25 Days of Copic Christmas: Day 8

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For my project today, I am using one of my favorite new holiday stamps this season from a company I adore. This is Holiday Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm. I have been addicted to banners lately and so having Anya with this banner really made me happy.

My card design was based on a sketch from Clean and Simple Sketches. I have used a similar design in the past, and it really worked well for this card.

I decided to go with pink and teal for this project because I love non-traditional colors for Christmas.

Here is my finished card:

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The layer with the Anya image on it is actually a different layer from the layer with the sentiment on it. I had already cut down my image to a smaller rectangle shape before I decided on how I would design the card so I just cut a longer white rectangle and popped the Anya layer up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Β The effect is very subtle, but it actually looks like I meant to have two separate layers πŸ˜‰

I used the following Copic colors:

  • For the skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
  • For the hair: E25, E27, E29, E49
  • For the dress and shoes: RV23, RV25, RV29
  • For the banner: BG53, BG57, BG09

The beautiful sentiment is from the SP and Company In Love Emma stamp set & it was stamped in Melon Mambo ink.

I matted the white layer with some Rustic Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I added a scallop to one side using the Scallop Trim Border Punch from Stampin’ UP. The scallop layer is actually separate from the mat layer so I didn’t have to measure out extra space and hope that my scallop lined up correctly with my mat.

On the layer with the Anya, I used the metallic silver Painters Pen from Elmer’s Crafters to add some little silver snowflakes. I also put some silver in the center of the two stamped snowflakes.

The card base is Taken with Teal cardstock.

And finally, I will leave you with my tip for this project.

Expert Tip #8: Go Outside the Family Groupings
Copic colors are grouped in families which are represented by their lettering. Then the colors (with the exception of some of the Earth tones in the E family) coordinate together perfectly by their first number. So for instance all of the BG5_ coordinate perfectly together. Well there are only two colors in the BG5_’s so far: BG53 & BG57. I needed something darker so I stepped outside of that grouping and used BG09 as my darkest shade. Going outside of the family groupings opens up endless color possibilities!

I am also entering this project in to the Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Challenge

Here’s a closer look at the coloring:

And here is one more look at the finished card:

Well, I hope that you enjoyed it! If you missed my blog hop post from yesterday, be sure to head back and check it out. You won’t want to miss out on some fabulous prizes from Tina Wenke & MarkerPop!




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3 thoughts on “25 Days of Copic Christmas: Day 8

  1. Gorgeous card Samantha πŸ™‚ the image is very cute and your colouring is fabulous !! I love the CAS design too πŸ™‚

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge πŸ™‚
    luv
    Lols x x x

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