Have a Very Merry Christmas with Amy Sheffer

It's Friday!  This means our December guest designer Amy Sheffer is back with us!  Here's Amy to tell us about this adorable Christmas card:

I have a thing for tree stamps -- funky trees, geometric trees, realistic trees, it doesn't seem to matter -- so naturally, I was smitten with Scandinavian Prints Christmas. Looking at all the different options takes me back to combinations and permutations in math class! I wonder how many unique tree designs you could actually stamp with this set?!

I decided to use some of these trees to create a scene for the adorable bear from Beary Merry. I'm often fairly literal with my scenes, as in skies are blue trees are green, etc., but today, I wanted to try something a little more fun and playful, so we have a minty green sky and pink and turquoise trees. To get the speckled sky look, I started with ink blending, then splashed a little water (which lifts some of the ink and leaves lighter spots), then added ink splatters, and finished with some opaque white splatter for the look of falling snow.

My bear is colored with Copics, except for the fun plaid scarf, which is paper pieced. I love how the Beary Merry diepartially cuts the bear's paws so that he can be holding something, but I also think he looks pretty fab all by himself (which worked out well since I don't have the Beary Merry dies yet).

I finished the card with a few sequins in the sky and some black and white baker's twine for embellishments.

I just adore this sweet fella and his whimsical wintry forest! See you again next week!


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