Never Too Early for Christmas with Jennifer Rustioni
Hello crafty friends! This is Jennifer Rustioni from @armieritagli! I’m so happy and excited to be here today as a guest on the Spellbinders Blog, to share with you the projects I created featuring the new amazing Spellbinders Tinsel Time Collection!
It’s very hot these days here in Italy and I have been having a lot of fun and refreshing thinking about the cold winter, by making three Christmas cards! Because you know, it’s never too early to start creating Christmas projects!
DANCIN’ SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS CARD
The first card I want to show you is featuring the super fun Spellbinders Dancin’ Snowman Etched Dies! This snowman is so funny and cute, isn’t it?
I started realizing the gold foiled background on a blue-green cardstock, using the amazing Spellbinders Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I truly love this Hot Foil Plate, I think it’s just perfect to create a lot of creative projects!
After that, I die cut the snowman, colored it with Copic Markers, and then assembled it.
I die cut the main sentiment with the new beautiful Spellbinders Tinsel Time Sentiments Etched Dies. At last, I added a gold foiled banner with the secondary sentiments using the Spellbinders Christmas Magic Hot Foil Plate.
HOLIDAY GROUP HUG CHRISTMAS CARD
For the second project, I stayed in my coloring comfort zone, creating a card with the new amazing Spellbinders Holiday Group Hug Clear Stamp Set!
I stamped the image on watercolor paper, with the Distress Oxide Pumice Stone, to have a delicate effect.
I colored the characters using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers. I added the details and the core shadows with colored pencils. After that I realized the cast shadows using a black pastel pencil, to give more depth to my work.
I colored the sky blending Distress Inks in the shades of blue and realized the snowflakes with a white gel pen.
At last, I stamped the sentiments at the top of my card matching one from the Spellbinders Holiday Group Hug Clear Stamp Set and one from the Spellbinders Christmas Memories Enclosed Clear Stamp Set.
DANCIN’ DEER CHRISTMAS CARD
The third project I realized is featuring the super cute Spellbinders Dancin’ Deer Etched Dies! This deer is really lovely and obviously, it can only be that, Rudolph!
I realized the background using an olive-green cardstock and blending the Distress Ink Rustic Wilderness on the edges. I used the Spellbinders Starburst Glimmer Hot Foil Plate to create the gold foiled pattern.
I die cut the deer and assembled it. I realized some details with colored pencils and a white gel pen.
I stamped and die cut the main sentiment using the Spellbinders Lots Of Wishing You Sentiments Clear Stamp & Die Set. At last, I added another banner with a secondary sentiment from the Spellbinders Dancin’ Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
COPIC MARKERS: BG32/G00 – E77/E74 – E99/E97 – E02/E00 – 100, Distress Oxide Pumice Stone, Distress Ink: Speckled Egg/Peacock Feathers/Evergreen Bough/Chipped Sapphire/Black Soot/Rustic Wilderness, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers
Thanks for stopping by! I hope my cards will inspire you and wish you all a lovely day!
I was so thrilled to read this and discover that it didn’t involve purchasing copious amounts of Copic markers!
These are way out of the financial reach of most crafters.
All of these cards are absolutely gorgeous- I have been saving for a foil hot press, and I am hoping that Iwill have one in time to use it for these gorgeous backgrounds!!
Thanks for sharing such beautiful work ❤
You right, it’s never too early for Christmas! You made amazing Christmas card!