Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dear Santa,

Good morning everyone! It's Cassie here, and I feel like it has been forever since I have posted a card, which is silly since I was just here last week. Thanksgiving and the long weekend were both amazing, and I hope yours was as well. I'm here with a bit of a different holiday card t share with you.
I made this cute and non-traditional colored card for the cutest new addition to our extended family. First Christmas's are so exciting, and having another little cousin has given me a new look on card making. For this card I stamped the dump truck from the Under Construction stamp set on some Neenah Solar White paper. Then I took a pencil and drew in a string of lights on the top of the truck. I love the idea of going through my MOS stamps and picking images that could be presents you'd find wrapped up at the holidays, and this truck would be perfect for that! I used a Copic Multiliner to draw in the lights and string, because I knew I wanted to color the image in with my Copics. Once I had colored it in I fussy cut the image out.
I stamped the present from Dear Santa all over the bottom half of a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with a waterproof black ink. Then I took my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and colored them in to match the truck and lights. It's a very different color combo-especially for a holiday card, but I think it works. I splattered white paint over the top of the presents and set the piece aside to dry. Once it was dry I attached it to the bottom of my card base.
I took another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and cut it down to fit the card base. I die cut a stitched scalloped edge on the bottom so my presents would show and stamped it with the "dear santa," sentiment from the Dear Santa set. I attached it to the top of the card base. My last step was to die cut a stitched circle to highlight the truck. I scribbled a blue Zig marker on it and evened it out with some water. Once it was dry I attached it above the sentiment with some foam tape and did the same with the truck. I added a little sparkle to the lights with my Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, and the card was finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card, and I'll see you again soon with another one!

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