Good morning! Free Shipping Days have just started over at Colorado Craft Company and it’s a great time to pick up the fantastic new Christmas in July release!! I’ll be sharing some inspiration using the release today and tomorrow and I highly encourage you to check it out! Also, Colorado Craft Company will be giving away the FULL release bundle to one lucky winner! To enter you MUST shop through an affiliate link! If my cards inspire you I’d be very grateful if you’d consider shopping through my link. You can shop via my link HERE! Thank you! And there’s another giveaway opportunity to check out at the bottom of my post!
I have to say, when I saw the adorable Christmas Hats set I just knew I’d have to attempt to color them like my crazy furry duo, Gambit and Havok. I stamped the two images with copic-friendly ink, masked them off and blended my background. I used chipped sapphire, pine needles, and salvaged patina distress oxide ink for my blend and I like the slightly non-traditional holiday feel it gives my card! It also pairs really nicely with Christmas red!
I removed the masks and colored the images with copic markers. I used toner grays for the ground and neutral grays for the dog and cat to give them a little contrast. Once I was done coloring and the background was completely dry I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Quick Cards onto the panel and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. Finally I added a little nuvo crystal glaze to the dog’s nose and the pom poms and sprinkled the pom poms with glitter to finish the card!
In case you haven’t seen my furry duo, here’s the inspiration for my card:
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Lou W says
You nailed it! ♥️♥️♥️
Linda Barnett says
Sweet use of these stamps; I love the glitter.
Meghan Kennihan says
I love how you made the card after your pup! TOO CUTE! Love your coloring! Great release!
Tammy Massey says
The blended background is gorgeous! And yes, it pairs beautifully with the red!
Stephanie B says
I love this card. It’s so festive but so different from most Christmas cards. Adorable.
Elise Gerke says
Too fun that you matched the card to your pets!! I did that with Anita’s previous stamps that matched our two pups. You card is absolutely beautiful.
Giselle D. says
The gold popping off that beautiful background is gorgeous! I love that you coloured the animals like your pets, so cute!
So cute love the color choices
Barbara A Taylor says
This card is so special. Loved how you made the cat and dog look like your pets
Donna Walls says
Great ink blending and wonderful coloring. TFS!
Your ink blending is perfect! I love the gold too – truly I love it all!
Terrie D. (StarSpry) says
What a great card! I love the colors you used. Gambit and Havok are adorable. 🙂
Linda Sivyer says
Love the blue ombre background and of course the critters!
Such a cute card and your inspiration photo is as well!
Maureen Reiss says
Marjorie E says
What an inspiration for an adorable card.
Lisa H says
wonderful card! love the colors and ink blending
Beverly Kozlowski says
I really love this card. The critters with hats are my favorite set of the release! You created such an adorable card, and I love how you used your own furry family members as your inspiration!
Teri Smith says
Jessica, your real life dog is gorgeous! I am a dog lover to the “nth” degree & have two of our own so how can I not be taken with this Christmas in July release? The D.Ox colours you blended are fabulous. Love your first card the best.
Sharon Gullikson says
Oh, your kitty and puppy are SO CUTE!!!! No wonder you were inspired by them. How sweet that they are such good friends….Your card is really cute with your smiling pets. Love this.
Aunt Min says
Awww, love the critters on your cards AND in your home
I love the photo of your friends who inspired your card. Such a great card with my favorite stamps of this release. I am a cat lover myself.
Connie Johnson says
Everything about this card says F.U.N. ❤️ it! Great furry friend names too… Gambit and Havoc…I can only imagine their temperaments😂🤣😂
Tina Wetzel says
Ur card is adorable 🥰!! I especially enjoyed seeing ur “furry inspirations”!! lol 😂!! Thanks for sharing ur incredible talents w/ us.