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Frosty Christmas Card

Hi everyone, today I have one of my last Christmas card for this year to show you all! I hope you are all having fun, even though this year it will be different than other years during this whole pandemic! Let’s hope next year will be better!

Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by Mo’s Digital Pencil called “Seasons Greetings ‘16” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Next I can start the colouring process, for today’s card I’m using the Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers:

For my skin tones I picked: FS7 and TN1.

For the hair I picked: GB8 and EB5.

For my reds I picked: PP3, DR1, DR2 and DR3.

For my greens I picked: LG1 and AG4.

For my blues I picked: TB1, TB4 and TB5.

For the white and grey parts I used a combination of : IG2, IG5 and IG8 (that last one not for the white parts (like the fur on the clothes)).

On the ice I used BG1 and for the sky I used IB1.

After the colouring is done I added in some highlights using a white gel pen and than I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

You can find all the markers that I used on today’s project HERE!

Step 2:

Now that the colouring is done I can work on the rest of the card design: For this I first picked a design paper that fitted the colour around the coloured image, and it also looked a little like snowflakes falling. From this I die cut a circle shape and I edged this circle using some blue ink.

This circle panel I matted on some matching green card stock.

For my square background I picked another design paper in a much darker blue colour. This panel I adhered to my white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

For my sentiment I picked one of the sentiments from the Wild Rose Studio stamp set “Christmas Circles”, which I stamped onto white card stock. I die cut a circle shape around the sentiment. This I matted onto red card stock using liquid glue.

Step 3:

Time to put my card together: I felt that the background needed something more but having the blue square panel adhered already I decided to cut two pieces of red ribbon (that I normally wrap around the background panel) and I adhered them underneath the circle shapes onto the square blue background design paper. On top I adhered the combined large circle shapes using one millimetre thick foam tape and also the coloured and fussy cut image, using one millimetre thick foam tape.

The only thing that is left to do is to adhere the circle shaped sentiment on top, using one millimetre thick foam tape, and my card is done!

Detail picture:

And that is for today! I wish you lots and fun and an enjoyable time during this years Christmas time!

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