Sharing a Christmas card I made today using Gerda Steiner Designs – Owl I Want For Christmas. THANK YOU SO MUCH Gerda Steiner for giving me the opportunity to win this super adorable stamp from playing your amazing Advent Calendar this year. This was one of the prizes for door #7. I couldn’t wait to create this card with it.
To make the card, I created the base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut Creative Memories – Glacier Designer Paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it to the card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. The image was imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and dies from Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly Lattice Frame, I die cut the printed image and also golden background frame using Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold paper.
I coloured in the image with Copic markers and also added in the tree trunk. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, I added snow to the sky, along the branches of the tree and on top of the pine cones. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff combined with WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle were added to the hat and pompom and then heated with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to backs of the image and the gold die cut and both were popped up onto the background. Finally, I added some Stickles – Diamond over top of the snow I created on the tree trunk and pine cones.
For the sentiment, I used a Recollections 1″ circle punch to cut some green cardstock and then using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Penguin Party – Lawn Fawn with VersaFine ink. I added Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and heat embossed it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I inked around the edges of the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles. This was popped up with U-Line double-sided tape and I added the embellishment from Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter. To create the pine cone and pine needles, I used some scraps of brown and green paper and using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the shapes using Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Festive Greens 662425. I used glue to adhere the pieces together and then popped up the completed piece onto the card using U-Line double sided tape.
Stamp and sentiment: Owl I Want For Christmas – Gerda Steiner Designs
Stamp and sentiment: Penguin Party – Lawn Fawn
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
Die Cuts: Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Festive Greens 662425, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly Lattice Frame – CED3125, Recollections 1″ Circle Punch
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Designer Paper Pack 12 x 12″, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold
Embossing Powder \ Liquid: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail
Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Recollections – Snowflake Specialty Polyester Glitter
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Owl: E47, E44, E43, YR24, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y23, C9
Hat: R59, R37, R35
Sweater: R59, R37, R35, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG1
Tree, Limb and Pine Cones: E49, E47, E42, E40, E29, E27, E25, E23, G29
Ornaments: R59, R37, R35, R22, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG1, BG000, Y38, Y35, Y32
Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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