I didn’t get around to crafting more than a dozen Christmas cards this year, but I thought I could try to make up for a few I was lacking by crafting a couple of quick but fun New Years cards.
I used the Art Impressions Hampton Art snowman stamp and die set that I picked up a couple of years ago but had failed to use until now. The snowman and snowwoman (I made one more feminine by drawing in lashes with a 0.1 pt Copic Multiliner Pen) were pretty simple to color up, and with the cutting die that fit both images, they were really easy to prep. i used the following Copic markers to simply color them up in one of my favorite holiday color combinations (aqua, red, and white (grey)):
Noses (as if they were carrots) and stars on scarf: Y38 and YR04
Blush: R30, softened with 0 colorless blender
Aqua: BG10, BG32 and BG13
Red: R22, R24 and R29
White (grey): C00, C1 and C3
For the background, I wanted to create a sky with falling snow and a foreground with layers of snowy hillsides. I used one of my most used dies for the layers of snow, the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die. To add texture and sparkle, the middle layer was cut from silver fine glitter cardstock and the first and third layers were from plain white cardstock. The sky was made by blending on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Blueprint Sketch, and splattering white acrylic paint with an old toothbrush for a snowy effect.
To make this a new years card, rather than a holiday card, I used a white paint Sharpie marker to write “2022” and used glitter glue to add sparkle or added shadowing with an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie marker in navy. For the inside card liner, I used another favorite sentiments stamp set, the Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings to add a “happy new year” sentiment.
To add a classic festive look, I matted the card front onto more fine glitter silver cardstock before putting the whole thing on a shiny red cardstock card base. I also added shine to the candy cane and noses with Ranger Glossy Accents and sparkle to the snow people’s clothes with glitter glue. Lastly, to inject some added fun, I put the snow people up on InkyStamper Wobbles (I’ve made these by hand with wire wrapped around a pencil, but I have to say, using ready-made ones are much easier).
Please CLICK on the photo below to watch the process video of how to craft this card:
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These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Merry and Bright Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge