Holiday Card Series w/ Hello Bluebird - Happy New Year

dimanche 13 décembre 2020

 Hello there,

Time to join two adorable friends that are dancing in the snow to celebrate the new year. Those cuties are from Polar Friends and I also stamped a few trees from Bunny Hill to fill up the space.

As always I stamped the images on 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink, and used my alcohol markers to color everything.

When it was done, I cut them all using the coordinating dies and then moved on to my background. I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" Strathmore bristol panel, as well as a mountain border using Glacier Peaks and two hill borders using Hill and Dale.

I started withthe large panel that I colored using cracked pistachio, peacock feathers and blueprint sketch distress inks. I added lots of texture on my paper, set the paper to dry and then stamped my sentiment. A sentiment in two parts: I started by heat embossing "Happy New Year" in silver, and next I stamped the second part right below it using black versafine ink. Both are from North Star.

I added some contrast to the mountain and hill borders using a little bit of cracked pistachio distress ink and also added liquid stardust droplets on those pieces to create a frosty look.

Next I assembled everything on my panel, starting with the borders. I attached the mountain border directly on the panel using double sided tape and used foam tape and foam squares to stick the hill borders and get some nice dimension. I stuck the penguin and the bear using foam squares again, and used liquid glue to attach the trees.

I added highlights and white dots on the penguin's scarf, and finally glued a few clear sequins here and there to bring even more sparkles to my winter scene.

Below or here

- Polar friends stamp set
- Bunny hill stamp set
- North star stamp set
- Glacier peaks die set
- Hill and dale die set

- Alcohol markers: Spectrum Noir + Graphit Brush
- Distress inks: cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch
- Sakura white gel pen
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Black versafine ink
- Liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- Silver embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- Clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh

1 commentaire:

  1. Beautiful work - how do you get into the small spaces with the markers - the nib seem so big.