Hi Everyone! This will be a short post, as I am sneaking this card in at the end of Christmas in July. I’ll be honest, I used to be able to embrace Christmas before the season and now I just treasure the summers so much and can’t mingle the two. This past week has been gloomy with a lot of thunderstorms, so I was more inclined to make some Christmas cards and ignore the outdoors.
I enjoyed making this card and always love the chance to use my Distress Oxide inks. For this project, I decided to create a red background rather than green, and used Distress Oxide in the color Candied Apple. I wanted to have a gradient look with the darkest color on the bottom and fading as it reaches the top of the card. Once completed, I spritzed the background with water and dabbed off any excess with a paper towel. To add some interest to the panel, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies and ran it through my Crafters Companion die cut machine (this thing is a beast, I love it!).
After going through “older” stamps, I decided to use the Lawn Fawn winter release from 2017. The two stamp sets used were Winter Village and Here We Go A Waddling. Using three of the images from the Winter Village set, and the sentiment Happy Holidays, I stamped onto the background using Versamark ink and covered it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder. I heat embossed and set aside to color my images.
On a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock, I stamped the penguin trio and the light post from the Here We Go A Waddling stamp set and colored in using copic markers. To complete the card, I used foam tape to pop up the images to give the illusion that the village is set off in the background. I adhered the completed panel to a horizontal folding card, using Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstick. This was pretty simple to put together, with minimal copic coloring. The most time was spent testing the blending of the Distress Oxides to get the right look…and only 2 additional panels were harmed in this card making process :).
Thanks again for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. I’ll be back again in the middle of the week with some more cards!