As I mentioned in my prior post, I have a large holiday wreath project that I am working on, and I have decided to bring you all along for the creative process and post a series of mini blog posts/YouTube videos. As each one of these pieces in the series could be used to create a holiday gift tag, ornament, embellishment or card, you can easily adapt any of these for your own needs.
For the 3rd and 4th parts of the wreath, I used the other two adorable dogs from the MFT Happy Pawlidays stamp set (one of my all time favorite holiday stamp sets) and Copic colored them using the following colors (featuring my favorite Christmas color combination – red, white and aqua):
Snoopy-look-alike: N0, N1, N7 and N9
Yellow lab: Y13, Y15, Y26, Y28, E57
Floors: W3 and W5
Hat, stocking, bell, collar and lights: E11, Y17, BG11, BG13, BG15, R35, R37 and R39
I added a high shine detail with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, a deep black shine for the puppies’ eyes and noses with aSakura Black Glaze Pen, and a shimmery sparkle on the stocking and holiday lights with a Clear Wink of Stella Pen. I also stamped out the stocking that the Snoopy-look-alike pup is holding again, colored it, and fussy cut it out to it pop up for a little added interest and dimension. For the yellow lab, I added DecoArt Snow Writer to add texture to the faux fur of the Santa hat.
I die cut the images using the 11th largest circle die from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set. Then to create frames for the pieces, I used beautiful sparkly shimmer red card stock and the 9th and 11th largest circles from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set — I cut each frame out twice and stacked them to add dimension and sturdiness.
CLICK on the image below to watch the process video:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
These tags are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Warm Winter Wishes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
ABC Christmas: Y – Fave things DOGS + Z – Zero Embellishments Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Cute Christmas Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
Penny Black and More Traditional Christmas Colors Challenge
Stamping Sensations Winter Sparkle Challenge