Christmas card: MST3K bots

wassail wm

What:

The last Christmas card of 2015 and I finally came up with an idea for a design for my other half. He’s a big Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fan so I went in search of Christmas inspiration there. Wassail!!!

How:

Of course, there are no MST3K stamps or digis out there so I had to start from scratch: I found a decent source photo with both Crow T Robot and Tom Servo in it and traced the bots on my iPad Pro (an early Christmas present to me from my other half). I resized it and added the text on my Mac and then printed it out. If I had thought to make Tom Servo’s outline pale grey, this could even have counted as no-line colouring.

I coloured the bots with Copic markers — they turned out way better than I was expecting — and added some Distress ink snowflakes to fill out the background.

I blended some dark Distress inks around the edge of the card base and mounted the panel using foam tape.

wassail close-up wm

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
  • inks:
    Tim Holtz – Distress ink pads – blueprint sketch, black soot, tumbled glass
  • Copic markers:
    Crow T Robot – Y00, Y21, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y28, W5, W7
    Tom Servo – R32, R27, R37, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W4, W6, C00, C0, C1, C2
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – solar white
    Papermill Direct – super smooth – white
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