Dec 3, 2015
Grumpy Christmas (Craftin Desert Divas)
I printed the image on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers (fur: TN7, TN8, EB5; nose: EB2, GB8, GB10; ears: FS2, FS3; boots: JG1, JG2, JG6; belt: IG6, IG8, IG10 + gold gel pen; hat/coat: CR10, DR2, DR6). For the white and fluffy parts of the hat and coat I used white flock (which was actually for nail design but I thought it would be amazing for Christmas images). I just covered the areas with glue, sprinkled the flock on top, and press down so enough flock would stick to the adhesive.
I wanted to create a distress background and used tumbled glass, salty ocean, and chipped saphire. To create a snow drift, I used some scrap paper and adhered it to my mixed media paper with some non-permanent adhesive. Using my ink blending tool I tried to blend the colors from dark to light as best as I could. After the ink was dry, I used my snow stencil (check the download section if you'd like to download it) and placed it over the distress background and applied self-made embossing paste.
After the embossing paste was dry I cut the panel into place. I cut it a bit smaller than my cardbase on which I adhered another dark blue panel. I used the drawing function of my Scan'N'Cut to write the sentiment "Merry Christmas" in dark blue on white paper. I cut the sentiment strip into place, adhered it to a slightly larger piece of cardstock (the same color as the cardbase panel) and adhered everthing at the top of the card. To finish off my card, I also adhered the grumpy bear in the center of the card using foam squares to give him a bit of dimension.
Craftin Desert Divas „Grumpy Christmas“ - http://goo.gl/xkqXWE
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/kX5flN
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) - http://goo.gl/AzQ8Zn
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - http://goo.gl/lPWRsf
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock "Blue Violet" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/N3vtLT
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel Gold (SSS) - http://goo.gl/4Tggnz
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel Gold (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/s9PECc
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/8rPDRN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/xcFAsM
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Salty Ocean" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pByM9l
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Salty Ocean" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/xANuQJ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Chipped Saphire" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/iKGQ3G
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Chipped Saphire" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/a2npG2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EdTAV2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/btnZ75
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) - http://goo.gl/HlY8JX
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/l9EkXc
3D Foam Squares (SSS) - http://goo.gl/v4K8BJ