Hello Crafty Friends! Today, I am super excited to be sharing one of my first Christmas Cards of 2022. It is never too early to start crafting Holiday cards since the holiday season is fast approaching and will be upon us once again faster than we know it. I created a Christmas card featuring “Merry Pigs” a delightful stamp set with the cutest little piggies ever!
For this Card I used the Nesting Deckle A2 Die to create my card panels. I cut out the largest Deckle die from 110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock and a smaller die from craft cardstock. Next, I die cut a bunch of Christmas greenery from the Pine Boughs Die out of water color paper. I watercolored my die cuts using Derwent Inktense . Taking some watered down white Acrylic paint, I splattered my craft cardstock panel as well as my greenery giving a fun snowy effect.
I then Stamped my images from the Merry Pigs stamp set onto watercolor paper and colored them using Derwent Inktense. I then cut out my images using the Merry Pigs Dies.
I then stamped my sentiments with VersaFine Black Pigment ink and cut them out using the smallest die in the Nesting A7 Set. I also cut a small speech bubble from the Photo Stack Die Set . I placed a small heart die cut in the speech bubble, for Christmas Love Vibes!
After all my pieces were colored and die cut, I positioned everything on my card base and glued everything down using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue, which is my favorite craft glue at the moment because is has the smallest precision tip that gets into the smallest of die cuts! I also used some foam tape for dimension on my pig and sled, and candy cane. I added some Stickles Glitter Glue in the color Sprinkled Sugar to give my Red Berries a frozen look. I took some red string and attached it to the tiny sled connecting it to the little piggy’s hand for more fun details. I just love tiny details.
And that concludes my card inspiration for today! I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! I hope you all can get a head start of some holiday crafting! Until next time, happy cardmaking!!
How great is this!? I love it! I’ve not heard of Derwent Inktense, but I just checked it out and I think I might love it! They sure give a nice presentation. Great card, thanks for sharing.
This little piggy says your card is absolutely adorable, Marie!!! You are so skilled at coloring – I wish I had your talent!