Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Joy

Hello, Crafty Friends!! Christmas is almost here!! Can you believe that just in a few short weeks it will be Christmas day?! How Crazy is that?!

Today, I have a very merry Christmas card. It is bright, cheery, & very whimsical!

Supplies Used
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pierced Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders)
Pierced Traditional Tag Stax Dies (My Favorite Things)
Stitched Greetings Dies (Pink and Main)
 Starry Night Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
3" Sticker Maker (Xyron)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Red Linen Paper
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Assorted Ribbon
White Pen (Sakura)
Glitter Pen (Sakura)

First, I stamped my image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I colored in my image in using Spectrum Noir Markers.

I used the following colors...

Eyes: GT2 &GT3
Hair: GB7, GB9, EB4, & TN9
Skin: FS5, FS7, & FS9
Har & Clothes: CR9, DR4, DR6, & DR7
Green Box & Polka Dots: CG3 & CG4
Pink Ribbon: CR6 & PP4
Boots: IG4 & IG6

I also highlighted different areas using a white gel pen.

Then I trimmed my image using my Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles dies.

I cut a tag shaped backer using my MFT tag die.

I used my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to adhere my image onto my tag. Then, Stapled an assortment of coordinating ribbon onto the top of the tag.

 I used my double fishtail die from my Stitched Greetings die set to cut white cardstock.

 I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere and mat onto green cardstock and cut out a border around it by hand. Then I repeated those steps to make another mat of red cardstock.

I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the word "Joy to the center. Then I used Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink to stamp a snowflake on both sides of my word.  

I used Diamond Glaze to glue my little banner onto my ribbon.

I embossed a 3.75"x5" piece of bright green cardstock with Sizzix's Starry Night embossing folder. 

I mounted my tag onto it and attached my ribboned tag to the bottom of my tag. I wrapped the ends of the ribbon around the back and fasten with more adhesive.

 I used my Mega Runner to attach this panel onto a 4"x5.25" of white cardstock. 

Then, attached everything onto an A2 (4.25"x 5.5") sized card base.

For the finishing touch, I added glittered enamel dots to my background.

And, here is my finished card...

Closer View

Hope you all enjoyed today's project and the holiday season!!

Until next time...