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Hello everyone! Hope the December is off to a great start for you all!

I have three holiday cards to share with you. I made them using some new goodies from First Snow Release by Penny Black. I used gold for all of my cards for today, as an accent or as a main color.

My first card is featuring Snowflake Pattern (40-706) cling background stamp and the cute Delightful Dachshund (30-645) stamp set with which I fell in love at first sight :)!


I started off by creating the background panel. First I stamped the image with the trees on a hill, which is included in Delightful Dachshund (30-645) stamp set, on a watercolor paper panel in a black pigment ink. I then masked the trees to white heat emboss the Snowflake Pattern (40-706) cling stamp on the panel. I colored the background panel in blue shades making it bright towards the center of the panel. I used cerulean blue Color Burst for the light blue in the center and added Payne’s gray to the border area several times until I was happy with the saturation.


I gold heat embossed the dachshund on a separate piece of watercolor paper and colored it using Zig brush markers. After the image was dry, I fussy cut it and set it aside.


The sentiment is from Merry Up (30-622) stamp set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and added it onto a white mat.


To assemble the card I tied the golden string on the backgroud panel and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. I then added the sentiment strip and the dog to it using some foam adhesives. To finish off I tied a golden bow next to the sentiment, added a red flatback pearl to the nose of the dachshund and covered the trees with some glitter using Crystal Stickles. 


My next card is showcasing the adorable image from Sweet Sledder (30-647) mini clear stamp set and the Christmas tree of Bauble Beauty (40-705) cling stamp.


For this card I chose Strathmore Bristol smooth paper as I wanted to color the sweetie using Zig brush markers. First I gold heat embossed the Bauble Beauty (40-705) and stamped the Sweet Sledder (30-647)  in Antique Linen Distress ink.


I then colored the image using Zig brush markers. I used a clear glitter pen to blend the colors.You could guess the shine in the picture above.


I cut a circle mask using Stitched Circles die (51-551) and adhered it on the upper part of the panel to make a place for my sentiment. I ink blended the panel in Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Mustard Seed (around the circle). I splattered clear water and white opaque ink on the panel for the snow. The sentiment from Sweet Sledder (30-647)  stamp set was stamped inside the circle in a black ink. I then dry embossed the circle using the same die I used to make the mask.


I narrowed down the panel slightly and added it to a navy cardbase. To add some snow, I applied white pico embellisher on the Christmas tree and on the ground. 


My last card for today is mainly in gold. I used Winter Whimsy (30-635) stamp set to create the background pattern. The doves are from Dainty Doves (30-604) stamp set from Merry and Joy release. 


I started off by making a gold brown background panel. I colored a watercolor paper panel in brown and gold from Kuretake watercolor. As the gold was too dark I added rich gold watercolor by FineTec.


After the panel was dry, I gold heat embossed the images from Winter Whimsy (30-635) and  Dainty Doves (30-604) stamp set on it. I colored the images using antique gold and rich gold acrylic paint in a tone on tone look. The background panel was then cut using Leaf Stitched Frames die (51-552).


I heat embossed a dove from Dainty Doves (30-604) set on an extra watercolor paper panel in Rose Gold . I colored it in Duochrome Hibiscus watercolor ,which is pearly coral color, and in Payne’s gray. I fussy cut the dove and set it aside.


I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Holy Season (30-648) stamp set on a torn strip of vellum and added it to the background panel. I foam mounted the background panel on a cream cardbase and added the dove as shown in the picture using some foam adhesives. 


Thank you so much for staying with me through the long post :)! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards and found your favorite stamps from the First Snow Release!

Wishing you a happy day!

Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

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