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:
To celebrate the release, Colorado Craft Company is giving away a stamp set from the release to one lucky commenter! Comment on all the designers for the most chances to win! Please leave a comment and let me know your favorite set before 11:59PM MST on Thursday July 21st!
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