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Stamps aren't just for Christmas - Create with the Cozy Town Stamp set!

card christmas Copic Colouring Cozy Town Hero arts repeat stamping verity Biddlecombe

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas despite never-ending pandemic. I've got a quick post today showing you that stamps aren't just for Christmas! Haha, see the pun I did there! Well, today I've got a fun card that uses the Hero Arts Cozy Town stamp set, originally a stamp set created for Christmas cards. With a few simple techniques, you can switch up and stretch your Christmas stamps to create cards all year round! So let's get started!

Written and photos Stamps aren't just for Christmas: 

Start off by stamping a selection of the buildings from the Hero Arts Cozy Town stamp set in alcohol friendly ink onto white card. I'm going to use Copic markers on this card, however, if you don't have alcohol markers you can use any colouring medium you prefer, pencils, watercolours etc. 
For a patterned panel like this, I find it easiest to place my panel over some fun foam and then repeatedly stamp the buildings with acrylic blocks, already loaded up with the stamps making it much faster. This is a much quicker and easier method than using you Misti and keep moving the stamps around.  In addition, stamp a selection of the trees next to and in between the buildings. 
 
 To create a fresh look to the card, keep the building walls white and only add a touch of shading with a very light grey marker. The blue and red shades used contrast well against the white to add to the freshness of the card, I alternated the colours between the roof and windows/doors on each building. (Copic marker colours used at the end of the post)
 
To add colour to the trees, I used the dot method by adding small dots of colour over the stamped designs. I started with my lightest green and adding varying darker shades over the top as you moved in towards the trees. After mounting the stamped panel onto a card base, I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Altenew Ditsy Print stamp set to finish the card off. 
 Copic Marker colours:
Blues: B32, B16, B18
Reds: R22, R14, R24
Greens: YG03, GO5, GO7
Greys:COO, CO2
      
    If you enjoyed today's card, please let us know and we would love to see your cards if this has inspired you.
     

    Shopping list for Stamps aren't just for Christmas!:

    Links to supplies at Bumbleberry Papercrafts Shop:  

    Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
    Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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    Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
    Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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    Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
    Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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    Original MISTI  2 - My Sweet Petunia
    Original MISTI 2 - My Sweet Petunia
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    Dainty Swiss Dots - Altenew
    Dainty Swiss Dots - Altenew
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    Cozy Town - Hero Arts
    Cozy Town - Hero Arts
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    Ditsy Print Stamp - Altenew
    Ditsy Print Stamp - Altenew
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    If you enjoyed this post and create a card like this, make sure you share it in the Bumbleberry Craft Room on Facebook for us to check it out!


    Until next time!

    Verity

     


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