Hi and welcome to my blog! I have another Christmas card today, this one uses the rubber stamp I did for Whimsy, Starry Night. I had fun trying to make the image look like night time without getting too dark. The shadows on the polar bear were tricky but I am happy with the result I got.
I used some of Ann's ticket stamps from her Holiday Ticket Sentiment set. I also used her Ticket Die to cut it out perfectly. And my snowflake die too! I trimmed the one on top of the bow. I have a second one just under the bow, its hard to see in the photo.
I coloured Starry Night with the following Copics:
Sky: B63 plus pencil crayon to smooth out the lines of demarcation. I find when I use a medium shade of Copics, and I have a huge area to cover, I can't do it without some lines showing. Before I added the pencil crayon to make the streaks disappear, I used the blender pen to remove dots of colour where I wanted stars. It made a nice little round "halo" for the stars. I also removed some streaks in long lines to show the "rays" of the stars. Then I went over the whole sky with my pencil crayon, and avoided the areas I had used the blender pen on. Once I was done with the pencil crayon, I dotted Copic white in all the areas where I had used the blender pen to make a pinpoint "star".
R22 was used on the horizon and blended towards the blue with the blender pen.
Three big stars: Y23 and white pencil crayon, and then Smooch pearlized top coat to make them shine.
I used white pencil crayon to make more "rays" coming out from the three big stars.
Polar Bear Fur:
E50 all over the entire bear's fur area. In the shadows I used E53, B60, 63, 66 and C4. Cheek area was done with R00, 01, and 12. I then used Copic white to make fur-like strokes all over, avoiding the cheek and inner ear area, and also avoiding the black lines of his eyes and facial features.
After the first coat was dry, I went over it with more E53, B63 and 66 to deepen the shadows.
Hat and scarf: R00, 22, 24 went on first. I wanted a pinker look, so then I went over those colours with RV00, 21, 23 and 25. I made some deep shadows using C2 and 5, and then went over those grey shadows with the RV colours again.
Fur trim on hat: C5, 3, 2
Penguin: N0, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Feet and Beak: E93, 95, 99
White feathers: E50, 53, C2
Ground and Shadow: E50, B60, 63, 66, C8, 6, B000, Blender and Copic White
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Snow
Stampin for the Weekend: Christmas
Stampin Royalty: Bring on the Bling
Gingersnap Creations: Polar Animals
Dutch Dare Card Challenges: Winter
Cute Card Thursday: One for the Kids
Copic Creations: Sparkle!
SCS WT 301: All That Glitters
Thanks for looking today! If you have any questions, send me an e-mail (address in my watermark and on my profile page).