Monday, December 3, 2018

Holiday Anya

Look at that!  I'm back again almost lickety-split with another coffee themed card to link up for the Coffee Lovers blog hop!  Did I mention how much fun I have making these coffee themed cards??

This card was also a labor of love.  During the recent 30 day coloring challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin, I colored up this sweet Holiday Anya 6 from The Greeting Farm.  I did two versions.  One stamped with black and the other with Inkon3 fadeout ink.  I really wanted to do some no line coloring.  I'm not going lie, it's hard for me!  I am however pleased as punch with how she turned out!

Here are the Copic colors I used:

Hair-B02,23,24 & 28
Collar/Shirt tails-T1, 3, 5
Skirt-V01, 04
Mug-BG32, 34, 23
Marshmallow-E42 & colorless blender
Skin-E00, 11, 13, 21
Dots on mug-white gel pen

After I was done coloring, I added Nuvo aqua shimmer in glitter gloss (love this stuff!).  As soon as it was dry I went ahead and cut her out with scissors.  I decided to leave a small white border all the way around.  For the little section between her feet I used a craft knife.  

I pulled out three patterned papers from the Doodlebug Frosty Friends paper pad.  I have been trying to actually use my patterned papers instead of hoarding them.  It's SO hard!!  I just want to admire the paper all day long.  LOL!  I cut the dotted aqua/green paper with an oval die from MFT Stamps.  The striped paper I cut out using a rectangle die from Mama Elephant.  The white paper is cut out with another rectangle die from the same Mama Elephant die set.

I dug through my colored cardstock collection and found a pretty purple that matched so I cut an A2 sized cardbase.  I glued each piece in place and added Holiday Anya on top.  I didn't use any foam tape for any of the layers.  Then I stamped the Mugs & Kisses sentiment that comes with Holiday Anya in a gray ink onto white paper.  I didn't have quite the right shade of blue so I took my B28 copic to a piece of white paper to make my own!  I layered it with the sentiment and this was popped up with foam tape.

I though some sequins would add some extra sparkle but I ran across these assorted snowflakes that I got as a freebie gift from Lawn Fawn.  I glued them around wherever I thought they looked right.  There you have it.  I am quite enamored with this card.  Hope you like it too!

Don't forget to make some fall/winter coffee/tea/cocoa themed cards and link it up right HERE! Be sure to use #fallwinter2018clh!

I'll be seeing you soon!


  1. So cool and with lots of my favorite colors too. They look so beautiful together.

  2. Cute card and fun image. I love your coloring of her hair.

  3. Oh my, that's some awesome coloring! GREAT card, so cute!

  4. Beautiful card, stunning coloring!

  5. Adorable card, Kristina. Lovely image, great colors.

  6. I'm not sure about the blue hair, but this sure is fun and colorful. It sure made me smile.