Happy Holidays!

Hello!

Mimi is today’s highlight.  I thought I’d use another Inchie Arts ATC to highlight my image.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Winter Fun (30-189); Hello Winter (30-141) Stencil: Confetti (Heidi Swapp) Color Medium: Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger); Gold Wink of Stella pen (Zing); Clear Wink of Stella pen (Zing) Other: Inchie Arts 2.5x3.5" ATC

SUPPLIES Stamps Winter Fun (30-189); Beauty of the Season (30-254); Hello Winter (30-141)  Stencil: Confetti (Heidi Swapp) Color : Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger); Gold Wink of Stella pen (Zing); Clear Wink of Stella pen (Zing) Other: Inchie Arts 2.5×3.5″ ATC; White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder (Ranger)

This cute Mimi image is from the clear set Winter Fun (30-189).  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic Markers.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the star topper.  The image was fussy cut and set aside.

I used a cream Inchie Arts 2.5×3.5″ ATC as my background for Mimi.  I colored the ATC with Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.  I wanted to create a starry night and decided to add stars using my Confetti stencil and white embossing paste.  I then colored my stars with a gold Wink of Stella pen.

Like my last post, I wanted to create a snowbank for Mimi.  I partially stamped the image again on white card stock and created my snowbank with the stamp markings where she would be standing and the tree.  I attached that to my ATC and then attached Mimi with dimesional foam.

I decided that my card base was too plain for Mimi.  I wanted to still keep it white and decided I would add clear stars for dimension.   I randomly stamped the small solid star from Hello Winter (30-141) with Versamark ink and embossed them with clear iridiscent sparkle embossing powder.  I then stamped a sentiment from Beauty of the Season (30-254) and then adhered my ATC to the card.

And, yes, if you noticed, I made a boo-boo on Mimi’s face – accidentally got blue ink.  I couldn’t really hide it but tried to make it fade with my Copic blending marker.  It was my second attempt coloring her and she still, to me, looked great.  So there she is!

Until next time!

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Let It Snow

Hi there!

My next card is simple with one of favorite Penny Black images – Hedgie.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Let It Snow (30-086); Winter Play (30-265) Color Mediums: Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Preserves; Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Peacock Feathers Distress Inks; Koi Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Inchie Arts 2.5 x 3.5" White ATC; White Liquid Applique Pen (Marvy Uchida)

SUPPLIES Stamps Let It Snow (30-086); Winter Play (30-265) Color Mediums: Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Preserves; Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Peacock Feathers Distress Inks; Koi Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Inchie Arts 2.5 x 3.5″ White ATC; White Liquid Applique Pen (Marvy Uchida)

I thought I’d use an Inchie Art ATC to showcase this little hedgie from the clear set Winter Play (30-265).  I added dabs of blues and purples  from my Koi Field Sketch Watercolor set.  I heavily colored the ATC and just let the watercolor run until it covered the entire rectangle.  I then let the ATC completely dry.  I thought the ATC needed a little more color depth but I didn’t want to add more water.  I decided just to use Distress Inks to deepen the color.

I then stamped my hedgie and colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils.  I then fussy cut the image and set it aside.  I decided to create snowbanks.  This hedgie image included snowballs on the ground and I wanted to include them as well on my card.  I stamped the image again and cut around it to create the first part of my snowbank.  I then cut another snowback to create dimension.  Both were added to the ATC along with the hedgie image.

To complete the card I adhered the ATC to my card base.  I used a white Liquid Applique pen to add dots of snow.  Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from the clear set Let It Snow (30-086).