For today’s card, I’m featuring a fun new layering set from Concord & 9th called Winter Wear. I love how you can mix and match all the elements to create a variety of looks for these girls. For my card today, I opted to go with the girl with braided hair.
I started by stamping the various elements from the Winter Wear stamp set using Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn. I chose that ink because it works well with Copic markers which is the medium I planned to use to color the image. Since each of the elements were separate images, I used the Mini MISTI to stamp everything to help ensure I lined everything up correctly.
After allowing the ink to dry for a bit (this helps reduce the risk of smearing), I colored my image. Here are the Copic markers I used:
- Pinks in the hat and scarf: R30, R32, R32
- Greens in the hat and scarf: YG61, YG63, YG67
- Pompom on the hat: C00, C2
- Skin: E50, E21, E31, BV20
- Blush on cheeks: R30, R32
- Hair: Y21, YR14, E99
After I finished coloring the image, I cut her out using the PixScan mat on my Portrait 2, both from Silhouette, leaving a small white border around the image. To create a background for her, I used the largest die from the Mini Stitched Scallop Rectangles from My Favorite Things to die but a piece of Powder Pink card stock from Stampin’ Up. I also cut a piece of light gray plaid paper from the Perfectly Plaid Winter Petite Paper Pack (retired) from Lawn Fawn to 2.75 x 4″ which I adhered to the center of the Powder Pink die cut.
I created a top-folding A2 card base using a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock from Stampin’ Up. I adhered the die cut panel to the card base using liquid glue. I then adhered my fussy cut girl image to the center of the die cut panel using foam squares.
For the sentiment, I stamped one of the greetings from the Holiday Messages stamp set by Mama Elephant on a scrap piece of the Powder Pink cardstock using VersaMark ink. I added some white embossing powder then melted it using my heat tool. I adhered the sentiment to the card using a few drops of liquid glue and that completed the card.
Until next time …