Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. It’s been hectic around here so with that in mind, I thought this week’s live project should include some coloring time; my favorite de-stresser! Were you able to watch the Facebook Live? If not, you can catch the replay on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, I would love it if you gave my video a thumbs up and if you aren’t a subscriber yet, I would love it if you subscribed.
This week I chose the new Delivering Cheer stamp set. I really love the versatility of the set as you can create the image any way you want. I chose to go with a Christmas theme for today’s card.
Here are the measurements for today’s card:
- Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Sweet Stockings DSP cut at 2″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic Black cardstock cut at 3″ x 5″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Basic White cardstock cut at 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside and 3/4″ x 3″ for the sentiment
I started today’s card with a Thick Basic White card base. I cut a strip of the Black Glitter ribbon and attached it to the piece of DSP and then both to the left of the card front. Next, I found a scrap of Basic White cardstock and stamped the bottom half of the girl in Tuxedo Black ink. I then stamped the top half with the tree. Tip: line up the edge of the arms on top of the coat folds. For the sentiment, I stamped it in Tuxedo Black ink and then flagged the ends with the Pick a Banner punch. I added one dimensional to the side that sits on the DSP and a little adhesive on the other side so that it all sit flush on the card front. I then started coloring. I colored her coat with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends, our version of alcohol markers. The mittens are colored with the Light Smoky Slate and what I assume is the cuff of her sweater, in Light Soft Succulent Blends. I colored her legs with the Ivory Blends marker and then the ground with the Light Crumb Cake makrer. For the tree, I started with the Light Evening Evergreen marker. I like that the tree image is just lines, not a solid image. After I filled in the tree with the light marker, I brought in the Dark Evening Evergreen marker and added some dimension by highlighting some of the branches. I then glued the layer to the black layer and added it to the card front with dimensionals. I added some of the new Matte Decorative Dots on the tree to look like a string of lights that aren’t plugged in yet. I added my faux bow of ribbon next so I knew right where to place it. I love using this ribbon technique as I think you have more control of the placement for the bow.
For the inside, I chose a sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black ink on the Basic White and then layered it to the Basic Black piece. I then attached them both to the inside of the card.
And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I added some of that beautiful DSP to the flap so that it all coordinates.
So what do you think? There are times you just need to keep it simple. I really enjoyed coloring the image too. If this is something you would like to add to your stash, just head over here to my online store. When you shop using Host Code 3AMWFRPS place an order of $50.00 or more, not only will you get to choose an item for FREE! from the Sale-a-bration Catalog, but I’ll send you a class packet of 3 pre-cut card projects that we are creating at our Stampin’ Bingo tomorrow night. We are using this stamp set, the Nuts about Squirrels and the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle. You’ll even get the envelopes. If you don’t have any of these stamp sets, you can just use what you have on hand.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great Thursday!