Good morning, Amy Young here with you and today I’m taking over Dana’s blog to share in the fun of Dana’s Got Joy Creations Holiday Series for 2019. You’ll want to be sure you follow this series over the next few weeks for amazing holiday inspiration from all of the talented card artists Dana has invited to join.
As a card maker nothing brings me more joy than using my stamps and Copic markers to create scenes no matter the season. Though I will admit that winter scenes can be some of the most fun scenes to do. I love for each of my cards to tell a story and holiday stories are always guaranteed to bring a smile.
For my card today I chose a mix of old and new stamps from Purple Onion Designs to tell the story of little Red, the lumberjack beaver, and his robin pal, Silver, going in search of the perfect Christmas tree. On many of my cards I enjoy the challenge of coloring in backgrounds from scratch but when awesome background stamps like the new Winter Trail are available it makes the whole process quicker and easier, who doesn’t love that?
So I stamped the bundled up critters first, masked them both off using removable post it tape, then stamped the large background right over top of them. Once the tape it peeled away they now look like they are residing within the scene. To complete my vision of these cute holiday revelers I still ended up free handing in the felled Christmas tree but I think it fits in pretty seamlessly with the rest of the stamped images. All Redand Silver have to do now is figure out how to get that darn tree back up the hill, LOL!
Ok, so the GJC Holiday Card Series runs from November 17 to December 14. Each day Dana will have a Guest Designer right here on the blog sharing their holiday card ideas just like I did today. Hopefully you will find something to inspire you to create holiday cards for your family and friends this year. Follow along on Dana’s YouTube Channel and make sure you leave comments on each designer’s posts or videos for chances to win. Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a very merry holiday!