Happy July 25th, otherwise known as Christmas in July! Ugh, I'm not even a Christmas in December person, so here I am sharing my first Christmas card of 2019. Five months early. It's kinda killing me, but I promise just a whisper of Christmas in July, not like the whole shebang. Just today and tomorrow, so that I can say "Woohoo, I did it!" Unlike the Easter, St. Patrick's Day and 4th of July cards I never created or shared to inspire you! So, if jingle bells in July is your thing - jingle away! 'Tis the season to start your holiday cards now. . . 'Cause you know come December 16th you're gonna regret not starting them sooner!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Gorgeous Grape cardstock. The background was created using a variety of purple alcohol inks on photo paper. I die cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes landscape dies to create a snowbank. In the lower left corner I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. I die cut the white trees using the Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Lawn Cuts. I stamped all of the images in Memento Tuxedo blank ink and colored them using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. I added highlights to the colored images with a Uniball white gel pen. Using a Sakura Quickie Glue pen, I put a small amount of glue in the white spaces on the images (hats, beards, etc) and sprinkled Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter to add sparkle. Lastly, I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive.
*Because I am not currently creating video technique content on my website, I highly recommend checking out this Easy Alcohol Ink Background Tutorial on YouTube by the amazing Jennifer McGuire. She has created a very simple introduction to working with alcohol inks to create background pieces. This was the first video I watched after purchasing my alcohol inks and then I just spent time playing with them!
Here is the North Pole Littles stamp set from Hello Bluebird that I used to create today's card:
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