Good morning! Today I’m excited to be guesting for Rabbit Hole Designs! I’ve gotten to know one of the owners, MaryAnn, over the last few years and I was so thrilled when she started a company! They have tons of cute and quirky (and caffeinated!) designs but I’m partial to the adorable Love You More series! I just love the slightly nerdy look of the husband…reminds me of mine! 😉 Anyway, I decided to focus on one of the stamps from Love You More: Christmas Frost for today’s card!
To start I stamped the cute couple onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I colored them with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. Next I masked off a piece of strathmore bristol cardstock and then blended salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, and black soot distress oxide ink onto the top of the panel. I splattered it with water a few times and blotted off the excess. Then I splattered the panel with white gouache and set it aside to dry.
While the panel was drying I figured out where I wanted to place the couple on my winter scene. Then I carefully matched copic markers to the distress oxide ink shades and colored around the die-cut images. I don’t always do this to my die-cut images but it helps blend them into the scene a little better when the scene is a main component of the card as it is here. Once the gouache was totally dry I colored the snowy ground with copic markers and then added a little more white gouache splatter. Then I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Frost with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I took a little white glitter glitz gel and smeared it lightly onto the snowy ground to add a little sparkle to the ground. I also added a little to the top of her head and his hat to resemble falling snow. Once that was dry I added the couple to the panel with foam mounting tape. To finish the card I added a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to the gift bags and her dress and then added a thin layer of crystal glaze to his glasses. I love all the different sparkly elements and how they catch the light and really make the card shine!
If you haven’t checked out the Rabbit Hole Designs I really recommend heading over to see all their fun products and I’ll be back later this month with another post! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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