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Christmas Cheer

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing another Christmas card project with you all!

I started my project by stamping the large image from the Crafter’s Companion “Ring out those bells” stamp set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using a juicy black ink and directly heat embossing afterwards using clear embossing powder (this way my lines stay black and crisp).

Now I can colour the images and today I’m using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in combination with my waterbrush. The colours I used are: Yellow, Light Brown, Persian Green, Smoky Teal, Blue Gray, Mid Gray, Moss Green, EverGreen, Dark Peony, Dark Blossom Pink, Red and Deep Vermillion. After the colouring is done and dry I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

Now that my focal point is ready I can work on my background: for this I die cut rectangle panels two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto these panels I stamp my sentiment, which comes in the same stamp set as the bell image comes from.

Next I placed my stencil of choice over the panel (this stencil is TCW718s) and applied some ink over the stencil using a stencil brush. I used the followed ink pad colours: Spectrum Noir Harmony Water-Reactive ink in “Parakeet” and “Grasshopper”.

Finishing the cards is easy: I die cut slightly larger rectangle panels in matching green and red tones and adhered the rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered onto my creme coloured card bases using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish the cards I adhered the coloured and fussy cut images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And that is it for today’s Christmas card project! I wish you a creative day!

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