Saturday, August 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.

It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!

I took my inspiration from a lesson from Sandy Allnock's Autumn Scenes Class. I thought the "spooky forest" could be used as a transition look from Autumn to Winter. Add in my little yeti with his Christmas lights and it completely changes the look from "spooky" to festive!

I started this card by stamping my little yeti and then began sketching in my scene using my lightest BV. I'm not going to go into details on how I created the forest since that's a class from Sandy, but if you like the look be sure to check out  her class. It's a lot easier to create than it looks and I had a lot of fun with the other lessons, too!

After my background was complete, I went in and dotted in some color for my yeti's fur. I wanted to keep some texture to keep him looking furry, so I didn't try to blend very much, just used those dots to create a shadow and then kept adding dots in increasingly lighter colors. I colored in his face with some E tones and then added just one coat of each color for the lights. I added a small shadow below my yeti using colors from my background.

To finish it off, I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment (Are you YETI for Christmas?) in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in white powder. It's actually easier to see the sentiment in person. Trying to get a good picture was actually a little difficult! I adhered my colored panel to a white card base and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other stops in the hop!


  1. Absolutely amazing! I was wondering what beauty you'd create with that handful of markers you teased us with on Instagram the other day!😂😂😂 this is phenomenal! Great job!

  2. LOVE...LOVE...LOVE your amazing card. Your background is stunning and your sweet yeti is just too darn cute!

  3. Oh wow, Rachel, this is fabulous! I loove your woodsy scene! I'm putting that class on my list to do very soon! Amazing!

  4. This card is just too cute! Sandy Allnock is amazing, is she not? I love the background you've created for this card, & while we'd like to know how it is done, good for you for not going there. It looks like you must have learned the technique perfectly.

  5. This is awesome, Rachel!! I love your background in blues!!!