I think this must be the earliest I’ve made a Christmas card. Most get made in November or December, some a little earlier than that. I have been known to participate in Christmas in July before, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve made a Christmas card in January.
I wasn’t actually planning on making a finished Christmas card either. I just wanted to do a bit of something and the simplest thing was to grab my Copic markers and a printed digi stamp from the pile; I picked a few digis, then settled on colouring this bunny. This image comes from a set of three, one of which I coloured for Christmas 2021. The third one has a bunny carrying a present and I’m sure that one will get used as well.
After doing my usual Copic colouring, I added some shading and a hint of fur texture with coloured pencils. The large flakes of snow in the background looked clumsy outlined in black so I went over them with a white gel pen. Once I’d cut the finished piece down to size, I covered the outside of the circle with clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
- bunny – W8, W6, W4, W2, W00, E04
- scarf – G07, YG09, BV00, BV0000
- postbox – R29, R27, R35, E49
- envelope – E30, YR30
- sky – B93
- snow – BV000, BV0000, B0000, 0
- digital stamps:
Lili of the Valley – noel bunny trio
Derwent lightfast pencils
Uni-ball Signo UM-153 white
Wink of Stella – clear
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable ruby ritz 350gsm