Sunday, December 13, 2020

Joy to the World for Sunday Stamps

Hello friends and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week Melissa has brought us this great sketch to play with!

I'm also playing along with Festive Friday, using evergreen trees, ornaments, red and green from the Inspo List.

And also with Inkspirational Challenge, where the current word prompt is "Snow".

I think this card is one of my favorites I've made for Christmas this year and such fun to create.

Since there are no coordination dies for these stamps, I first stamped the little group of holiday singers then masked them before stamping the Christmas tree.  Using Copic markers, I first colored the trio then the tree, and finally the sky. Then I used gold metallic paint to color the tree ornaments and the star. Yes, a labor of love because it took a long time but definitely so satisfying when done.

With the coloring complete, white gouache was splattered with both a paint brush and a tooth brush to get varying sizes of snow.  I got a little carried away and had to use a Copic Multiliner to redraw the eye of the mouse as well as one of the bunny's.  When that dried it was die cut and matted with a larger die cut in white. The main image was added to the navy card base with foam tape, then the embossed sentiment was adhered to the front, also with foam tape, and that completed the card!

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!  I hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy, and have a great week ahead.  Less than two weeks until Christmas (oh, no pressure LOL!).


Stamps:  Snow Crooners and Sparkle Tree (Purple Onion Designs)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Soft Navy
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versamark
Other:  Elegant Rectangle Stax dies (MFT), Fine Detail White ep (Simon Says Stamp), White Gouache, Starry Colors Metallic paint (Gansai Tambi), Copic markers


Claire Broadwater said...

OH Stef, this is amazing! Your little scene is gorgeous!!!!I love all the little trio of friends enjoying the tree. As always, your coloring is just so fabulous! I love this sentiment and every detail in this card!!!!!!!!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, such a beautiful job coloring, turned out perfect (even the snow!)
Thank you for joining us at Festive Friday.

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely precious card! I love those sweet little images and that beautiful snowy background you created!

Cindy Beach said...

Yes, this has to be one of my favorites too. One of the sweetest of the season!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is spectacular. Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday CHallenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef this is STUNNING!! The attention to detail is amazing and it looks so good it good be printed (yet better, if that makes sense!) This is worthy of a frame!! It is definitely up there as one of your top festive creations, although I have to say the fabulous pine cones card that I received in the post this week will definitely be one of mine - and it looks just as amazing in real life as it did on your blog, so big thank you!

Annette Elliott said...

This is absolutely stunning, and needs to be framed! You are a very talented, Stef! This is a breath taking card!

Melissa Grant said...

Your perfectly colored little scene is just adorable! I had to laugh at your splatter's hard to stop once you get going, its' so fun! But again a beautiful card! Merry Christmas Stef to you and yours!

Melva Peters said...

Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

Heidi Baks said...

Absolutely fabulous layers and depth in your image! Perfect!!

Pia S said...

This is ultra cute! Great job masking, coloring and adding all that snow effect. Beautiful through and through. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.