Holiday Card Series 2012 – Day 25

Hi all! Can you believe we’re at Day 25 already? Craziness!

Today’s card is almost a one-layer card. I originally planned it to be a one-layer card, but I didn’t want to leave so much white space around the stamped area so I trimmed it down and mounted it on some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. Although it isn’t technically a one-layer card, it almost is. :)

The cute image of the girl is Holiday Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm. I adore her! And I loved coloring her hair, too. In fact, you love coloring hair and skin, I really recommend stamp images from The Greeting Farm or La-La Land Crafts. Both brands have great images for coloring skin and hair. You’ll be able to see the coloring process in today’s video, too.

To add the snowflakes around Anya, first I cut out a mask of the image and then covered her up. I then stamped snowflakes from Hero Arts’ Designer Snowflakes stamp set in Baja Breeze ink around her.

Random note about Stampin’ Up!’s new ink pads because some of you asked… From my experience over the last few months, I find that the new SU inks work with clear stamps better than the previous ink did. I haven’t had any blotchy-splotchy issues with the new ink compared to the old ink formulation when using clear stamps. Markers, on the other hand, still have this issue which is why I did the following…

The sentiment stamp used on the card is from My Favorite Things’ Seasonal Sentiments stamp set. I did a bit of “stamp surgery” to make the surface of the stamp more gritty and so I could use markers. The stamp was a bit too slick at first and I couldn’t get a good impression. But by lightly sanding the stamp, the marker ink was able to stick to the stamp and give me a better result. You’ll see in the video how I did that.

Anyhow, it’s been awesome creating these 25 video for you guys! Like with previous years, I will be selling a PDF of card sketches based on the cards. I’ll be putting that up on Monday. :)

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  1. Adorable card! I love the way you have colored her hair.
    Thanks for the Christmas series and the inspiration! :)

  2. It’s been a pleasure to follow your Holiday card series. Thank you!
    I was wondering, what kind of markers can be used on stamps if you don’t have any Stampin’ Up markers?

  3. Thanks for doing the holiday series again this year!
    I look forward to being inspired by your creations every year.

  4. Kristina,
    Thank you for the awesome Copic tutorial. I’m so inspired by you, in fact I started making cards after I saw one of your video (3years ago). Thank you for your generous heart to make and share your creations with us.

    Have an awesome week!
    Kazumi Edwards

  5. Thanks so much for this year holiday series! I LOVED it! Happy holidays Kristina!

  6. Hi Kristina!
    Thank you so much for all the fun and inspiration that came with the 2012 Holiday Card Series, I can´t believe it is over now! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and Mannie!

  7. Kristina,
    What a great job. I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Holiday Card Series again which has become a steadfast tradition for me. Best one yet! Thank you for all the hard work, creativity and inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and Manni!

    PS: I am not so sure that the SU ink really has a new formula. I am a hobby demonstrator and it was my understanding that only the ink pad surfaces have changed and not the ink itself. With the exception of about 5 colors all the reinkers stayed the same as well. However, I still agree that the new design has helped a lot with stamping clear stamps. Now I maybe wrong and it might need some investigating. Hope it helps someone.

  8. thank you so much for all this inspiration in making cards !!

  9. Fabulous card. I love the stamps you used! The coloring tutorial was great!
    Thanks for a wonderful holiday card series! I really looked forward to every project.

  10. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card making gift! You always deliver! Great stamps and mojo :) God Bless.

  11. This card is so darn cute. I also want to thank you for this card series–I haven’t missed a single one of any of your Christmas card series. It really worked well spreading the series out. I have time between each of your cards to try out your ideas. For the first time ever, I have enough Christmas cards for everyone! I so appreciate all your effort and creative ideas.

  12. Thank you so much for doing this holiday card series; I looked forward to each and every new video and I was truly inspired by them when making my own Christmas cards. THANK YOU!!!!!

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