Hey, friends. It’s Mitsyana Wright from the Up On Tippy Toes Blog here with you and I’m taking over Dana’s blog to share in the fun of Dana’s Got Joy Creations Holiday Series for 2019. Make sure you are following this series for amazing holiday inspiration, giveaways, discount codes and don’t forget to leave a comment below to qualify all the giveaways. There will also be tutorials and cards shared by Dana as well and she will have a few surprises to share with you!
For some reason, whenever I imagine a snow-covered town with rolling hills, I think of white polar bears drinking bottles of cola. It makes me nostalgic for old Christmas commercials… You know which ones I’m talking about!! So today, I created this adorable winter scene card, in honor of those happy memories.
- Beary Christmas Stamp Set (Makers Movement)
- Beary Christmas Die Set (Makers Movement)
- Big Shot (Sizzix)
- 110 lb White Cardstock (Recollections)
- Light Blue Cardstock- Starmist (Bazzill)
- VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean (Ranger Ink)
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch (Ranger Ink)
- Mega Runner (Xyron)
- X 150 Sticker Maker (Xyron)
- Life Changing Blender Brushes (Picket Fence Studios)
- 140 lb Mixed Media Paper
- Watercolor Pencils (Derwent Academy)
- Water Soluble Markers (Derwent Academy)
- White Gel Pen (Sakura)
- MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
- Cutterbee Scissors (EK Success)
- #2 Pencil
Using a MISTI, I stamped the images from the Beary Christmas Stamp Set onto mixed media paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I colored the images using a combination of Derwent Academy Watercolor pencils and Water Soluble Markers. Then, I used a Big Shot and the matching Beary Christmas Die Set to die cut my bears, trees, and houses out.
Then I added tiny white details, such as polka dots and stripes, using a White Gel Pen onto the scarves and presents.
For the snowy village background, I started with a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Bazzill Starmist Canvas Textured Cardstock. I used the largest brush of my Life Changing Blender Brushes to ink on Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks.
I sketched out snowy hills onto plain white cardstock. Each hill is approximately 5″ long but varies between 1″ to 1.5″ high and tapers down to .25″. Then I hand-cut each hill out with scissors.
I ran my tiny house and tree die-cuts through my Xyron X 150 Sticker Maker and attached them onto my snowy hills.
Then, I placed my card front back into my MIST and stamped my sentiment across the top center of the card using more VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.
I tucked the tiny Christmas presents into the polar bears’ arms and attached them onto the card. Then, I added foam adhesive tape to the back of the polar bears and mounted them. I attached this entire winter scene onto a standard A2 card (4.25” x 5.5”-folded) made from white cardstock.
And here is my finished card…
I hope you enjoyed my card for today!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more Holiday Inspiration!! 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 here today. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you to create holiday cards for your family and friends this year. Follow along on her YouTube Channel and make sure you leave comments on each designer’s posts or videos for chances to win. I hope you all have a very Merry (and Crafty) Christmas!!