Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ink It Up with Leigh Penner: Happy Howlidays

It's time for the first September installment of Ink It Up!  Twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays, Leigh Penner and I post a project using our uninked stamps.  I got this adorable Lawn Fawn set in the mail last week.  It's called Happy Howlidays and is a Stamptember exclusive over at Simon Says Stamp.  I simply could not resist!

Isn't that reindeer dog the cutest thing?  I stamped the images on white cardstock, cut them out with the matching dies, and colored them with Copic markers.  For the nose, I stamped it on white cardstock with Pure Poppy ink and hand cut it out.  (I didn't want the white border.)  The shine comes from Glossy Accents.  I put a black oval behind the dog to help it pop out more from the background.

I stamped the small candy cane image on white cardstock in a random pattern using black ink.  I colored the stripes with a red Copic marker and then added clear Wink of Stella over all of the images.  I had to have some sparkle!  Then I stamped some tiny snowflakes in silver ink.

I layered the candy cane piece on some Pure Poppy cardstock and angled them on striped patterned paper by Basic Grey.  Everything is adhered to a white card base.  I stamped my sentiment on a narrow strip of white cardstock and then matted it with Pure Poppy cardstock.  To fill the empty space on the left, I stamped a small pawprint.

So, now I have a new Christmas card to add to my stash!  This one was fun to make.  Hop over to Leigh's blog, To the Full, to see her Ink It Up card today.

Stamps:  Happy Howlidays (Lawn Fawn - Simon Says Stamp exclusive)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Silver (Encore Ultimate Metallic)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Aspen Frost 6x6 pad (Basic Grey)
Copic: R59, E55, E57, E59, W5
Misc:  Happy Howlidays dies (Lawn Fawn - Simon Says Stamp exclusive); Classic Ovals Small die (Spellbinders); Glossy Accents (Ranger); clear Wink of Stella pen  


  1. Oh, this is so adorable and fun! I love it!

  2. How darling your little reindeer dog is, surrounded by sweet candy canes, pretty layers and that special touch paw print! Love it!!

  3. Oh this is so cute!! I LOVE that fun little red nose on the dog and the candy cane background!!


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