Welcome back to the October 2015 Release! We are continuing to share inspiration featuring our new holiday products that will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2015. If you are just joining us, you can catch up here with Day 1 and Day 2.
Get ready for the cute!
Drummer Boy has stolen my heart. These images were so much fun to illustrate and I just love the classic theme. Plus, it's just cute!
For my first card, I used it in a straight forward way to create a mini scene with baby Jesus.
I colored my images with Copics and then die cut them using the companion dies. The soft watercolor background is the perfect backdrop for the fun bright coloring.
I also wanted to show you how versatile this set is. Hey, I'm in Florida, so the palm trees just had to be used. I stamped them repeatedly across my background using Black PURE COLOR Dye Ink and then watercolored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors.
Yes, we are tacky like that and wrap the palms with Christmas lights! I just hand drew a few wrapped around my trees and added a little glossy accents for some shine.
While I had the Winter Pals stamp set out, I went ahead and paired them with Holiday Hugs as well.
I started the background by sponging some Broken China Distress Ink onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock and then added a few water droplets a la Kristina Werner. I then stamped the adorable bear and little girl image, watercolored it with Distress Ink and die cut them.
To anchor them, I stamped and die cut the block of ice from Winter Pals and heat embossed my sentiment from the same set.
And finally, I just can't get enough of these all over backgrounds. I die cut several of the images from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and created my pattern on my card stock panel. I then sponged Broken China Distress Ink over the entire background, removed the masks and stamped the images into their respective spaces.
Even if coloring is not your strong suit, these images look great with minimal coloring. Super easy!
Design Team Inspiration
Are you ready to see what the design team has been up to? Check out what the girls have in store for you:
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Thanks for stopping by! I really hope that you're enjoying the release so far. Kelly will be here tomorrow to feature a gorgeous set that is perfect for Copics and watercoloring!