Saturday, October 25, 2014

Copic Colored Snowman Kraft Christmas Card

Back in the Philippines, as soon as we reach the 'ber months, we start to count the days before Christmas. As we start counting, I might as well start on making Christmas cards, so that when that time comes, I have a stash of cards to use and send.

My initial plan for my card is to use two mediums / techniques using a one layer card. I chose to use dry embossing and using embossing paste. I dry embossed my kraft card stock first. I used a Tim Holtz Diffuser to emboss only the sides. I then used the same embosser to mask the area while I apply embossing paste using a dot stencil. I laid the dot stencil right on top of the card stock, then I place the diffuser on top. I secured this with a non-tacky tape to keep it in place. It turned out pretty well until I decided to color in my dry embossed images. It is either I chose the wrong color and/or I should have just left it as is. Well, I have a deadline and if I re-do the area with the embossing paste, I won't be able to finish the card. So, I cut the area with the embossed paste. I dry embossed another kraft card stock, this time using the same stencil I used to apply the paste. I distressed this and spritz some diluted Perfect Pearl to it.

I had to let go of the one layer card plan. I matted the oval piece with a dark brown card stock. I traced the diffuser to a patterned paper to create the ground where the snowman is standing. The snowman, by the way, is a combination of two stamps. I created a hat mask, to which I stamped the snowman. This left a gap on the snowman's head where I stamped the hate. I used Copics to color the snowman. I fuzzy cut this being careful not to cut the twig arms off.

I applied Wink of Stella to the heart, nose and hat. I applied Glossy Accents to the heart, carrot nose and the tip of the hat. I glued sequins for added embellishment. The sentiment was heat embossed using silver powder on a patterned paper.

I enjoyed creating this. Now, I have a Christmas card I can use. 

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Stamp: Paper Smooches-Merry Motifs, Warm Hearts
Copic Markers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stencil: Memory Box Mini Dots
Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste-white
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
Ranger Glossy Accents

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  1. The "ber" months?! I LOVE that and I am going to borrow that phrase! :) Your card looks amazing! I love the dreamy colors and the polka dot embossing is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week!

  2. OMG!! I LOVE this to pieces!! =) THANKS so MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges and have a Fabulous Week!! =) I hope you'll join us again!! =)

  3. This is super pretty! I love the polka dots! So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with the Get Krafty challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!