Dec 3, 2015

Grumpy Christmas (Craftin Desert Divas)

Hello everybody, today I am sharing with you my first project for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Design Team (wow, that's a long phrase). For my card I used the Grumpy Christmas digi stamp from Craftin Desert Divas. I think the grumpy looking bear is just adorable.
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“ -
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) -
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - 
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock "Blue Violet" (SSS) -
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel Gold (SSS) -
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel Gold (Scrobby) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - 
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Salty Ocean" (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Salty Ocean" (Scrobby) - 
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Chipped Saphire" (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Chipped Saphire" (Scrobby) -
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) -
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) -
3D Foam Squares (SSS) -

1 comment:

  1. Cute!!! I love the use of the flock on it - that really works well. Fab start to your design team duties :) xx