Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
TGIF! It's never too early to start those Christmas cards! I figured I best start working on them, as the holiday season will be here before we know it. Don't forget to check below for details, on how you could WIN some cute High Hopes Stamps of your very own!!!
This is Chillin' Charlie Christmas Cow (TT049) and You & Your Herd sentiment (HH035). I think this will make for a perfect Christmas card for my dad. He is in midst of building a new dairy barn and since I come from a large family...the sentiment works in more ways than one! LOL!
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image and sentiment (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it. To colour the main image, Tombow Markers and water were used. After the colouring was finished and dry, glossy accents were applied on the holly berries and leaves and on the cow's horns. Some Star Dust Stickles were applied on the fur and pompom of the hat for some added glitter.
For the card base and image layer, I decided on a piece of SU Real Red cardstock. The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Merry & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad. The frame behind the main image was die cut using a Spellbinders die called Holiday. The sentiment was heat embossed using black embossing powder than popped up with foam tape for some added dimension. To complete this card, a mini Jingle Bell was glued over top of the cow's bell. It's so fun to hear it jingle when the card is moved.
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 990, 992, 942, 847, 856, N25, N35, N75, N95, 723 and 761; Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder; SU Real Red Ink Pad for sponging oval sentiment edges.
Paper - Bo Bunny-Merry & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Real Red & White Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
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Here is this month's sketch
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