Thursday, December 31, 2015
Christmas card No. 2 - Stampendous Candy Bear
Hi blogging friends
Whew, sure is hot here today - 42.7 deg C (that's just short of 109 deg F if you are imperial)! Good for catching up on stuff indoors - like cleaning my Craft Room. It never ceases to amaze me how much mess I can make just from making a few cards - although I am sure I am not alone, hee hee! Today I am sharing another Christmas card which I made on Christmas Eve - and I gave this one to my daughter.
This is also my 2nd card for each of the following Challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - December - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge Extra - December - Anything Goes
The image is by Stampendous and is retired but is just so adorable, don't you think?! I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured it with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils using a #2 round paintbrush.
I added dots of white acrylic paint onto the bear's scarf using a very fine stylus as well and I painted a fine white line down the centre of the candy cane for a highlight using a Liner brush. I lightly chalked around the image with Kaisercraft blue chalk and added snow using Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter - which was also used to add fuzz to the hat. Here is a close-up:
I popped the image panel up on 2mm dimensionals.
The green dry embossing is an embossing folder by Crafts Too - Christmas Holly Frame. I layered the panel onto some red cardstock and trimmed the layers to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools. I added the red reindeer ribbon from my stash then attached the panel to a white cardstock base.
The sentiment is by Elzybells (sadly no longer in business but Penny Black has reissued some images over the past few years) - and was diecut using a Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die. I added a tiny Couture Creations red rhinestone at each end of the sentiment panel. I tied the tag on using Doodlebug Ladybug twine and added a dimensional to hold the tag firmly to the cardstock. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends of the twine to stop it from fraying/unravelling.
Lastly, I adhered the glittery sparkly snowflake from my stash using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Stampendous Candy Bears E208 (retired), Sentiment: Elzybells Mini Messages - Christmas clear set 20-054 (retired)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer Paper: None
Dies: Cuttlebug Tiny Tags
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Crafts Too Christmas Holly Frame, Perfect Layers Tools, Doodlebug Ladybug twine, red/white reindeer ribbon (stash), Fray Stop, Couture Creations tiny red rhinestones, Stampendous Cotton White fun flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter, Tombow Mono Aqua glue, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, 2mm dimensionals, snowflake embellishment (stash), Jo Sonja white acrylic gouache, stylus, #2 round + liner paintbrush, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, 140lb watercolour paper, Kaisercolour blue chalk, cardstock - red, green, white