Friday, 2 November 2018

Papercraft Business Challenge #12 - Happy Tidings

Hello papercrafters! It's time for another Papercraft Business Challenge, time flies when you're having fun.  We have a fun theme this month and it's 'Christmas Animal' as an option. The special prize is the cute Winter Alpaca stamp from Lawn Fawn. Entries using the Christmas Animal  option theme will get an extra entry into the draw to win this fun prize.

I have used Hero Arts - My Monthly Hero Arts October 2018 Kit, as it has the cute critters all working together to decorate the Christmas tree - how adorable is that?

All the images in this kit are just a delight to colour in and the coordinating dies makes it so easy to cut out the images to create many fun layered scenes.

I first stamped all the images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink as it's Copic friendly and  the images are coloured with copic markers for quick colouring creating depth with simple gradients and shades. The coordinating dies were then used to cut out the images except for the ornaments that have been hand cut as there are no dies for these smaller images. They are pretty easy to cut by hand as they're small and an simple shapes. 

Once all the images have been cut out, arranging them to create a scene was part of the fun. 

The background has been ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxides Faded Jeans and Broken China using a round mini ink blending tool on Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.

I have masked off the bottom edge with a post it note to leave a white space denoting the ground/snow. I added a spray of water droplets over the ink blended background for a snowflake effect. Just love this effect using these fabulous inks.

Both the sentiments and snowflakes have been white heat embossed afterwards when the ink background is completely dry. 

The animals and tress decorations have been mounted up with foam to give them a raise and adds so much more dimension to the scene. 

For added shine and sparkle I have used Clear Wink of Stella and Clear Glossy accents on both the ornaments as well as the lamp post light. 

The front artwork panel has been adhered to an A2 top folding base using Neenah cardstock 110lbs. 

I hope you have enjoyed this card and found inspiration to create a fun Christmas card using any adorable animal or critter. I look forward to seeing all your fabulous entries in this month's challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time - Happy Crafting!

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