Monday, October 31, 2016

Holiday Card Series 2016 | Card #1 | KWCardDesign

Hi and welcome to my first card for my Holiday Card Series for 2016!!  It is crazy that we are thinking about the holiday already!  This year has flown by!!

Today, I wanted to start off my series with this adorable set from Neat and Tangled called Beary Merry.  I also wanted to use some of the wonderful plaid papers from Lawn Fawn.

I started by inking up my images onto a piece of Vintage Cream card stock and using my Mini Misti to get the best possible impressions.  I love my mini Misti - it really has been a great tool to have in my craft room!!

I wanted to use my Copics to color this adorable bear, so I started out by using E43 but didn't like that result, so I switched gears and used E15 as my lightest shade and then used my E 37 to add some contrast and darken up around the edges.

I used R22, R29 and R39 for the main part of the present, and then used BG11 and BG 13 for the bow, and YG 09, YG41 and G02 for the tag.  I used some of the plaid papers from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas and chose a green plaid to paper piece the bear's scarf.

I used the Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles dies to cut a piece of more plaid pattern paper for the focal panel, and one of the Mini Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from MFT and die cut a piece of my Vintage Cream card stock.

I stamped my sentiment from the same Neat and Tangled set using my MFT Black Hybrid ink, and then placed some foam tape onto my bear as well as the framed pieced.

For the final touches I used my black glaze pen on the bears nose and eyes, and then some Wink of Stella shimmer pen for the bow on the present.

Love this bear!  He was fun to play with!!  Thanks for stopping in for the first card of my HCS!  I will be back soon for Card #2!  Have a great day!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kari, That bear IS totally adorable. Love how you colored everything and matched it up with the plaid paper. I didn't have time to watch your video, but I'll catch up soon. Hard to believe it's "that" time again!! Looking forward to your series!!