A Nutcracker Christmas

November 02, 2021

A Nutcracker Christmas

Hello and welcome, it’s Karen here again today.  I’ve got a Christmas card to share today that was made with a new stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs called “The Nutcracker”. Those dancing mice are just so sweet and the look on the Nutcracker is priceless! 

I started by creating the background.  On yellow cardstock, I used the Captivating Mandala stencil from My Favourite Things and blended on some Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold. I added a layer of vellum over top of this as I felt the stencilling was too distracting behind the images and the vellum softened it a little bit.  

I die cut a frame from white cardstock 4 times and glued 3 of these together to add some height. On the last diecut, I added some Tonic Moonstone Glimmer paste for a bit of shine, before gluing it to the other frames. 

I added in a few leaves and poinsettias that came from a Hero Arts “Stocking Bouquet” stamp set and placed these onto the frame. 

I used copic markers (listed below) to colour the little mice and Nutcracker images. I used a gold metallic marker to add in the gold elements on the Nutcracker and the crowns on the mice. I arranged the images onto the background and put the sentiment up on foam tape as well as the mice in pink and green. Those mice are just so cute! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a fun, creative day! 

Copic markers used: 

Nutcracker - R39, R29, R35, R20, R00, N8, N6, N4, E000, E00, C2, C1, C0
Mice - N2, N1, N0, R20, R00
Yellow dress - Y19, Y08, Y02
Green dress - G00, BG32, BG11
Pink dress - R85, R83, R81

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