I'm having a lot of fun making Christmas cards and check out this super cute stamp set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called Holiday Hugs. The images are adorable and I'm loving the font for the sentiments.
You might not can tell but boy did I use a lot of products on this card! LOL!
This was a fun card to make. I started by embossing some snowflakes with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Alabaster Embossing Powder and then using the Cornflower Brutus Monroe Colorburst over them. The embossing resists the Colorburst which is fun. I put a couple layers on to make it a little darker.
Next I used Brutus Monroe Glue on the bottom part and then sprinkled Flower Soft in Polar White all over, tapped off any excess and put it aside to dry. I used a Darice die called Evergreen Border for the middle part and used Nuvo Gloss White Drops to go around tree branches to give the appearance of snow and put aside to dry. I used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Dots on the Snowflakes, dotting it on the circle parts. I love these drops because they look like whatever the color is below so these have a blue color to them like the Colorburst sky.
I used the MISTI stamping tool to stamp the pequin with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored the penguin part with Copic Markers. Then I stamped him three more times so that I could paper piece the snowboard and his hat. I used the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Pad for the purple in the hat and the Christmas Pad for the red in the snowboard. I never paper piece but those paper pads just looked like so much fun. I used the Nuvo Gloss White to add dimension and shine to the balls on his hat. I propped him up with foam squares to give him dimension and make him look like he's riding down the hill.
I used Thermoweb Toner Paper to cut out the Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes Die and then foiled with Silver Decofoil. Their foil is so pretty!
For the sentiment, I stamped on #48 Vellum with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then Embossed with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Icicle Embossing Powder to give it lots of shine.
Here's a tip for you..... are you listening.... I use Stick It under Vellum and you can't see it. I used it here. You can't see it if the sticky part isn't messed up that is. For instance if you stick your finger in it and some of it rubs away, that's what I mean by 'messed up', then you may be able to see where that is. Try it and let me know what you think! In hindsight, I should've rounded the corners of the vellum.
Finally I used Gina K Designs Red Hot Cardstock for the bottom layer. I forgot to mention the paper I used for the top and that is Arches 140# Coldpress Watercolor Paper. This is very thick and can take a lot of water. I wasn't sure how much spritzing I would be doing on the Colorburst so I chose this paper so it could handle it, and it did. I taped it down with Scor-Tape.
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