Tis the season of gift cards and cash! Well certainly for my older niece and nephew who are now part of the work force having just started their first jobs. I wouldn’t dream of trying to choose an actual present for them these days so I love having some money envelopes at the ready :D And what better way to bring a smile to their faces along with the £ than with the Ugly Sweater set from Simon Says Stamp! With flashbacks to Bridget Jones’ diary I think they will really get the ugly sweater craze and they wouldn’t be the only ones either as this set has proved to be really popular!
These envelopes are so easy! I wanted the colouring to really stand out so I cut the Gift Card Envelope from 120b Simon Says Stamp white card to give a sturdy quality feel and the perfect base for some rich Copic colouring. I stamped the sentiment from Sweater Words & Appliqués first to give the best spacing for the sweater from Ugly Sweater which is stamped in Memento tuxedo black along with the Santa image.
I spent some quality time with my Copics trying to get a good depth of colour with some smooth shading and then hit the accents – glossy accents for the holly, red stickles for the berries, wink of stella all over and finally a bit of white gel pen for the dots :D You can see all the sparkle and shine in this photo I snapped when I was making the envelope. You can find me over at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I share the odd peek and random photos :D
I coloured and accented the envelope before folding and sticking it together. I thought this one would be great for my nephew, so for my niece I went slightly more feminine with a deep pink backdrop to Rudolph (Sweater Words & Appliqués), added some star dust glitter to his antlers and instead of the white gel pen dots I added white enamel accents.
I love colouring with Copics and it just so happens that Simon Says Stamp are having a 25% off sale so grab them while you can :D
The winner of my little thank you giveaway is …..
Congratulations Kathy T.!! I’ve emailed you :D Thank you to everyone who took part and showed your support here on the blog and over at Facebook; sharing my crafty pursuits with you is what I love :D
Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp ugly sweater, sweater words & appliqués; Dies – Simon Says Stamp gift card envelope; Card – Simon Says Stamp 120b white; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black; Accents – Ranger glossy accents, Ranger star dust stickles, Ranger xmas red stickles, Ranger white enamel accents, Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen, Signo uni-ball white gel pen; Copics 0, Santa jumper – W0, W1, W3, E51, E53, R11, R12, R22, R24, R29, E37, G20, G24, G29 Rudolph jumper – E13, E15, E18, E71, E77, R29, RV21, RV25, RV29