November 29, 2016
My mother in law loved her house warming card so much that she asked if I would make her holiday cards this year. I based the design on the orginal card. I did try to simplify things where I could as I was making 36 of them.
Size: Horizontal side fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started by creating all 36 card bases. I used 3 shades of blue paper and basically cleaned my stash out of all blue cardstock. On each card base, I stamped the snowy backdrop in Yeti White Pigment ink.
While those were drying, I die cut each snow hill. I used the Speech Bubble Border die and trimmed off the little triangle. Next, I added the stamping to the snow hills. I started with the blue tree. Then sentiment was stamped all at one time. Then, I added the penguin and igloo. The ornaments were last. I added the color to the ornaments with Memento Dew Drop inks and the solid stamps.
Using my water color pencils I added color to the stamped images. The pencils made it really easy. I created an assembly line; color everything that needed to be blue on all 36 panels, use a water brush to blend out the blue areas on all 36 panels, then move on to the next color. By the time I had finished the last panel, the first panel was day and I could add the next color. Once all the coloring was done and dry, I added the snow hills to the card bases.
I added a white panel to the inside of the card as well with a Christmas message and room for a short note. I cut each panel out with a stitched rectangle and just added the stamping.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool
Hero Arts’ Joy & Love
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border and Small Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Versa Fine
Lawn Fawn White Yeti Pigment Ink
Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, and Cottage Ivy
Hope you enjoyed the card