Monday, January 24, 2022

Delivering Holiday Cheer

Hello everyone.  I’m popping in to share a simple holiday card inspired by some challenges.  I used another unused (NBUS) stamp illustrated by Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs (POD) called Flannel (raccoon pulling sled with gifts).


Started by die cutting a piece of Xpress It cardstock with an A2 size stitch rectangle die (retired).  Stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Copic Sketch markers.

Next, used a birch tree die (retired) to die cut a DIY stencil from acetate.  Masked off the top area and positioned the stencil over the image, then carefully and lightly blended SU! Smoky Slate dye ink through the stencil with a blender brush, fading out towards the image.  The sentiment from POD Holiday Messages was then black heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Mounted the panel onto a white card base, then added snow with a white gel pen to finish.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.






Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - U is for Unequal   (big and small gifts)
NBUS #34   (new stamp)

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Awe ... how sweet this is Trina! Great coloring ... just adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Darlene
PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Mac Mable said...

I love how you did the stencilling Trina and I love your super adorable card. Great colouring and a perfect sentiment too x.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So cute!! Love this stamp and your colouring is just perfect as always! Beautiful effect with the stencil on the back!
Hugs

Susan said...

Adorable raccoon pulling the sled of gifts! Fabulous colouring and great subtle stencilling of the trees in the background. Thanks so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Adorable image Trina and love the stenciled woodland background it makes a perfect frame ♥

Diane said...

Adorably cute and beautifully colored! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

cheiro urgia said...

You've created a wonderful winter/Christmas card, and your centerpiece is adorable. I love your colouring, and the soft shadows in the background are perfect to add depth to the CAS design. I'm sure the little guy will bring cheer to whomever will receive the presents. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

Hugs, Veronika

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! this little scene is as cute as can be! And what an amazing coloring job! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Brenda in IN said...

An adorable scene and the stenciling added so much. Great coloring and cute as can be.

Billie A said...

Beautiful. I love your work. I love the background hint and the awesome images and coloring. Stunning. So glad you shared over at Alphabet challenge.

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Trina! I love the way you've colored this little guy and the packages! The stenciling adds so much to the scene!

BożenA said...

I cannot see your colored pictures. They are so perfect and polished, Trina !! I love snow falling on your card, clear in the graphics and melting on the white of the card. As if I was looking through a telescope :-)
hugs,
BożenA

Kathy Krug said...

Great tree background and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.
Kathy
POE DT

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable image and I love how you colored it, Trina! Perfect with the stenciling behind and the added "snow" dots!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is sooo adorable, Trina! Your Copics coloring is amazing! The subtle birch tree stenciling is just the perfect background for the raccoon pulling the sled of gifts. I wish he would be coming to my house! ;-)
Hideko xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

Terrifically cute card. The birch tree background is a perfect fit for a darling winter scene like this. We are fortunate to have a small cluster of birches in our backyard and I could easily imagine a woodland critter or two pulling a sled past them as well. :)

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Linda said...

Trina, this is so adorable and colored to perfection.