I've done a little "how to" post on the Whimsy Blog for these cards, do pop across and check it out.
I don't think I've ever made such a simple Christmas card, go me! I used the Alphabet Mini Clear Stamp Set to stamp and heat emboss the "Very Merry" on to the banner from the Slimline Bunting Borders Die Set. The mini alphabet stamps are perfect to customise a greeting.
I cut out a couple of triangles to make the trees from the gorgeous 6 x 6 Tartan Paper Pack and finished off with some tiny gold and white stars that I found in my stash.
I stamped the image out twice and coloured with copic markers. I coloured the background first with E41 and E40 markers then used G29, G46, G43 and YG03 for the branches and E41, E25, E29 for the pine cones. Because the image is already pre-shaded it makes for really easy colouring.
I inked a panel of smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany then splattered water and gold paint on to it. Once it was dry I ran it through the die cutter then adhered the stamped images behind the windows with foam tape.
I finished off with a few gold sequins and a heat embossed sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments Stamps
I made the background by inking up a panel of smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire, splattered with some water and once dry added some white paint splatters.
I die cut the trees and birds from the Forest Majesty Die Set and also a couple of snow banks. Once the trees and snow banks were adhered in place I adhered a frame that I made using the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die Set. The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies Stamp Set.
The fairy was coloured with copic markers: