Ok it’s time for me to catch up with my pile of cards I have been wanting to blog, so be prepared for a woooosh of posts. 😉
The first card I am going to share is my most recent, featuring ‘Elvette Sitting’. This project came about as I was experimenting with the idea of spritzing background stamps with alcohol and then applying the stamp to a copic coloured background to achieve the resist look. If you would like to see the video – be sure to join the Make it Crafty facebook group to watch the video.
I began by colouring the background first and then spritzing the alcohol onto a patterned background stamp, I stamped right over the top of the image and waited a few seconds before lifting the background stamp. I found that you can use the same technique with embossing folders too!
I coloured Elvette with the following colours:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 / R32, R43
Eyes: BG01, BG05, BG07 / 0, BV23, C5 / black & brown pencil
Hair: Y11, Y19, YR24, E25
Outfit: BG0000, BG01, BG05, BG07
Striped leggings: V04, V06, RV66 / 0, C2, C3
Berries: R27, E09 / YG23, G17
Cleanup Pencils: white, black, burnt sienna, light peach, peach & venetian red
As per usual, I tend to keep my cards rather simple these days so I decided to colour the word Christmas (3.75″ in size) with the V04 & RV66 to match the image and then I added some gold specs using Heidi Swapp Gold color shine spray. I tend to not use the spray and just pull it out and flick the goo at the end of the straw. teehee
I finished off by stamping the little ‘A Happy’ sentiment from the Wplus9 ‘Hand Lettered Hello’ stamp set which turned out to be the perfect little size to pop in.
I hope I inspired you to create a cute little Christmas card featuring Elvette Sitting!