By the time I had got Birka’s address and then found the time to focus and actually write in the card I made for her, it was an embarrassingly long time after her birthday. In fact, it was getting dangerously close to Christmas.
So my brain helpfully popped up and suggested that, in that case, I should make her a Christmas card as well. (And yes, I overthink words to the extent that it is actually quicker for me to make a card than to write in it!)
And well, I’d picked up this gnome stamp set and I hadn’t used it yet and I figured that they would look good in pink. And then I thought, if I’m going to do them all in pink then black stamping lines would just be distracting so I ought to no-line colour them. I do like to make things easy for myself!
The background was a lot more straightforward — just a bit of masked ink blending and stamping.
I am so happy with how this turned out; it’s definitely one of my favourite Christmas cards I’ve made this year.
Apple Blossom – Christmas gnomes
Get Stamping magazine – just chillin
My Favorite Things – rolling hills
- Copic markers:
face – E0000, E000, E50
hair – E11, E13, E15, E17
beard – R01, R02, W0, W2
dark pink – RV34, RV17, RV19
light pink – RV23, RV13, RV14
boots – RV13, W4, W5
stars – R32
snow banks – Distress spun sugar
trees – Lawn Fawn wild rose
stars and sentiment – Lawn Fawn cranberry
Copic multiliner – sepia – 0.1
Wink of Stella – clear
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer