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Happy Merry Joyful Cards | Keeway Tsao

Happy Merry Joyful Cards | Keeway Tsao

Hey there, it's Keeway. My oh my Christmas is just around the corner! It seemed like not long ago when I started crafting holiday cards and I was thinking, wow this is so early. But even with such a huge head start, I'm still rushing in to get them finished and sent out. Well, I hope you're in a better spot than me, but even if you aren't, hopefully today's cards will give you some last minute inspiration to make it to the finish line.

The first card I'm going to walk you through is the dark blue one with squirrels. This image is from the Squirrel Friends stamp set. I stamped the images in dark brown hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating Squirrel Friends dies to cut out the images.

Next I ink blended a background with Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire distress oxide inks, splattered with white paint, to create a snowy sky. I die cut this background out with a rectangular frame, and used the same die cut to die cut the frame out of gold glitter card stock. The background is inlaid in the gold glitter frame.

Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Squirrel Friends stamp set on the bottom half. I also heat embossed the scarves for each of the squirrels.

One of my favorite Pinkfresh product is their pattern papers, and this year's Holiday Vibes is perfect for the seasonal cardmaking.  I mounted my framed scene onto a piece of pattern paper with fun foam, and finally added my squirrels last with foam adhesive squares.

My next card follows a similar layout, but with a different selection of products. This time, I created a landscape A2 card using the Skating Bunnies stamp set. I stamped these images in dark brown hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. And then they were cut out using the Skating Bunnies dies.

This background was ink blended with Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. It was then distressed with water, and splattered with white paint. Then, I die cut the background out with a rectangular frame, and again created a gold glitter frame to inlay it in.

To finish off the scene portion, I also stamped various skating marks using the stamps in the Skating Bunnies stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

I selected a green pattern paper from Holiday Vibes this time. I mounted my framed scene right onto it with fun foam in between and lastly added my bunnies and skates with foam adhesive squares. And we're all done!

Thanks so much for joining me here today! This wraps up my last Pinkfresh post for 2018, but feel free to stop by my blog, Kiwi Koncepts for a visit and more inspirations. Have a wonderful day!

1 comment

1. Dec 17, 2018

I like how you made the sentiment part of the skating scene. Your card, as usual—-gorgeous!

Sharon Gullikson

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