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Today I have a very untraditional Christmas card for you. It’s all pink, pink, pink! Hot pink even. I’ve been in an ink blending mood recently and that’s how I made the background. I used Pickled Raspberry distress ink and just went to town with it. To frame the sentiment and the stamp I was going to use, I made it extra dark around the edges. Then I splattered water on the panel to create the dotted effect I so adore.
On copic friendly paper I stamped up the flamingo from the Pink Winter and to make it a little more festive, I also added a few little fun bits like reindeer antlers, a santa hat and christmas lights all wrapped around the body of the flamingo. Then I coloured him in using my Copics. Once I was happy with the colouring, I fussy cut the image out and set it aside.
Using the sentiment from the same stamp set, I stamped up ‘Pink Winter’ in VersaMark ink and sprinkled Puff Powder from WOW embossing powder before heating it up with my heat gun for that lovely snowy effect. I simply had to use the Snowflakes embellishments as well as some enamel accents in white to crate a snowfall around the sentiment and the flamingo. I also had to add some enamel accents under the flamingo because if it’s snowing, there should be some snow on the ground too, right? I popped another few snowflakes on top of a few random dots too just for extra pizzazz.
Once all the glue and enamel accents were dry, I adhered the finished panel to a card base and that was pretty much it! Ok, so it took a bit longer than it took you reading this post but you know, it’s not far off. By making several backgrounds in one go, you can save yourself a lot of time if you need to make more than one card.
Here is the full card and I hope I have inspired you to make some nontraditional Christmas cards this year!
That’s it from me for this time,
Happy crafting from Erica