I picked up the adorable Inkadinkado Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Stamp Set last year AFTER Christmas and I’ve been itching to use it ever since. Although I haven’t had time to pick up wreaths for the front and side doors of our home, my plan is to add these to some pine branch wreaths as embellishments. I have until this Friday when our doors need to be holiday party ready for the 3 parties we are hosting!
Because the stamps are acrylic (not photopolymer) each image needed to be stamped out 4 times to get clean crisp images. This was made possible with my Mini MISTI (which is a lifesaver for less-than perfect stamping). With the top of a bow from the Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Stamp Set, I was even able to add a Clarice to the ensemble of characters (see video for how-to details)!
I used the following Copic colors to color up all the characters:
Rudolph: Nose: R05, R24 and R27; Lighter areas: E50 and E51; Brown hide and hooves: E35, E23 and E87
Clarice: Lighter areas: E50 and E51; Brown hide and hooves: E35, E23 and E87; Polka dot red bow: R05, R24 and R27 with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Sam the Snowman: Snowman: C0, C1 and W3; Umbrella: G24 and YG63; Hat band: Y00 and Y15; Vest: G17, G29, B39 with stitching details added with dot coloring and faux stitching using a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Yukon Cornelius: Skin: E50 and E51; Ear muffs: Y15 and YR24; Hat: R05, R24 and R27; Wood handles and satchel: E23 and E37; Beard and mustache: E99 and E07; Blue coveralls: B93, B95 and B97; Hammer head: C3
Bumble the Abominable Snowman: Reds: R05, R24 and R27; Blue face and hands: B93 and B95; Yellows: Y00 and Y15; Fur: W0 and W3
Hermey the Elf: Skin: E50, E51 and R30; Hair: Y00, Y15 and YR24; Reds: R05, R24 and R27; Blues: B93, B95 and B97; and Book: E23 and E37 and C1
I fussy cut each image with my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the edge of the cut images with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker and glued them around a couple of Celebrate It acrylic mirrored word ornaments that I had picked up in some after-Christmas Michaels grab bags last year. The silver “CHEER” and gold “NOEL” mirrored words are so sparkly (although the pictures don’t seem to capture it). I used my favorite Art Glitter Glue with Fine Tip Nozzle, but I suspect the Beacon 3-in-1 Glue would work well with these nonporous word ornaments too.
The following is a video share of the tweaks I made to the stamps and the overall project description:
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These ornaments are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Party Challenge
Simon Says Tamp Wednesday Stitch It Challenge
Addicted to CAS Sparkle Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Penny Black and More CAS Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Monochromatic Christmas
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Christmas/Winter Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge