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Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 22 – Copic Coloring + Masked Backdrops

Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 22 – Copic Coloring + Masked Backdrops


(holiday instrumental) – [Kristina] Hi
everyone, Kristina here. Welcome to Day 22 of the
Holiday Card Series for 2017. Today I’m going to be using
the Christmas Mugs stamp set from Pink and Main. I saw a friend of mine coloring
images from this stamp set while I was at a crafting
retreat a couple months ago and fell in love
with the images. They are just so cute. I’m going to be coloring the
images with copic markers today and because of that, I’m going to use a
copic-friendly stamping ink. This is Simon Says
Stamp Intense Black ink and I’m stamping using a
MISTI stamp-positioning tool because I’m going to be
stamping this multiple times so that I have a
nice, solid black line for all of these images. The cardstock I’m using for this is also a copic-friendly
cardstock. It’s my favorite cardstock
to use for copic coloring, and it is Neenah
Solar White 80-pound and this is actually Neenah
Classic Crest Solar White and I just keep a stack
of this in my craft area already pre-cut to
four-and-a-quarter
by five-and-a-half, so it’s super-easy just
to grab a sheet of this and stamp some images. So like I said, I’m going to
be using some copic markers to color all of these images. I actually stamped a fourth mug
but I ended up not using it, so you’ll see me
leave one blank, but I am gonna go ahead
and speed up the video and turn on some music. (“The Ghost of Christmas”
by Martin Carlberg) ♪ That time of year
has come around again ♪ ♪ Good on some and
hard on others ♪ ♪ Be kind and take
care of each other ♪ ♪ Not everyone has
got a friend tonight ♪ ♪ It’s the time of jingling
bells and twinkling lights ♪ ♪ The time of buying
everything in sight ♪ ♪ And the story of the
lovers’ golden days ♪ ♪ You’re lucky if you
have a friend tonight ♪ ♪ While the Ghost of
Christmas Present ♪ ♪ Is in every tender heart ♪ ♪ The Ghosts of Christmas Past ♪ ♪ Keep too many still apart ♪ ♪ Since the Ghost of
Christmas Coming ♪ ♪ Is for none for us ensured ♪ ♪ For the Ghost of
Christmas Present ♪ ♪ We open up our door ♪ ♪ That time of year has
come and gone again ♪ ♪ It was good on some
but hard on others ♪ ♪ Be kind and take
care of each other ♪ ♪ Not everyone has
got a friend tonight ♪ ♪ While the Ghost of
Christmas Present ♪ ♪ Is in every tender heart ♪ ♪ The Ghosts of Christmas Past ♪ ♪ Keep too many still apart ♪ ♪ Since the Ghost of
Christmas Coming ♪ ♪ Is for none of us ensured ♪ ♪ For the Ghost of
Christmas Present ♪ ♪ We open up our door ♪ ♪ For the Ghost of
Christmas Present ♪ ♪ We open up our door ♪ – So now that all of
the coloring is done, I’m going to very
carefully cut out the mugs and the little candy-cane
and peppermint candy that I’ve colored. For the interior areas on
the mugs by the handle, I’m using a craft
knife to cut those out really, really carefully. You just want to go slowly
and not try to go too quick when it comes to this so that you don’t
accidentally cut through areas where you don’t need it or
accidentally injure yourself. So I’m cutting up right
up to that black line of the stamped image and then to make it look
really perfectly finished, like I’ve cut it out just so, I’m using a black
brush tip marker and painting the white
edges of the images, and this makes it look
like I cut it out perfectly and I don’t have any
white gaps showing. So now I’m gonna take
my card base here. I’m now using the
110-pound version of the same cardstock I
used for the coloring. So this is Neenah Classic
Crest Solar White, and I just folded that,
or scored and folded that at five-and-a-half to
create a side-folding card. Now I’m taking some
white Post-it tape and I’m going to mask off
three different rectangle areas to go behind the three mugs. So in order to get the
spacing just right, I masked off the
top and bottom areas and then I brought in this
red piece of scratchcard stock I had hanging around. I kind of roughly cut it
to about the size I wanted and then used that as
a guide for how wide I needed each section
to be masked off. So i started with the center because I wanted
to make sure that these rectangles were
completely centered in the front of this card, and then I’m gonna use some
different Distress inks. This first color
is Crushed Olive, and I used this a few days
back in the Holiday Card Series and mentioned that it’s kind
of one of my most favorite underrated Distress Ink colors. I’m still sort of obsessed
with it because it’s green but yet it sort of has a
golden-yellow tone to it. I think it’s
really, really cool. So for this other box, I’m
going to be using Candied Apple. This is a nice, warm red color, and I ended up kind of
penciling at the top and bottom on the side of this rectangle, so I got my Post-it tape on
there completely straight. I’m now blending on
that Candied Apple, and then I’m gonna
bring in Forest Moss. So I used basically two
different green shades for all of the coloring, and now I’m using two green
shades for the backdrops for these rectangular
areas as well. The greens don’t
match perfectly, but they’re close enough
that it looks really nice. So I’m removing all
of the Post-it tape and I love seeing
those sharp clean edges on all of these rectangles. I think it’s gonna look
really, really neat with the three images on top. And in fact you could do the
same kind of backdrop technique with critter images,
or just about anything. This just happens to be
with some Christmas mugs. So I used foam tape to
adhere all the images down onto my card front and there wasn’t really
space for a greeting, so I decided to stamp
the WARM WISHES greeting from the stamp set on
the inside of the card. I generally leave the
inside of my cards blank because that’s where I
like to write a message to the recipient,
but in this case, I really did want to use that
greeting from the stamp set. So I used a clear sparkle
pen from Spectrum Noir to add some shimmer and
sparkles to different areas on the images, and
then I took my scissors and cut a little notch
in the fold of the card. I’m gonna thread through some
red and white baker’s twine and then I tie that underneath off to the right-hand
side of my card here, and I wanted to sort of
have the bow be right at that intersection of the
two different green colors. So I’m snipping off
the ends of that twine, or that baker’s twine, and then that finishes
the card for today. I love that it’s
so super-festive. It’s got traditional
colors of red and green and different tones of each, and I really love
how it turned out. Thanks so much for watching. I will see you on Friday for Day 23 of the
Holiday Card Series. This Card Series is just
speeding by super-fast. I hope you guys have enjoyed it, and it doesn’t mean the
end of my card-making. I’ll still have more
videos throughout the year. Thanks so much for watching
and I’ll catch you next time. (string music)

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