #8 and #5 Pens. Stickles – Cool Mint was added to the little lady’s hat, pom-pom and coat cuffs. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a spatula along the bottom of the card to create some sparkling snow and also to the top of the chimney with a Q-Tip. I also coloured in the little snowflake in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 pen and then Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to make it sparkle. I set the card aside to let the glitter dry for a few hours.

For the card base I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 and edged around all of the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce. I die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to the size 3.75″ x 5″ using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Cuttlebug. This was adhered directly onto the base using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the glitter was completely dry, I layered the completed image on top of the second layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Sending You Tidings – D19072 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ (Assorted Box of Cards)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Stickles – Cool Mint, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Jacket, Mitts, Bear’s Scarf:  BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, Stickles – Cool Mint

Leggings: C7, C5

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20, Eyes and Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04

Chimney: E99, E97, E08, E07, E13, C4, C2

Snow: Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.