I’m red & greened out when it comes to Christmas cards already! I’m ready for something more snazzy! Why not blue and green!?
For my beautiful blue/green background, I blended Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers.
(Useful tip: To eliminate fingerprints and keep your fingers clean, use a piece of Masking Paper, a Post-it note, or Purple tape to hold your paper in place!)I sprayed a fine mist of water onto the background and let it dry.
I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp snowflakes from the Happy Holla Days stamp set. I cleaned them and then moved them and stamped them again until my background was done.
I used Black Soot distress ink and a water brush to flick black spots. I used white acrylic paint to flick white spots.
To stamp my Santa, I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink because it works well with Copic markers.
I used the following Copic markers to color my stamped image:
I used a “Frosted Sugar” embellishment to create texture on his hat.
I created my own tag out of the stamped image by measuring, marking lines with pencils, and using my paper trimmer. I used a hole punch that is great for ribbon threading and then tied some twine that matched my blue/green palette.
On black cardstock, I used my anti-static tool and then stamped my sentiment and some additional snowflakes with Versamark Watermark ink. I used my heat gun to heat emboss the images.
I added a piece of white cardstock behind my cut sentiment.
I fussy cut my snowflakes out.
Using 3D foam squares, I adhered my tag, sentiment, and the snowflakes to my card.
For the final step, I adhered Aurora Deluxe gems.
Here’s more photos of the finished card!
Until next time!