Thursday, December 17, 2020

'tis the season...

Hello friends!

Even though my cards have all been mailed I still enjoy making Christmas cards all the way through the big day. I figure it just gives me a head start on next year's stash. For my card today I had this vision of taking the cute kitty and puppy from the new Hello Bluebird My Snowman set and moving them to an indoor scene where they are watching Santa come down the chimney. to do this I combined them with a few other sets, some old some new. The fireplace, stockings and rug were borrowed from the Cozy Christmas Eve set while Santa's hat is actually being worn by a bear in the O Christmas Tree set. None of the sets I own had a wreath big enough to decorate the wall above the mantle so I improvised and repeatedly stamped a snowflake from the Holiday Flurries set in various shades of green ink until I had a nice, full wreath.The little wood sign resting beneath the wreath uses a sentiment from the Typed Christmas set, a much loved, oft used set that stays on my desk pretty much from October through December, LOL! The whole scene was framed in using the Gallery Frame #2 die, which I altered just a smidge by snipping off the horizontal cross bar on the inner frame. I gotta say, this one turned out pretty close to my original vision which is always super satisfying. :)

Take care! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Hello Bluebird (My Snowman set, O Christmas Tree set, Cozy Christmas Eve set, Typed Christmas set and Holiday Flurries set)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink pure poppy and Hero Arts green ombre
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #2 die

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:
floor- E41, E43, E31, E44, E47, E74, C4

fireplace- W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, E13, E17, E37, E40, E81, E84, E55, E44, E74, E59, C00, C2, C4, C5, R05, E08, E18
stockings/hat- N1, N3, N4, R14, R27, R29, R89
wreath- R43, R46, R89, YG21, G43, G94
wall- E40, E81, E84, E57, E59

dog- E40, E41, E33, E35, E37, T3, T5, T6, T8, 100, YG03, G94, YG99
cat- E50, E41, E43, 0, YG03, G94, YG99
rug- E50, E43, YG21, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E57, E59