Merry Crittermas Cute Christmas Card

I don’t know what I like best about this little guy, but he is just too cute! I think it’s his little teeth that get me. This is a simple enough holiday card to make in bulk, with enough interest to keep me from getting bored. Each element can be prepped in advance and I can assemble them quickly if I plan ahead.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, layered with Jolly Holiday DSP. I cut Old Olive card stock with the Top Note Die in the Big Shot, and wrapped some 1 1/4″ Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (from the clearance rack) around the front.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Bright Christmas (Holiday Mini) in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I sponged some Old Olive Craft ink around the edges, sprinkled on some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and heated it to give a glittery effect without the glitter.

For the main image, I stamped this adorable little beaver from Merry Crittermas onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon ink and colored it in using SU Markers and the Aquapainter.I use this technique for easy watercoloring.

To make his teeth extra white, I used the Signo White Gel Pen. Then, I trimmed the image out and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals to a Very Vanilla 1 3/4″ Circle that I embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot. That is layered onto a Cherry Cobbler 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, dotted with the Signo White Gel Pen and Paper Piercer.

Watercolor Flowers Card {Delight in Life}

This is one of my all time favorite flower images, from Delight in Life. I experimented with watercoloring and Copic coloring on Watercolor Paper, then layered the flowers for a pop up effect. The colors are a little bright: orangey-red and purple with a splash of green, but I think I like it overall.

I kept the base neutral, using barely banana layered with whisper white and Kraft colored paper from Welcome Neighbor DSP. The flowers are attached with Stampin Dimensionals, and I added some Crystal Effects in the center to highlight. The leaves are Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, adhered with glue dots.

At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment on Watercolor Paper in Basic Gray ink. I colored in the flower with Rose Red Marker and blended with an Aquapainter, then added Crystal Effects on top for highlight. The corners of the Watercolor Paper were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch, as were the corners of the Rose Red layer underneath. Using a Pumpkin Pie marker, I colored around the edges of the Watercolor Paper and then blended toward the center with the Aquapainter to tie in the orange tones of the flower.

On either side of the sentiment, I used a small rectangle punch to make slits for the Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon. The ribbon was wrapped around the card front and the card stock was held in place with Stampin Dimensionals.

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