It’s official. Christmas is a whopping TWO MONTHS away! All year, I’ve been working on my Christmas Card stash, and it’s just crazy to think that they are getting sent out in a handful of weeks! Because it’s the 25th of the month, it’s time for another Crafty Christmas Club Blog Hop!
I hand-drew my little front porch scene with a ruler, Copic Multi-liner, and a lot of patience. Actually, full disclosure, I sketched the scene in pencil first, went over it with the Multi-liner and then erased the pencil marks. I stamped the little sloth from Festive Furries to hang on the door as a wreath would. I then colored in the sloth, wreath, door, steps and windows with Copic Markers!
I used full-back adhesive post-it’s to cover the colored areas. I then went over the background in Tea Dye Distress Oxide Ink. Then, I placed the Kindred Stamps Distress Brick stencil over top and applied a solid layer of Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Ink. Removing the stencil, I also went over the edges of the windows with some Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink for a little bit of glow.
Using a ruler and an X-Acto Knife, I cut the door on the top, right and bottom sides, leaving the left side untouched. I then used a bone folder to score the door so that it had a nice crease to open and close.
For the fun little interactive element, I colored up the Santa penguin from Festive Furries with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out with no border, ran a brush-tip Copic Multi-liner along the edge and set it aside.
Next, taking a smaller piece of paper, I blended up Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, where I blended it darker on the edges and lighter in the center. I then took the Christmas Sprinkles Stencil from Kindred Stamps and applied a solid layer of Barn Door Distress Oxide Ink. I figured out where I wanted to adhere my Christmas Sprinkles panel behind my door panel, and adhered it together.
I placed my panel in my MISTI, opened the door, and stamped my sentiment “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle” where I wanted it. I also took the penguin, tucked them slightly inside the door, and adhered them down to stick. Also, for a finished edge, I also lined the interior side of the door with a piece of green cardstock.
And that’s my finished Christmas Card!
We have so much Christmas Inspiration to share with you, so be sure to head on over to each of the stops for even more festive fun!
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