It’s November! That means you probably should start thinking about your Christmas cards (yes, really, because you need to post them in time for the holidays 😉 ). If you’re lacking ideas, check out my series on holiday cards – I’m sure that will get your creative juices flowing.
I tried to keep the card clean and simple and yet add a touch of oomph to it – you’ll be the judge of whether or not I succeeded.
I found stamping on the little front panel and the card base especially difficult. I’m using Simon Says Stamp ultra heavy card stock because it doesn’t bleed through at the flip side, making it great for one layer Copic cards. But because it’s a bit thicker, you can end up with an area right next to the panel where the stamp didn’t touch down. With clear stamps, make sure to like them up well and just “fill in the blanks” as I did in the video.
You’ve already seen me use dry Rock Candy distress glitter over embossing paste before and I did it again here. It just adds that perfect subtle sparkle that gives the awesome impression of snow. I also made sure to have the “snowflakes” be on top of the tree and Santa to add the illusion of dimension.
And last but not least I got my favorite “festive” embossing powder out – WOW Black Twinkle. It just glitters so beautifully and adds the perfect touch.
By the way, if you don’t have heavy card stock that doesn’t bleed through with your Copic markers and you need to mount the entire thing on a card base, consider using a colored card stock that reflects the colors of Santa or the tree. I created a variation as well, let me know which version you like best!
I hope you enjoyed this video and card – I’d love to read your comments or have your thumbs up over at YouTube. Thank you!