Christmas card: Violin Gwen

Violin Gwen xmas wm

What:

As soon as I saw this digi stamp from Some Odd Girl I knew I had to use it to make a card for one of my other half’s nieces who plays the violin.

How:

Before I started colouring the image with Copic markers I printed it out on regular printer paper and planned out where the highlights and shadows should fall on the folds of the dress; this made it a lot easier when it came to doing the final colouring.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black card, cut a couple of pieces of patterned paper to size and mounted them flat on the card base along with a strip of glitter tape. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on foam tape.

I did think about adding some sequins or other sparkle, but then decided that a touch of restraint was in order and I liked it just the way it was.

Violin Gwen xmas close-up wm

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Hero Arts – classic Christmas borders
  • digital stamps:
    Some Odd Girl – violin Gwen
  • Copic markers:
    skin: E000, YR000, E21, R20
    eyes: B0000, B01, B02
    hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
    dress: R35, R27, R46, R59, R89
    violin: E95, E97, E99, E09, W2, W4, W6
  • inks:
    Versamark
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! – super fine – bright white
  • embellishments:
    Paperchase – glitter tape – silver
  • paper and card:
    Lawn Fawn – paper pad – pint-sized patterns – beachside
    Bazzill basics – paper pad – Nordic pines
    Papermill Direct – super smooth – white
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