Sizing and Printing
I started by sizing the image to fit the largest circle die from Mama Elephant’s Stacked Circle dies. This die set has a large scallop shape and various stitched circle dies. I’ve had this die for a while and thought it would be perfect for the card design I had in mind! I printed the image twice, once on Neenah Solar White cardstock and again on masking paper.
Ink Blending the Background
I arranged the circle die around the image and ran everything through my die-cutting machine. Then, I fussy cut the image out of the masking paper. I covered the image on the circle and blended Distress Oxide ink over it to create a background. I used Blueprint Sketch towards the top, Peacock feathers in the middle, and Tumbled Glass towards the bottom. Then, I splattered white acrylic paint over the background to create snow.
Coloring the Image
I removed the masking paper and started coloring the image with the following Copic markers:
Snowman: B0000, R20, R00, YR04, YR01
Hat/Scarf: RV17, RV14, RV13
Bird: BG13, BG11, BG10, Y13
Bunny: W3, W1, W0, W00
Adding the Sentiment
I stamped a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Signs stamp set to the side of the image with versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder over the stamped sentiment and heat-set it.
Creating the Card Base and Finishing Card
I wanted the card to have some dimension, so I put foam tape on the back of the finished panel. Then, I placed the scalloped-shaped die over white card stock and ran everything through my die-cutting machine. I repeated this process on thicker cardstock, scored a line about 1/4″ from the side, and glued this edge to the other scalloped piece to create a card base. Next, I adhered the card panel on top. I finished the card by adding some Pretty Pink Posh Starry Sky Mix jewels.
There is still time to make some holiday cards, and I hope this project inspired you if you are looking for ideas! Rachelle Anne Miller has beautiful digital stamps that are perfect for holiday cards, so check out her website for more images! Here is another holiday card I made using another Rachelle Anne Miller digital stamp. You can also visit my Instagram for more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by! – Mona