Dec 14, 2015

Christmas Wreath (Craftin Desert Divas)

Hello everyone, today I want to show you another Christmas card using a digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas. I think this little cat is so adorable and I really enjoyed coloring the wreath. I started off printing the image "Christmas Wreath Kitty" on Neenah Solar White cardstock and also printed a sentiment from the digi stamps "Ornament Bear" directly below the image.

First, I masked off the image with drawing gum because I wanted to create a light blue background behind the wreath. I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and tried to blend out the ink as best as I could. After the ink was dry, I peeled away the drawing gum which unfortunately wasn't as easy as it teared the paper ever so slightly. But fortunately I was able to hide that with the coloring of the image.
I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers (cat: TN7, TN8, EB5 + FS2, FS3 + IG6, IG8, IG10 + EB2, GB8, GB10; bow: CR10, DR2, DR6; wreath: LG3, LG4, LG5, CG4, DG3 JG1). I wasn't quite sure how to color the wreath and I started out coloring it completely with my lightest green color. But I somehow didn't like it, so I tried a dot technique with the remaining green tones and I thought it turned out quite nicely. I also used a white gel pen to draw some dots on the cat's fur and a hightlight on it's nose and used Wink of Stella on the bow.

Because I printed my images with a laser printer, I wanted to foil my sentiment with red foil. I used ran the paper with some foil through my laminator which came out quite okay. I recently ordered the Mini Minc to see whether this is actually better than my laminator (it seems as if the foil isn't transfered evenly) and I have to say that it really does seem to do a better job.
To finish off my card I trimmed it down on the left and right side. I inked the sides of a piece of white card stock with VersaMark and embossed it with red glitter embossing powder by WOW. I than adhered the embossed piece to a card base and also adhered the front panel on top of it.

Craftin Desert Divas „Christmas Wreath Kitty“ -
Craftin Desert Divas „Ornament Bear“ -
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) -
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) -
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Red Glitz (WOW) - 
ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (SSS) -
ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (Scrobby) -
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel White (SSS) -
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel White (Scrobby) - 
Pebeo Drawing Gum (SSS) -
Heidi Swapp Minc Essentials Reactive Foil Red (SSS) -
Heidi Swapp Minc Essentials Reactive Foil Red (Scrobby) -

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute - I really like how you coloured the wreath with the dots - it works really well. Hurrah for your Minc Mini! Look forward to seeing you use it more :) xx