Welcome Digi Divas everywhere- Come On In! This is the second of three card making tutorials using this cute New Digi Set- Baby it's COLD outside. Our cute penguin couple have their hot cocoa and each other to brave the elements! This card would make a fun holiday greeting for your special someone! Grab your cup of hot cocoa and come along with me while I show you how to craft this whimsical holiday card.
Suggested card size: 5"x7"
#3475J Baby It's Cold Outside Digi Set COPIC® MARKERS:
Hammermill® 100lb. White Coverstock B00, B02
Blue Snowflake® Cardstock C0, C1, C3
Stitched Oval Snowflake® Frame Die E50, E51, E53, E77
1/4" Blue Satin Offray® Ribbon G12, G14, G16, G17, G19
VersaMagic® Aegean Blue N3, N5, N6, N7
65 each 2mm Baby Blue Rhinestones R12, R14, R17, R29, R39
4 each 10 mm Teal Rhinestones Y02, Y13, Y15
Dimensional® Glue YG03, YG07
91% Alcohol Copic® Multiliner 0.5 Black
Sweater Swatch (Cotton is best)
Cut a 5"x7" of the Snowflake cardstock.
Use a 5"x7" Cardbase.
Smudge the edges of the Snowflake® cardstock using VersaMagic® Aegean Blue. Set to the side.
Size the penguin couple image to 3-3/4"x2-1/2" on half page. Sentiment size 1-1/4"x1" and varying sized snowflakes scattered around as shown.
Color as desired, for this effect Copic® Markers. The list is listed above. Color the knit items as shown. (Only the knit items at first)
Using 91% Alcohol, moisten the sweater swatch.
(Not wet, damp... If wet the ink will leach out) Cover the image with the swatch, cover with palm of your hand and press. Count to 10.
The knit pattern should show on the knit items. Finish coloring the image as desired. You can also shadow the the knits once these items are dry.
I decided to draw in an iceberg for them to stand on using a Copic® MultiLiner 0.5 Black.
Colored using B00 & B02 as shown.
Use an Xacto® knife and cut around the hat ball. Center the colored image as desired in the Stitched Oval Snowflake® Frame Die, place the hat ball on the back side and run through your Big Shot®.
Cut (2) 7" pieces of the 1/4" Blue ribbon. Using 1/4" Tear-ific® Tape apply to the back of one of the pieces of ribbon. Adhere to the left of the Cardbase about 1" from the left.
Wrap the raw edges of the ribbon to the back of the Snowflake Cardstock as shown.
Adhere the Snowflake background to the Cardbase using Tear-ific® Tape. Adhere the image to the Snowflake Cardstock to the right of the ribbon as shown.
Using Dimensional® Glue adhere the bow your tied with the 2nd piece of 1/4" Blue Ribbon.
Using Dimensional® Glue I adhered (65) each 2mm Baby Blue Rhinestones on various parts of the Snowflake Oval® Frame.
Adhere (4) each 10mm Teal Rhinestones in the Snowflakes with the larger hole in the center as shown.
OPTIONAL: To reinforce the small parts of the Snowflakes the extend past the card base, I turn the card over and apply a small amount of Dimensional® Glue and let dry.
This helps during mailing.
Wasn't that a FUN card? I hope you enjoyed taking this Holiday Crafting Journey with me. Depending on where you live, I'm sure you can identify with Baby It's Cold Outside! Wishing you and yours
A Joyous Holiday Season and Happy Crafting!
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