Updated: Dec 21, 2021
Happy Holidays Digi Divas everywhere- Welcome! This is the last of 3 card tutorials I posted this Holiday Season with Baby It's Cold Outside. This is also my final card tutorial for 2021. Our intrepid Penguin Pair have their hot cocoa in hand and are sending their warmest wishes to you! Here's hoping you enjoy a mug of hot cocoa (I love those little marshmallows) and have a very Merry Christmas.
Suggested card size: 6"x6"
MATERIALS LIST FOR Baby It's Cold Outside: Copic® Markers:
#3475J Baby It's Cold Outside Digi Set C0, C1, C3
Hammermill® 100 lb. White Coverstock E50, E51
Red Solid Core Card Stock G12, G14, G16, G19
Winter Berry® Pad Cardinals N2, N4, N5, N6
Green Cardstock (2-3 shades of green) R12, R14, R17, R29
Liquid Pearls® Rouge Y00, Y13, Y15
Branch Punch (2-3 shades of green) YG03, YG05
1/4" Offray® Red Ribbon
Nesting Circle® Dies
Size the penguin couple image to 3-1/4"x2-1/4" on half page. Select a sentiment size 2-1/4"x3/4" if desired. Print on Hammermill® 100 lb. White Coverstock.
Color as desired, I used Copic® Markers for this effect I am about to share with you.
The colors I used are 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.
Once fully colored- using the 4-1/4" circle die-
center around the image and run through your Big Shot®.
Using a branch punch or die, cut multiple
pieces in varying shades of green as shown.
Using Dimensional® Glue adhere the branch pieces one at a time along the edge of the circle; one overlapping the other until you have formed a
Using Liquid Pearls® Rouge apply small droplets randomly around in the greenery of the wreath as berries.
Cut a 12"x6" rectangle of red solid core; score and fold at 6" for your Cardbase.
Cut a 5-3/4"x5-3/4" square of the
Winter Berry® Pad Cardinals.
Smudge the edges of the cardinals using VersaMagic® Hint of Pesto.
Center and adhere the cardinals to the red Cardbase with the fold on the left.
Center and adhere the wreath on the cardinals as shown.
Tie the ribbon into a bow. Using Dimensional® Glue adhere the bow into the wreath on the lower right.
OPTIONAL: Using some of the scraps...
Cut a 2-1/4"x4-3/4" green rectangle, a 2"x4-1/2" cardinals rectangle and a 1"x4-3/4" piece of gold.
I like to decorate the back of my cards too!
I hope you enjoyed this hot cocoa fueled Baby It's Cold Outside card making journey- I certainly did! I hope by now everyone has downloaded Ornaments 2021 Free Digi Set as it will will be "retired" on Christmas Day! Have a Joyous Holiday Season and Happy Crafting!
PS - We are mid-way on our December Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges. Anything goes, free to enter, badges prizes given! Looking forward to seeing you there!
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