Today I am sharing my final Christmas card for 2013 which was one that I made for my wonderful husband. I am very fortunate that my husband doesn't mind cute and adorable images on his cards so that gives me a plethora of images to choose from!
The image is from the Penny Black clear set: Christmas Friends, and was stamped using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured using a mix of Tombow pens and Faber-Castell + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils and a small, round paintbrush. I actually messed up the colouring on the hedgehog's scarf so I re-stamped the image onto the same designer paper that I used on the side panel and fussy-cut the scarf and glued it over the messed-up scarf. I often forget about paper-piecing my images so it was a good reminder to myself to do it a little more often! I added some grey shading using a Tombow Pen to give the scarf a little bit of 'life'.
I chalked around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk for the sky and brown/grey chalk for the ground.
I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the mistletoe that the robin is holding as well as the centres on the tiny snowflakes on the sentiment (not that you can see it in the photo!). I also added tiny red rhinestones (from my stash) to each side of the sentiment circle.
The green cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools; the red cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/8".
The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley (UK) and the twine is by Doodlebug - colour is Ladybug - and I added some Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them fraying. The green cardstock side panel was punched using a Fiskars Scallop border punch.