OMW I really did not think I was going to get a card done for this week’s Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge but luckily had had this adorable image all coloured up so just had to pull some papers out to match (I always work the other way and make my card up first then colour the image to match the papers but this time as luck would have it everything worked first try). So this week our challenge is Santa Claus is coming to town, another perfect excuse to get another Christmas card done and checked off your lists!
I got a couple of new border dies in the mail on Saturday from Crafty Sentiments and of course I had to use it right away, isn’t it just gorgeous (so is the price!) They are officially released for sale on 30th October but are on Pre-Order now for those that can’t wait, like me
The image was coloured with copics, and I even had the colours written on a post it note attached to the back, woooo get me …. organised or what lol
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Beard: C1, C0
Reds: E19, R29, R24, R22 and Tuscan Red pencil
Black: C7, C5, C3 and Black pencil
Browns: E57, E55, E53, E40 and Dark Umber pencil
Greens: YG99, YG93, E81
Shading: BG000, E40, BG0000
I even managed to decorate the inside following the layout on the front of the card, and now that I have actually got space for my sewing machine even that got put to use
The lace started off life white, but I spritzed it with a mixture of Tea Dye and Walnut Stain to give it a vintagey look to match the papers.
Stamps: Father Christmas stamp – Lili of the Valley, sentiment from a Jayne Nestorenko set
Papers: Pion Design - Dies to Die For
Dies: Fancy Hearts Border Die – Crafty Sentiments, Frilly Square 6 – Go Kreate
Embellishments: All Wild Orchid Crafts – 35mm Trellis Rose, 20mm Rose, carnation, 15mm rose, holly leaves, seam binding, lace, metal corner
Phew that was a post and a half lol. Hope you all have a fabulous week. And before I sign off I did not manage to get a video done on the weekend for today, but I will have one done sometime this week.
I have popped this card in my Etsy shop