I love this challenge because I challenged myself to make a Christmas Card designed specifically for a boy. I used Tim Holtz’s Christmas Stamps. Their were 4 stamps in this group: tree, snowman, toy soldier, and snowflake. Note: You can also buy them as individual stamps. I stamped and coloured the soldier 4 times. I used the dull image for the base and inked the areas around the soldier with various brown distress inked. The actual soldier, I coloured with Copics. I then fussy cut his head, hat, gloves, boots, and crossed embellishments and layered them on the base using foam dimensionals. I also distressed the card stock around the toy soldier image and added amber gems and natural twine.
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Hello everyone. I was invited to be a guest designer for the month of June by the DT team at Outlawz. You can join for free! They have a fabulous blog – full of challenges, tutorials, forum, freebies, gallery and more. I am designing for their Thursday Twist Challenges. This challenge is “open” with a added twist each week. This week’s Twist is “Christmas.” To find out more about this fabulous group click on the link below.
I made two cards for this challenge. Both Skating themes, both totally different.
Card 1: For my first card I used an adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps, called “Winbird Skate”. I coloured him with my Copic markers and layered him on red and black card stock. For some added fun, I used red Stickles for snowflakes and the heart tattoo on his rump. The sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps, called “Merry and Bright Digital Sentiments“. There are 11 fun sentiments and 4 Christmas stamps.
Card 2: I love bears, especially Polar Bears! The bears are from MFT, “BB Polar Bear Pals.” I started by colouring the bears with my Copic markers. Next I fussy cut them out and put aside. Next using scraps of card stock, I made a snowy background, complete with frozen lake. I arranged my little critters and for the final detail added clear Stickles. The sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps, called “Merry and Bright Digital Sentiments“. There are 11 fun sentiments and 4 Christmas stamps.
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I don’t use patterned papers as often as I should. For these two cards I found these great papers by Kaisercraft and just let the papers decide the appropriate images the add. I thought they both made a wonderful background for Tiddly Inks - WinterLight Wishes – Wryn | Digital Stamp. I often will stamp or print out numerous images and colour them at night while watching TV. In this case I used Copic markers. When I was going through my paper/card stock stash I thought the papers and image were perfect. I fussy cut out the little girl and bear and layered them on the paper. The sentiments were part of the same paper pack. I love the results.
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For my card, I used Joy to the World by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I coloured baby Jesus with Copics markers. Next I die cut him out using the matching die set. The sentiment is from the same set, hoever I stamped it in Versamark and embossed in Gold. The papers are from my stash.
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Hello everyone. I was invited to be a guest designer for the month of June by the DT team at Outlawz. You can join for free! They have a fabulous blog – full of challenges, tutorials, forum, freebies, gallery and more. I am designing for their Thursday Twist Challenges. This challenge is “open” with a added twist each week. This week’s Twist is “Masculine.” I designed two different cards for this challenge. Click on the link below to find out more about this fabulous group!
Card 1: I started with am image from Bugaboo – Gus Birthday – Old Fart. I coloured him with Copic markers. I also printed a Santa’s hat so I could convert the “Birthday” card into a “Christmas” card. I fussy cut him out and layered him on top of a black banner and patterned card stock. For the final touch I added a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called, “Merry and Bright Digital Sentiments“.
Card 2: I made a collage card using Tim Holtz’s, “Rainman die” and Stamps by Ryn, “Raindrops”. I used patterned kraft paper and popped the image up with dimensional tape. I also use distress inks to add depth. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps called, “Friend Quotes – Digital Stamp.”