Do you go with traditional colours when you make Christmas cards? Or do you like to make different things beside green, red, silver and gold. I like both but I often tend to reach to untraditional colour combos making Christmas cards.
With this card I started colouring these super cute bears from Mama Elephant's Fuzzy Hugs and I had no idea in my mind what card I make with it. For the colouring I used coloured pencils, my favourite colouring medium. To cut out the image there are coodinating dies available.
Then I decided to go with a Christmas card with these sweet bears although you could send them to a friend who needs a hug or just sending warm winter wishes.
I created a background using Distress Oxide inks matching the colours I used for the hat and the pullover. I decided to use shades of reds and oranges although this could get creepy - I always can't stop thinking of blood when I have too much red on card. Is it just me?
I toned down the edges with a dark red to give the scene kind of a frame. When the ink blending was finished I added splashes of water and watered down white gesso to the background.
When the background was dry I cut it out using Lawn Fawn's Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables (they are on sale right now). I also cut a scrap of white cardstock with the same die and cut a snowy hill out of it. On that piece I stamped the sentiment that I found in Mama Elephant's Holiday Messages. All there was left to do was to assemble the card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.