Hi there! Today I was super inspired to pull out some watercoloring and coloring products that I haven’t used in a while and combine them with some awesome Hero Arts stamps and dies to create some fun and easy Christmas cards. The video will show how to create two different cards using similar products, but different looks to both of them with a variety of coloring.
On both of the cards I used the Animal Blessings stamp and die set as well as a fun Confetti Cover Plate die for the backgrounds. I think the products are awesome because they are very versatile and can be used all year long rather than just Christmas! 🙂
MANGER SCENE CARD
For this card, I started by watercoloring the dark night sky background using Gansai Tambi watercolors to get a smooth blend with very rich and vibrant colors. The watercolors are very easy to use and the video shows how I blended them together in more detail. Then, I die cut the background using the cover plate die to make it look like snow!
I sponged on some white ink using finger daubers to add a bit of lighter color and texture in the background. Next, to create the scene I stamped all of the images out and colored the in simply using a couple different shades of Copic Sketch Markers. Because all of the animals are very neutral colors, I recommend varying the shades you use and how much color you layer to give some variety.
I heat embossed a sentiment and added it all together on the front of a card base. Finally, I added some Glossy Accents and Wink Of Stella to give the card some texture and detail and tie the whole thing together.
MOUSE PULLING CAMEL CARD
For this card, I started by swiping some Simon Says Stamp ink pads across some cardstock to create the night sky background and die cut it using the cover plate die.
Then, I stamped down my images using waterproof black ink on bristol cardstock. I colored the images in using varying shades of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The bristol cardstock is very necessary to get awesome blending effects with these markers because the coating on the paper gives just enough time to blend the markers out.
Finally, I heat embossed a sentiment on some vellum and added the whole card together onto a card base!