Christmas Cocoa Party – Hello Bluebird

Hi everyone! Today I have 2 Christmas cards for you created from 1 background. These are quite clean and simple cards, and the foxes really pop from the card, which I like a lot. The stamp set I used is the Cocoa Party stamp set from Hello Bluebird, which is one of my favorite brands.

First I stamped the foxes on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them both with my Copic markers:

  • YR27, YR24, Y18, YR15, YR18
  • G28, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG03
  • R29, R24

To create the buffalo plaid background, I used the Buffalo Plaid stamp from MFT. This is actually sort of a second generation stamp from a different card I made. So first I inked up the background stamp with Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, and Twisted Citron. Then I stamped the first background for my other card. But I noticed there was still a lot of ink on the stamp, so I decided so spritz it with water and stamp again. And I must say, I was really pleased with the outcome, it has sort of a watercolored look to it.

From the created background, I die cut a circle using the Stacked Circles from Mama Elephant. I used the same set to also die cut the scalloped circle for one of the cards. Then I inked up the scalloped circle and another circle with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

Then on the backgrounds I stamped the sentiments which are also from the Cocoa Party stamp set. When I want to stamp on cardstock which I have ink blended, I usually go for VersaFine Onyx Black ink. In my experience, this ink works best on top of Distress Oxides.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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