Hi, friends! I’m so honored to be guest designing for The Paper Nest Dolls today. Their digital stamps have the cutest kids around! For my cards I used Hot Cocoa Avery and Avery with Hearts. I printed both images onto Xpress-It Blending paper and colored them with Copics.
To create my snowy scene for Hot Cocoa Avery, I first inked up some Bristol Smooth paper with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. I flicked on some water droplets and blotted them up before adding drops of Perfect Pearls in Confetti White. I let the background dry a bit and then finished drying it with my heat tool (I got impatient). Once my background was dry, I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card.
The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs’ Cup of Cocoa set. Using my MISTI, I first stamped it with brown ink and then with Versamark before clear heat-embossing it. I die-cut a snowy hill with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders and popped that up with foam tape. After cutting out Avery, I adhered her to my scene using foam tape. I added some highlights with a white gel pen, some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay, and a few sequins to finish the card.
For my second card, I again added some white highlights and Clear Sparkle Overlay to my colored image. I adhered Avery with Hearts to a white card and got to work on my shaker element.
Using MFT Stamps’ Staggered Hearts stencil, I inked up some red cardstock with Festive Berries distress ink and then die-cut it with Lil’ Inker Designs’ Stitched Ovals dies. I assembled my shaker, adding a mixture of sequins from my stash.
This sentiment, from Your Next Stamp’s What Not Sentiments Four, was the inspiration for the shaker. Onto a banner die-cut with Craftin Desert Divas’ Flag Banner Dies, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat-embossed it. I used some dimensional adhesive for the center of the banner and adhered the rest directly to the card.
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