Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Anya 3 - Merry

Since I've already made two cards with Holiday Anya (one and four), I decided I ought to complete the set and create a card with Holiday Anya #3. Since I'm using one of Simon's wonderful dies on the card, I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge #6. Challenge 6 is all about dies, and this card uses plenty of them. :)

I started by stamping Anya in brown hybrid ink and coloring her in with my Copics. There wasn't anything very special about my coloring this time around, though I did go through a few shades until I got her hair colored in a way I liked. I added some sparkly details with a white gel pen on the skirt, and added some Wink of Stella to the star in her hair.

For this card, I wanted to go with some more unusual Christmas colors - such as teal and pink. So, I grabbed the Candy Cane Lane from Bo Bunny. This is a fabulous pack with lots of soft colors, subtle texture and bright images. I grabbed 3 different papers from the pack, then die-cut them with my Bigshot and a variety of dies. While I had my bigshot out, I also cut out a "Merry" sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Merry Christmas dies.

I layered all the panels together, using my standard adhesive. Then I added Anya on foam squares, then glued on the delicate "Merry" sentiment with Tombow glue.

The card was still missing something, so I added 3 flowers from Prima's Insight: Epiphany pack.

The Greeting Farm Holiday Anya #3 stamp
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in Chocolate Brown
Zig Wink of Stella in clear
Copics (E00, E11, E13, E15, R20, Y35, Y38, YR27, E35, E37, E29, R08, R46, R59, B00, B02, B05, B32, C2, C4)
Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane 6x6 patterned paper
Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies
Mama Elephant Type It dies
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 die
Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas craft die
Tombow Mono-multi liquid glue
Tombow Craft Dot Adhesive (pink)
Prima Flowers Insight: Epiphany flower pack
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D foam squares


  1. For starters, I love that you've been using brown ink for stamping. I can't tear myself away from black - I think it is more habit than anything else. Holiday Anya is the cutest thing and is coloured like a dream. Love the dies you have used too - so versatile. The non-traditional colours work so well too.

    1. It's really fun and different to use something other than black, I think. One of these days I might get even more adventurous and go for no-lines coloring! :D