It’s that time of year…..

Yes, it is that time of year where one should begin to make Christmas cards…..so, I have started! This past weekend I got my mojo back in making a few cards using my Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. They are so adorable!

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I just love these little deer. I colored the background using Copic ink directly from the refill bottles my painting it on, first with a brush and then adding droplets of the ink directly onto the surface.

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I like how it turned out.

On the second card, I used the penguins from the same stamp set (Toboggan Together). I used the mirror stamping technique for the second penguin. I had trouble getting a decent image but then found help on a tutorial from Paper Smooches on the need to condition the transfer stamp before doing the mirror image. It helped immensely and saved me from tearing my hair out! I also added Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Mountains border to add a bit of interest. The background was done in the same way but I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist and Perfect Pearls Mists to give some shimmer to the sky.

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I was going to frame it to hide that wee bit of white at the top but decided against it as it would not have covered it anyway and it would have covered too much of the scene.

Now to look through my stash and make more so I will, at least this year, be able to send out the cards on time. LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao

signatuare

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.challenge-188.

http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.challenge-10-christmas-animals

http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monthly-link-up-27/

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.challenge-263-holiday

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.ae/2017/10/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-304-305

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.ag

 

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