Hello friends! It’s October 1st which also means it’s time for a brand new release for Whimsy Stamps…I’m back to share a card I’ve made for the brand new digital release at Whimsy Stamps! CLICK HERE to check them all out!
Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I’ve made using an adorable image:
These adorable critters are having some festive fun! This image is by Crissy Armstrong called “2 Christmas Tails“. It had previously been released as a rubber stamp, but now you can grab it in digital format starting this month!
This is an unusual size and card opening for me on this card, but I wanted to be sure that the image fit completely on the design I was creating.
So I started with a 4.5″ x 5.75″ side folding white card base. I took a piece of red foil paper and clear heat embossed the snowflakes over it from the Whimsy Stamps Basic Christmas Backgrounds clear stamp set. I mounted this over a piece of gold foil paper, added the striped paper in the bottom corner, the oval cut image panel and tied a glitter ribbon around the layers and mounted it to the white card base.
I took the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Large Word die and cut it from some of the gold foil paper and layered it over top of the gold foil banner I created by black heat embossing the sentiment. I finished it off with some snowflake rhinestones above the critters.
Here’s a closer look at how I’ve colored in these adorable critters. The photos never show everything about the details of the card, but it’s so cool in person! 🙂
I’ve used Copic markers to color this in. You can view/purchase Copic markers from Whimsy Stamps or you can click on the underlined numbers below for a particular color that I’ve used to color with:
- Santa Hats & Candy Cane – R39, R37, R35, R32, BG000
- Bunny – E35, E33, E31, E30, R20, R00, C3, C1, C0
- Mouse – W7, W5, W3, W1, R20, R00
- Bell – Y28, Y26, Y21, YG13, YG11
- Ground/Shadows – E84, E81, C1, E0000
I used a white gel pen for hightlights on the candy cane and parts of the bunny’s tail. I also covered the bell with a glitter brush pen. I took a glue pen and added some clear glitter over the hat trimmings. To get the blue faded color around the image, I used the oval die I cut it out with as a “mask” to blend some blue distress ink softly over it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Christmas card today and have been inspired in some way!
Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll be seeing you soon!
Please be sure to stop in and check out the Whimsy Stamps blog today and throughout the entire month of October! Today kicks off the annual “31 Nights of Halloween” blog celebration! There are lots of fun ways to win…so be sure to check it out!! 🙂
Here are the following Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links that I’ve used on my card today:
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
- The House That Stamps Built – S2519 Anything Goes
- Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes
- Crafty Catz – #476 Anything Goes
- QKR Stampede – #365 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Monday – Let’s Get Ready for Christmas
- Crafty Cardmakers – Add a Critter
- Sketch Saturday – (I turned sketch)