Christmas in (almost) July – IPC 176 Reminder


Hello and welcome back!

You only have a few more days to join the Inky Paws Color Challenge! Use the colors Crimson Red, Cobalt Blue, Sky Blue, and White on a project and link it up to the Inky Paws Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

Instead of using the traditionally Americana color palette for a 4th of July card, I decided to move to a different holiday. Non-traditional Christmas cards are some of my favorite cards to make, and I thought this color palette was the perfect inspiration for a fun winter scene!

I started by stamping and coloring the blue jay and berry clusters from the Winter Birds Stamp Set. I used my Copic markers in the colors: B28, B26, B24, B21, B00, W4, W2, W1, R29, R08, R05, and R14.

After coloring, I cut out my image using the coordinating dies. Next, I ink blended a few pieces of white scrap paper with Distress Oxides in the colors Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salvaged Patina. When the ink was dry, I cut the paper with a few different leaf die cuts from the Winter Birds Coordinating Dies, Fall Friends Die Set, and Flower Trio Die Set.

Using all of the leaf die cuts, I created two curved arrangements to mimic the look of a wreath. I added in a few of the stamped berries to bring in more color. For my background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Then, I inked a larger circle in the center of the panel using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. To add a little more interest, I splattered some Prize Ribbon Distress Ink across the panel. I wanted a little shimmer, so I used the Petite Snow Stencil and some white stencil butter on the corners as well.

To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment “Warm Winter Wishes” popped up my leaves and blue jay with foam tape and adhered them to my card.

I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Newton’s Nook Online Store!

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