Monday, November 3, 2014

Holiday Anya #4

Today's card features another Holiday Anya -- this time, it's Holiday Anya #4, which was just released this year.

I started by stamping Anya onto some Copic Marker paper with Chocolate Brown hybrid ink. I colored her in with my Copics, and added a few small highlights with a white gel pen. I carefully cut her out with a pair of sharp scissors and set her aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

I created a standard top-folding A2 card base (4 1/4 by 5 1/2") out of kraft cardstock. I grabbed my paper trimmer and cut two panels - one out of brown cardstock and a smaller out of white cardstock. I matted the white cardstock to the brown. I had a thin strip of brown cardstock left over, so I layered it onto the white panel for a bit of extra interest.

I decided to use this set of journaling cards from Kaisercraft as a patterned background. To make it a bit more complex, I also die-cut a stitched scalloped border out of a scrap of red patterned paper and adhered it to the card.

For the sentiment, I cut a 1" strip of white cardstock and stamped Merry Christmas from Simon Says Stamp's Holiday Hellos. I adhered it straight to the top of the journaling card. I added Anya with foam squares.

Lastly, I adhered a few white and brown enamel dots.

The Greeting Farm Holiday Anya 4 stamp
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in chocolate brown
Copic Mini Marker Pad 70#lbs
Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock in100#lbs
Neenah Solar White cardstock in 80#lbs
Stampin' Up Cardstock in Chocolate Chip
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders I dies
Kaisercraft Peppermint Swirl Captured Moments 3x4 journaling cards
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots (brown, white)


  1. Great colouring! Love this card!

  2. So cute - loving how you've coloured Anya! The use of the cards is so clever. I bought some with the idea of doing the same but they remain where I put them when I go home. Is there a challenge idea in there somewhere? lol I love the scalloped border too with the hit of red. Balances it perfectly. Beautiful! :D

    1. Thank you, Kylie! :)

      It's kind of funny.. I bought a set of journaling cards because a paper pad I really wanted was sold out and the cards had the same patterns/colors. I was going to cut them down and use them on 3x3 cards. But then I realized how perfectly they fit on a 4-bar card, and that they make a great mini-panel for a regular card. So, then I bought a bunch more... XD

      I think that might be an easy way to use them - a smaller card. I'll put on my thinking cap and come up with some challenges in the meantime. :D