Neon Winter Skies Card

Posted by Justin Averill on

Hello my Sassy & Crafty friends! Justin from the Sassy Crew here, and today I'm incredibly excited to be sharing one of my most favorite holiday cards that I made this year! This project uses the new Be Jolly By Golly set and the Snowfall stencil, both part of the super cool (get it, it's a lot of winter products) November Release!

I started this project like I normally do, and that is coloring up the snowman and cat image, 3 individual cats, and the present stack with Copic Markers. I fussy cut all of the images out, and set every one of them aside except the snowman piece, because I wanted to give them a little extra flair. Using a white gel pen, I added some white accents along the shaded part of his body. Next, I used clear glittery Nuvo drops to trace the shadow area with some icy curved lines, just for extra flair. I set the piece aside to dry entirely.

For my background, I had so much fun making that crazy Christmas-color inspired neon sky! I used the negative Tree stencil piece and the Snowfall stencil to mask off the hill and tree line. Using a red and green neon ink, I blended up the sky with some colorful splotches, filled in the blank space with Black Soot Distress Ink, and then went over some spots again with the red and green ink to really amp up that color. I used some white acrylic paint that I had watered down to splatter some stars into the sky (you could also look at them as snow), along with doing the same technique with some pink metallic watercolors!

I swapped out the negative Tree stencil piece and overlaid the Tree stencil on top, so that it lined up with the space left white by the negative. Taking Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink (not just Distress Ink), I entirely covered the tree line. Finally, I removed the Tree and Snowfall stencil, and used a light blue Distress Oxide Ink to lightly blend the bottom of the snow area to give it that icy blue look.

I also wanted to use the snow part of the Snowfall stencil, so, once again, I took the negative Tree stencil piece and placed it over my blended up tree line. I then placed the Snowfall stencil on top, so that the snow bits were in the sky. Using a white glitter gloss, I applied a solid layer over the stencil, removed the stencil and allowed the panel to dry entirely.

While drying, I prepared a sentiment strip with the "tis the season" sentiment from the Be Jolly By Golly set.

To finish this card, I took my dry panel and adhered it to an A2-sized piece of black cardstock to give it a frame. Next, I put foam tape on the winter hat kitty, snowman and kitty image, and individual Santa hat kitty. I adhered the dancing kitty and present pile directly to the card, and then placed the foam tape pieces in their place to create a little dimension. I also adhered the sentiment strip with foam tape as well. I adhered the entire panel to an A2-sized card base and was done!

I just absolutely adore these kittens from the Be Jolly By Golly set, and I know you will love them too! Be sure to check them out, along with the entire November release, on the Sassy and Crafty website!

Also, I'd love you to follow me along as well for even more crafty inspiration! You can find me on Instagram, my blog, and Pinterest as well!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting!


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