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Season’s Greetings with Winter Owl

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Winter Owl (Lawn Fawn)

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again today with some festive inspiration!

I promised myself this year that I would take out some of the older stamps in my stash so I could revive and get the most use out of them. I hate to think that some of the cutest stamps stay hidden away, never to see the front of a card again! This week I chose the Lawn Fawn Winter Owl

Winter Owl (Lawn Fawn)

I started out with an A6 card base of Bristol Smooth card, treating it with a powder tool before stamping the Lawn Fawn Winter Owl repeatedly in some Versamark Ink until the panel was covered. I then sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and heat set. I took out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers in festive shades of green, red and brown, colouring in the owls and pulling out the colour with my water brush. I used two markers for each colour to give some depth to the colouring.

Winter Owl (Lawn Fawn)

For the greeting, I used a sentiment from the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments set, white heat embossing onto some kraft card stock and trimming the edge into a banner. I needed some matching card strips to mount the sentiment so I coloured some scraps with the red and green markers, adhering these to the panel beneath the foam mounted sentiment strip.

A bright and festive card that revived one of my older-but-never-forgotten sets! Check out this month’s DT inspiration post for the Monthly Challenge to see an alternative colour combination using metallics.

Thanks for reading!

 

    

Crazy Croc Christmas with HeffyDoodle

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Crazy Christmas Crocs (Heffy Doodles)

I think you all know by now that my favourite set in the HeffyDoodle first release are the crazy crocs – I could make cards with these guys all day long. I made an extra background when I made the last card so I thought the green crocs would look fantastic.

I watercoloured the background with my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi paints in exactly the same way as I did for the Beary Merry Christmas card, only I left out the darker shade of purple. I then die cut this with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitches rectangle die and adhered to a white top folding A6 cardbase.

The croc is from the Happy Snappy Crocs set and I stamped the craziest pose and wine bottle with some Copic friendly MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on some ClareFontaine 210gsm DCP Paper. I chose some YG Copics to contrast with the warmer background and coloured him in. I’ve had the Santa hat lying around on my desk for a week or so (I think it’s from the MFT Beast Friends set) and it was a perfect size for the crazy croc.

Crazy Christmas Crocs (Heffy Doodles)

I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Beary Merry set on some white cardstock and found I needed some more gold to balance it all out. I don’t actually have any gold metallic cardstock (something I will definitely have to resolve for the festive season!) so I made a strip with the watercolour paints and layered the sentiment over the top. I then adhered the croc and his festive accessories on top and just had to add these crazy googly eyes to make him a little more crazy!

Some Wink of Stella and a few white gel pen touches and this card will be one I send to a crazy friend! 🙂

Stand by for more projects featuring these guys!

Beary Merry Christmas with Neat & Tangled

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Beary Merry Christmas (Neat & Tangled)

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m going all Christmassy again this week on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with this cute little bear from the Beary Merry Neat & Tangled stamp set. I bought this set last year and didn’t get much of a chance to use it so I’m glad this came together today.

I started out with a piece of watercolour cardstock and used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to create a bright and vibrant background. I used a few different layers to build up the colour, drying between each layer and then splattered on a mixture of clean water and white paint to give a snowy effect. I love these watercolours because of their vibrancy.

Whilst I let that dry, I stamped out the bear, penguin, gingerbread man and candy cane with my MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, coloured in with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Beary Merry Christmas (Neat & Tangled)

Next, I gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set on some black cardstock and adhered it to my background panel. As I was adhering the die cuts I noticed the white border around the die cut pieces was a little too harsh in comparison to the background so I took out a gold marker and coloured in the white edges. This matched the sentiment and balanced out the amount of gold on the card.

A little Wink of Stella clear glitter over the die cuts and that finishes off a cute, bright and colourful Christmas card!

 

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