Hello everyone. This is Nichol Spohr and I’m so excited to be sharing a set of three Christmas cards featuring dies from the 2018 Holiday Die D-Lites Collection. I die cut the Die D-Lites Reindeer, Santa, and Snowman Dies from smooth white cardstock and colored in the pieces with Copic Markers before assembling and adhering to a Fancy Edged Oval. The Copic coloring gives these die cuts so much depth and dimension and is a great way to customize your die cuts!
The backgrounds for all three cards were created by stamping a plaid background builder stamp on smooth white cardstock with light gray ink and either red, green, or aqua ink.
A light gray cardstock circle was die cut using a Fancy Edged Oval Die and adhered to the center of each plaid background.
A scripty sentiment was stamped directly on each oval with either green or red dye ink. An additional sentiment phrase was stamped on cardstock using clear embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder before being trimmed into a thin strip and adhered under the script stamped greeting with foam adhesive.
The colors of Copic Markers used for the Santa are as follows:
- Face: E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
- Hat and mouth: R35, R37, R39
- Beard, mustache, eyebrows: W00, W1, W3
The colors of Copic Markers used for the Reindeer are as follows:
- Antlers and muzzle: E50, E53, E55
- Face and ears: E50, E53, E55, E57, R00
- Holly and berries: R35, R37, R39, YG21, YG23, YG17
The colors of Copic Markers used for the Snowman are as follows:
- Face: BG0000, BG01, R00, Colorless Blender
- Nose: YR04, YR09
- Scarf, berries, hat band: R35, R37, R39
- Holly: YG01, YG23, YG17
- Hat: C5, C8
The images were assembled on each oval and finished with white pen detailing. Glossy Accents was added to the reindeer and snowman noses. A snow marker was used to create texture to the Santa hat trim and pompom.
Each card was finished with a scattering of snowflake sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard and Gloss White.
Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:
- S3-358 Reindeer
- S3-359 Santa
- S3-360 Snowman
- S4-907 Fancy Edged Ovals
- PL-001 Platinum 8.5 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ’N One
Neenah Smooth Cardstock; Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock; Lawn Fawn Noble Fir, Mermaid, Black Licorice Cardstock; Gina K Designs Red Velvet Cardstock; Concord & 9th Plaid Background Stamp; Simon Says Stamp Fa La La Stamp Set; Hero Arts Winter Holiday Messages Stamp Set, Wishes Stamp & Cut Set; Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink; Simon Says Stamp Evergreen, Maliblue, Fog, Clear Embossing inks; Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder; Marvy Snow Marker; Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White and White Blizzard; Sakura White Opaque Glaze Pen; Hero Arts Snow and Berry Sequin Mix; Darice Foam Adhesive Strips; Lawn Fawn Glue Tube; Ranger Glossy Accents
I hope this has inspired you to try coloring in your die cut images with markers or other coloring mediums. Thank you so much for joining me today and I look forward to sharing more die cutting ideas with you soon!