Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection
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Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer, I’m 37 years old and I live in Bergamo, Italy. I’ve always loved creativity in all its forms, but music and art are my greatest passions. Over the years they have also became my job: I’m a harpist and a coloring teacher as well. I share my love for art and coloring on my personal blog and on my social channels, so if you want you can find me there as @armieritagli!

I’m very excited to be here today as a guest designer, to share with you the cards I created using the new amazing Be Merry Collection!

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

I had much fun to realize these projects and you know, it’s never too early to start creating Christmas cards!

Chill Bear Christmas Card

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

For my first project, I created a scene card using the beautiful Spellbinders Chill Bear Etched Dies. I die cut the bear, I assembled it and then I colored it with Copic markers. I realized the background blending Distress Inks in the shades of blue. I created the snowflakes using a white gel pen. At last, I stamped the main sentiment using “Merry Christmas” from the Holiday Gnomes Clear Stamp and then I added a red banner with another sentiment from the Mini Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp.

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

COPIC MARKERS: W7/W6/W5/W4/W3/W2/W1/W0 – RV69/R59/R46/R27/R17 – E02/E00; DISTRESS INK: Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot.

Friendly Snowmen Christmas Card

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

The second project I created is a coloring on a black paper. I really love this coloring technique and I thought it was perfect for the beautiful Friendly Snowmen Clear Stamp! I started stamping the snowmen on the black paper using the Distress Ink Picket Fence. I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and then I added some details with a white gel pen. I realized the snowflakes using a white pastel pencil and a white gel pen as well. At last, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of my card.

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS: PC938/PC935/PC1099/PC947/PC1082/PC941/PC942/PC1033/PC937/PC925/PC908/PC109/PC1005/PC1058/PC936/PC1021; Canson Extra Heavy Smooth Black Paper; Distress Ink Picket Fence

Home for Christmas Card

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

For my last project I wanted to create a card a little different from my usual. I used the amazing Home for Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp. I stamped the main sentiment in the middle of the card and I embossed it with a gold embossing powder. After that I created a pattern stamping the four foliage designs of the stamp set, with a brown ink. I colored them with Copic markers and at last, I added some details with a white gel pen.

Christmas in July with Jennifer Rustioni & Be Merry Collection

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Neenah Smooth Desert Storm Paper; COPIC MARKERS: R59/R46/R17/G28/YG17/YG03/E59/E49/E37/E35

I want to thank Yana Smakula and all Spellbinders Team for having me here today! It was a great honor and pleasure to have the possibility to create projects with the amazing Spellbinders products!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll enjoy my creations and I’ll wait for you on my social channels!

Wish you all a fantastic Summer full of creativity!

Jennifer

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