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Winter Scenes Card Class

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Winter Scenes Card Class Introduction

      1:26
    • 2. Stamping Inks & Cleaning Stamps

      3:03
    • 3. Winter Card: Stamping Image

      1:28
    • 4. Winter Card: Colour Image & Glitter

      5:48
    • 5. Winter Card: Assembling Card

      5:01
    • 6. Santa Card: Stamping Image

      1:48
    • 7. Santa Card: Water Colouring Image

      7:40
    • 8. Santa Card: Assembling

      4:00
    • 9. Town Square Card: Stamping Image

      1:28
    • 10. Town Square Card: Copic Colouring

      7:26
    • 11. Town Square Card: Assembling

      5:34
    • 12. Winter Scenes Card Class Thank You

      0:28
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About This Class

Welcome to Winter Scenes Card Class!

This is a perfect class for beginner Card makers to learn several different stamping Techniques and create some Beautiful Festive Winter Scene cards in the process.  

Each part of this class is broken down and presented in manageable pieces.

This Class includes a PDF Supply List that has pictures of each card made as well as the supplies used.

Download the Supply list HERE.  Each supply is linked to where it is available online to save you time trying to find what you will need.

In this Class we will be covering:

1- What type of stamping ink to use and why.

2- How to clean your stamps.

3- How to stamp your image.

4- Colouring with dye based markers.

5- Simple water colouring technique.

6- Colouring with alcohol based markers.

7- A simple technique for glittering your image.

8- Assembling your cards.

*note*  When handmaking cards there WILL be imperfections.  Those imperfections are part of what makes your artwork unique!  Learn to embrace them!

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1. Winter Scenes Card Class Introduction: Hello, welcome to winter seasons card class. I'm Cheryl. I'll be teaching this class for you. This is the stamp said that we're going to be using this particular class. And these are the cards that I am going to be showing you how to make. Now, just because I'm using this particular stamp set, does not mean that you have to have it and you must use it. You can use it for any other stamp that you have. These techniques will transfer over quite easily and quite beautifully. I will be including a supply list within this class that will be linked to all the supplies that I have used when I'm demoing, showing you where to get them, saving you time, having to source it yourself. We're going to be doing three different cards. Each one of the cards is using a different technique to color in the images. You could easily stamped many of many images and do that same technique with a bunch of cards and have more than three cards finished before we're done entirely up to you. If you're a beginner, I would suggest starting small. But if you've done a little bit or if you've already taken this class and are doing it over again, you could do multiple cards at once. That way, if you're having to wait for something to dry for one particular card, you might as well wait for three or four. Now, having said all of that, Let's get stamping and makes them Christmas cards. 2. Stamping Inks & Cleaning Stamps: Now before we even get started, let's talk about stamping inks and cleaning our stamps. So for two of the cars were going to be using water-based products. So I'm going to be using some water-based pens for coloring and for one. And we're going to be doing some water coloring for another cart. So for that, I want to use a permanent stamp for this class. I'm using ranger I archival ink in jet-black because it's a waterproof ink. You need special cleaner to be able to clean it off your stamps. So I like to use ultra clear. There's a bunch of different ones that work there is. You could also use stays on for both of these techniques. And there is stays on cleaner which will also work for this. You can get archival stamp cleaner as well, but you wanna make sure that you're using a cleaner that is meant to be used for a permanent ink. The other card that we're going to be making, I am going to be using Copic markers or which is an alcohol-based marker in order to color it. Now, this particular marker does not like the archival ink or this stays on a cocoa, the season right here, that's what it takes to you. And so for that particular card, I need to use a Momento ink that one, their friends, they work together. The other thing that you could use is a brilliant graphite black ink. This one here though, you need to emboss it with some clear embossing powder in order for it to work. Otherwise, the alcohol-based markers will be pulling the color from your ink. So we don't want that. These are just alternatives that you can use if you happen to have them. And these are what I'm going to be using in the class. Now, for this particular Momento ink, you can use a diabetes cleaner, a water-based cleaner that will work for that. You could even use some soap and water and just dry it off. That'll clean it nice and easily. You can also use the same cleaner that we're using for the permanent ink that will work as well. So I like to use a stamp scrubber in order to clean my stamps. Some of them, this one here is just a scrubber on one side and there's nothing on the other side. You can get ones that have scrubbers on both side. And what I like to do is I like to spray my cleaner on the bomb, use my screw up my stamp wall. It's still on the acrylic block. And then if you have one of these ones that only has one scrubber, you can clean it off or dry it off with some paper towel or An old cloth or whatever that you're cleaning regularly. If you have one that has two scrubbers in it on each side, you keep one wet and dry. So you scrub on one and then you dry off on the other. And that is how you're going to be Stamp inks are going to be using and how you're going to clean your stamps. So for the coming sections, I'm going to tell you which income using, but I'm not going to go through those exact steps over again or tell you why, because we've already covered it. We'll see you in the next video. 3. Winter Card: Stamping Image: So the first card that we're going to be making is this winter scene card class or card here. So I actually, I'm not sure if you can see it in the video, but we are glittering it once we're done covering it. So first we're going to be doing the stamping. So I like to use acrylic blocks that have a bit of a grid on them. I find it helps me keep them straight. So these stamps just cling rate to the block here. So I've made sure that I've got it lined up with one of the lines in my acrylic block. I'm going to turn it over. I'm going to ink my stamp. Now, so many people think that you have to have an ink pad that's as big as your stamp, you absolutely don't. So first I'm going to just rub it on there and then I'm going to tap it because I don't want any smear marks in that ink. Makes sure that it's nice and inked. And then we're going to lay it down and press nice and firmly all around it, making sure that it doesn't shift. Once we are done that we're going to lift it straight up. And now we've got our stamp damage. So I typically leave that to dry for a few minutes while I'm getting all my other things ready. I do want to make sure that it's good and completely dry so that I'm not accidentally smearing some wet ink while I'm coloring. Will see you in the next video where we're going to be doing some coloring. 4. Winter Card: Colour Image & Glitter: So now we're going to be coloring in our image. And this particular one, because it's a winter scene, it's got quite a bit of whitespace to it. But there are some parts that we're going to color and I'm going to be using dye based markers for them. This particular one, at least one particular ones are tumble markers. There are other brands that have died based markers as well that you can be using. And I will list all the colors that I'm using on the supply list. You can use the exact same colors that I'm using, or you can choose your own colors are just similar colors. It doesn't need to be the exact colors as this. So I'm going to put a little bit of green in the trees. You just saw. I colored the time of arrest on or a moon. I don't really know. I'm thinking it's kind of a little bit later at night. So I put some candlelight in. Candlelight, some light in the windows there just to make it look like it's a little bit later at night and that they're lit. Put some blue in the sky here. And I am coloring fairly quick and easy. I'm not taking too much time to think about what I want colored where once we are done the coloring, we're going to be glittering the entire surface. So you're not going to be seeing a lot of really, really fine details. You'll still see detail through the glitter because we're using the clear litter. But you're not going to be seeing very fine detail. And really when you do these glitter cars, most people are just fascinated with the glitter surface more than other job. Now having said that, if I were to leave a big streak in the sky, white or color something wrong, you would still see it between the glitter. But you don't need to be too critical of your coloring job. So my sky is blue there. Let's put some brown in the trees. And the ink that we use to stamp it as perfect because you can still see some of the colors that we're using over top of the ink. And that's what I wanted. I didn't want it to be a lot of black space. I wanted to be able to see some of the color and some of it we're seeing because they're open spots in the image. But some of it, it happened to be a stamp a little bit lighter, say in this area here. So you see it through that there. And I don't know, I'm going to leave that little bit of brown on my fence, but there's not a lot of space there and they're quite tiny. With their teres. We're going to cover that green. And we'll do some red here. Just to make it a little bit more festive. So I've got it completely colored there. I have sheets of Sukh Wang. You can also get them in roles I'm just going to do be doing it by the sheet. For this particular card here. This particular sheet has backing on both sides. If you do it from the role, you don't have backing on both sides. You only have backing on one side. So I am unrolling it. And I'm going to press my image down, face down into the adhesive. This is how we are glittering it. Tableau markers are water-based, dye based, so we can't go put some liquid glue on top of them and then literate, because the liquid in the glue would make the colors in the marker start to run. So I put my tape on here, I felt a little mat here that I'm going to cut on. I'm going to take me an exact dough knife and I am just trimming off that adhesive there. And then there's a tiny little sliver it of adhesive here. When these bits of adhesive on the side are a little bit bigger, I tend to keep them and I just stick them to the side of my role and I'll use those to color or to glue cards together, but that little tiny piece. So I'm not going to do that. So I can still see exactly where my image is in here. And what I'm going to do, I'm going to get a script. I'm going to take the backing off of my piece here, trying not to touch the adhesive as much as possible and I am pouring glitter all over top of it. You don't need to worry about being stingy with the glitter because anything that goes onto this scrap piece of paper, we're going to be putting rate into our container again. So nothing is going to waste. And you want to make sure that the glitter that you're using as transparent because we want to be able to see that image underneath. If you use white glitter, you're going to be covering the entire thing up. And I'm taking the backing of my adhesive here and I am rubbing it. And what that is doing is that is flattening the glitter a little bit. It's giving it really good contact with the adhesive. And that way when you give your card to people is not going to be bleeding glitter. So there we have our stamped and glittered image. We'll see you in the next class or the next video where we're going to be putting our cart together. 5. Winter Card: Assembling Card: Alright, so now we're going to be putting our cards together. Now you can see I've got a lot more whitespace on the image on this piece, then I do have on my card. So first thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to trim the sides of the image here. And I do that by lining the side of my image here on the ruler of my trimmer. That way I know it's nice and straight. And then for this spine here, this top part here, and the bottom part here, I have a decal trimmer that I'm going to be using. Now, if you don't have a digital shop or you could use some default scissors, or you could use your regular camera and just color it, cut it flat, that would work as well. But I just wanted to add a little bit of the deck old edge on here. So I'm again lining up that top of the image there with the ruler on my server. And then I'm going to trim it. And then for this one here, I'm lining the bottom of my script here with the ruler and I'm cutting it as well. Now what I'm going to do and let's get this trimer out of the way. I'm going to glue this piece onto my brown. I have my brown already cut to the width of my card, which is 5.5 inches. I will write all these measurements on the supply list so that you have that. So by having the Brown already the width of my card, I can easily center it. I'm taking the Turner back out because the brown has defiled and from the top and the bottom as well. So I'm going to once again line it up. I want to see just a little bit of that brown. I don't necessarily want to see a ton of it. And there we go. Now, I'm going to take my card base and I'm going to score it in half. So I have a score pal here. This is my favorite way to scorecards. It's got everything lined up. I happened to have taken some Sharpies so that that sorry, that four and a quarter is already highlighted. I know exactly where it is. So I score it. I use the corner of my score pal, and then I use the folder that comes with it, the score tool that comes with it. And I make sure that's a really nice crease in there. Putting glue on the FAQ. And I am going to, I want this a little bit closer to the top and the bottom, so it's not centered because I want to add a little strip of ribbon to it. Now I don't like to use that liquid adhesive that I've been using for my ribbon. I like to use Sukh Wang for my ribbon. So all I do is I put the tape down. Nice thing about the C playing is it just rip so I can just open Arctic the backing off like that. It can rip the end. I don't need to take some scissors out. And I'll put my little bit of ribbon down the excess off. And then what I did on the card is I added just a little snowflake term that I happened to have. You could use a little snowflake die cut. You could use wooden laser cut piece if you want. It doesn't necessarily have to be a charm. Oops. Let's try the other end of that. And I've got some silver cord here that I am threading through the top of that term. Credit all the way through the area. And now I'm going to cut a simple, not know Bo and then make the bot smaller. And just play with it until you like exactly how it looks for the size of the card that you have. And then you're going to edges of those are the little tails of those. And I use just another little piece of the souk weighing on the back of the term. Again, ripping it. The wider sizes of the soup when you can't or you can't rip, but up until quarter-inch you can easily read. And then I'm just using that bit to glue it in place. And now we have our completed cart. Will see you in the next card video. 6. Santa Card: Stamping Image: All right, So this is the second card. We're going to do this little Santa on the roof scene. So we're going to add watercolor, this one. So we're going to need to use our archival ink as well. I have it set up on the stamp setup on my acrylic block. And they rub the ink over at first and then tap making sure that it's good and wet. And you'll notice that the papers that I'm stamping on our bigger than the final size, typically stamp on bigger pieces and then come down once I'm done coloring my image. That way if I have it a little bit cricket or what not, I can trim it, square it off, that sort of thing. So I've got my image stamped, I'm going to let it dry. One thing to note because I'm water coloring, this is watercolor paper. You don't watercolor on regular cards, doc, it's not meant for that and it's going to bubble. You need to do water coloring on watercolor paper. The other thing is, I am using distress ink refills to do my water coloring with. I have them in these palettes. I have all the distress pads and so therefore I have all the reenters anyways, and I really like water coloring with them because the colors are really quite vibrant. And I can control how bright or how pale I want each one of the colors. Now, if you don't have these, you can use any other diary anchor that will work. You could use watercolor pencils, you can use a watercolor palette, watercolor crayons. Anything meant for water coloring will absolutely work with this card, will see you in the next one where we're starting to watercolor. 7. Santa Card: Water Colouring Image: All right, Our images dry so we're ready to watercolor. This is the brush that I like to watercolor with. It has a reservoir arrayed in the handle that holds the water. You can use a brush and a couple of water if you like. That will totally work. I tend to be a little bit of a klutz. So if I have something open, like a cup of water opened with a brush, I tend to knock into it and make a mess. So I really, really like this brush because I don't have an open thing of water. I can control how wet or how dry it is. I have been using this particular brush for many, many years. Okay. First of all, that's too dark, so I'm going to take a little bit off on the paper towel here. And then I'm going to use my water to spread. What is there out. Now it's turning a little bit brown. I wanted the sky to be a little bit dark a little bit. Whereas it again, I keep losing which one I'm using a little bit at nighttime. So I'm using with the distress colors, the one that I'm using is called pumice stone. The other thing I like about this particular water brush is if I have too much water on it, I just tap it on my paper towel. If I don't have enough, I just squeeze it and I get more water on it. When you're doing your water coloring, you don't. So I've got this guy here that I just water colored. I'm not going to do the moon right now. I'm going to wait till the sky has dried. Before I do the moon, I have a lot of other spaces that I can work on until then. So I'm going to do the deer. I have a little little thing here that I made while I was painting, so I knew what colors I used were aware. So I am using gathered tweaks for the deer. And with it a larger area, I would tend to go a little bit more careful on where I have darks and lights, where the shadows and the highlights would be. These are fairly tiny area, so there's not really a lot of room to be able to do that with. So for right now, we're just worrying about getting the color on there. We've got the deer down there. I'm going to do that same color have gathered to exist on here. I'm going to do that same color for the sled. And then I'm going to use fired brick for my house and my Santa. Now, these reinforce that I'm using for your Greek history here. I have a little palette here that I have them in and I have them labeled what colors, the end where. And it just helps me keep track of exactly what color I am using and where I have it in my palette. I have to store this palette horizontal. I can't put it sideways because these inks will never dry on that plastic. So if I were to tilt it up, I would have them running all over the place and I don't want. But it's a great way to have one tool that does two different things. So here we increase the ink your pad, using them to also watercolor with all right, guys, probably dry enough. So I'm going to get the peel paint here and I'm going to paint my tree on the left that try. The other thing I love about this brush is when I go between colors, I just squeeze a little bit of water, rub it on the paper towel, and I am completely ready for my next color. Let's do some these tree trunks over here. I'm gonna do that one and we'll do them on stage. That Turker. And it doesn't matter again, if your colors are exactly the same as mine. If they're close, if they're a little bit different. If you wanted the tree being it, to be a different color, absolutely. This is your project. You painted a different color. I'm just going to clean my brush out here. And I put a little bit of red. I keep flipping between them. Between my palette is pivotal to read on those gifts that are sitting on the roof there. And then my last thing to do is assign, but I don't think that tree is Quite, quite dry yet. So what I'm going to do, I have to gel pens here. I'm going to put some gold on the little rains that are going up to the T here. And this is just going to add a little bit of, just a little bit of different color to it. Cooled on the little harnesses that they have on there. So one of these gel pens is that gold and the other one is a clear, bold letter, one. Clear glitter one. I'm going to do little antlers, make them a little bit sparkly. And it's just going to add a little bit of different texture to an otherwise flat surface. And obviously it doesn't need to be perfect. If you have something else you want to use, you absolutely can use it. I'm also going to put some of this sparkly one as the little bows and level ties on the gifts. Let's do cent for on his cap and his fearless do that a little bit sparkly. Make the Santa sac gold. Because we can, why not? And then the moon is probably dry enough by now. So I'm going to get the color there. And the color that I'm using is called scattered straw. And I don't want to be careful that I'm not going into the next color like as long as the color beside it is dry, you're good. But if you if I was safe, like put my brush over top of those trees, that's going to rehydrate that color. It's going to pull it right into what I'm working on and I don't wanna do that. So I'm going to let this completely dry and then we will trim it up and put it on our cart. And I'm just noticing this again. In order to get rid of like if you happen to go over a line, just take a clean brush and wipe it away like that. Lighter colors, you can do that too. If it's a really dark color, you probably can't you can probably just get a little bit more forgiveness a little bit, make it a little bit later. All right. Now we're going to let that dry. I'll see you in the next video where we start to assemble or card. 8. Santa Card: Assembling: All right, So our image has dried now and we're going to first turn it down for the front of our card. So same as the last one. I take the first side and I line it up with my ruler. And I find that gives me a nice even border around the edge of my and I'm going to do it around all four sides and make sure it's nice and square. And then after that, I'm going to glue it onto my burgundy piece here. And this burgundy pieces already trimmed to the width of the card. So I'm just centering it between the two sides and then I'm going to have about that much space from the top. And then I am going to trim it on the bottom. And that went a little bit. Touch too. Narrow it down just a little bit. Before you do that. If you're going to ink the edges like I did there, you want to do that before you add the burgundy. Missed that step. Because the burgundy is fairly dark. I can do it this way. So I just have a jumbled Arbor and I'm using a distress pad. You could use whatever because you'd like to do the inking. I just wanted to give this a little bit more of a vintage look to it. So you do that as much or as little as you want. I just wanted to have a little bit on it. Just, you know, take my here, I'm going to glue it to my cart. So I'm using a Tombow blue here. And the reason why I like it is because you don't need a ton of blue to make it like to stick it. And then when you do stick it down, you have about five seconds to shimmy it in place and once it is down and stuck, it is done. You the only way to get cards apart this way after that, is to rip them apart. So your card is never going to fall apart on you. Which is always good to know. I've got my Sukh weighing their same stuff that I used for the last card to glue my ribbon down. We'll do this piece down right here. Sides. Now for this one, instead of using a charm like I did last time, I have this wood shape here. This particular one is made by boat bunny. I know I've seen them at dollar stores around Christmas, the winter times, so you could find them there. The other thing you could do a little dicot, you could do a little charm, you could do whatever you want here. You can even do just a bot with the ribbon that you're using. It doesn't have to be exactly what I have here. I'm going to take my Tombow, put it on the back of the reindeer, glue that guy in place. And then I'm using a little bit of sticklers to add some sparkles too. Horns. And I'm going to add a little bit on daughter red stick close to his nose. I typically when I have a Santa image, I'll typically put a red nose on one of the front ones. But because there's two in the front, there's not a clear leader. It was a little bit harder to do that. And then I'm taking my gold gel pen and I'm just giving them a little color there. And a little bit on the hoofs as well. Oops. Typically I'll wait for my glue to dry before I start adding things to it. But there you go. So this one here is done. We'll see you in the next section for the next card. 9. Town Square Card: Stamping Image: All right, so now we're onto our last card, which is this little town square one here. And we're going to be coloring it with Copic markers. So as I said at the moment we're talking about inks. I need to use my momentum ink pad. This is a dye based ink pad, but it works really, really well with Copic markers. Once I've stamped it, I make sure that the stamp, the image is good and dry before I start coloring, you want to make sure to do that, otherwise, you're going to start pulling some of the black from the stamp ink into your image. And we don't wanna do that. Make sure to press nice and evenly all the way around and get a nice clear image. And there we go. We're going to let that dry. I have all my corporate colors here. I will have a list of every single color that I'm using on the supply list. Again, you can use different types of markers if you want. These are alcohol-based markers and there are several different types of alcohol based markers to choose from. These are the ones that I've been using from the beginning and they are my absolute favorite. So I've never changed from using them. And so I have Chao markers here. They come in different forms as well. But these are the ones that I have that I will be using. We'll see you in the next video. 10. Town Square Card: Copic Colouring: All right, so my image is dry now and I'm going to just start coloring. Now these Copic markers have a brush tip to them and they also have a chisel tip to them. And I typically color with the brush tip. That chiseled tip is good to color with. If you are like if you have a really large background, then you can cover some more area with it. But I like the brush tip because it's got a nice flexible tip to it. Get fairly fine. So you can get a nice little points in there. I'm going to use my pale yellow for the Windows. And I use nice and light strokes when I'm doing this. Now the nice thing with Copic markers is you can get some beautiful blending and shading with them, which is an eye. I just see that I've added a little window in there. Sometimes that happens especially with an image like this where you're not exactly clear where every single thing is. But that's okay. And we turned that into a window and it will be just fine. Things as long as she commit to it. If it looks believable anyways. And there's so many times when we're having a stamped image that I'm not exactly sure what some of it is, but you just make a decision and go with it. So I've got my windows there. So the nice thing with Copic markers is you can get some beautiful blending and shading with them. Now these particular, this particular image, the pieces are quite small, so there's not a lot of shading that we're going to end up doing simply because there's not enough space to really even see it. But we'll do a little bit just to get a feel for it, just to get a bit of a touch to it. I did my light yellow for that part. I'm going to add a little bit of a brighter yellow, just closest to the street lights here. And then I'm going to do this building in a brown and I'm realizing that I have a lighter or darker brown than what I used for my sample. And once again, I mean, you can be coloring these any color you want to color. You don't necessarily to have them exactly the same as mine. I keep taking my lid off on the chisel tip and not the brush tip of my markers. There is a little mark on them just to tell you exactly which type is which, but I never actually look at them ahead of time. So it makes it quite fun. So I'm going to do a tiny little bit of shading here. So I'm gonna do a little bit of shading with this and to do based on basic shading which the Copic markers, you go in with a light first, then you go with the dark where you want the shading, and then you go back with the light. So I'm gonna do a little bit under the ruffles, skirt here. Let's do some greens. I'm doing the coloring quite quickly because I don't want this video to end up being super, super long. So I and I typically color fairly quickly anyways, I usually fairly decisive listing their grief there where I want some dark parts. I'm going to just put a little tiny bit. And again, these images are so tiny that you're not going to lot of this detail as well as the fact that the stamp has a lot of sheeting in it so that it does some of the shading for you. So you don't need to get too crazy with being precise with your darks and lights. Let's do some browns for a little wagon here. The nice thing with Copic markers is they're refillable. I just realized I use my dark color instead of my light color. That's why this is turning out so dark. The nice thing with the Copic markers is they are refillable. So you can either find a store that has a refill service or you can buy refills and fill them yourself and they're really quite simple to refill. And because of that, once the marker is dry, you're not going to throw it away. So it saves having unnecessary excess stuff in the landfill. Little bit more responsible. It's nice to be able to refill a marker with ink rather than throwing it away once we're done with it and an ink refill will fill the marker several times. So it's a lot more economical as well. Let's make this one brown here. Look at the back here. So you'll see the marker goes through the paper that is absolutely normal and that's how it should be. When you're doing lots of blending, you'll see that all needs to be on almost be like a reverse image on the back of your piece. And that's how you basically know you've done it right, is if you've got your marker going all the way through, through that way, you know, you've used enough ink. The other thing to keep in mind while doing this and for an image this tiny, you don't need to worry about quite as much. And you want to make sure if you're wanting to be precise with your coloring. And especially on an image where you're going to see where things have seeped through. You want to color just shy of your lines because this particular ink, it does spread out a little bit on the card stock. So we want to make sure to go a little bit shy of the lines. Let's do some of these grays here on Close. And then while the Incas drawing it will go all the way to the edge for you. And that's something that comes with practice as you get to know your markers. Well, I'm just gonna do this gray just because I have it in my hand and I'm a little bit of this light quickly here. I was trying to keep the colors as crisp as possible, but it kind of limits the palette a little bit, little bit of green for this reef. I think that's all I'm going to leave it as I will see you in the next video where we assemble our cart. 11. Town Square Card: Assembling: All right, so let's assembler cart. And once again, first step is to trim down this image piece. Like I said, you could have these pre-cut right size before you stamp, but then you'd have to be extra careful when you're doing your sampling. So this takes some of that need for precision out of there. So we've got that ready there. I'm going to glue this to my brown piece. And my brown pieces, the width of my card. So it's the perfect width already. So I'm going to center it between the sides and then have a boat that same amount coming down from the top. Fluids in place. And you may notice my sample card has the letter on it, but I haven't done it for this image. And the reason for that is that glitter is still didn't really cut nice. And clearly that glitter is sickles and sickles is glitter glue and it takes a little while for it to dry. So I would have had to wait between the two steps to let it dry for quite awhile. And I didn't want to do that. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to assemble my card and then I'm going to put my stickers on it and let it dry. Which is a great step if you happen to be doing a whole bunch of a car, of a different card and you want to be able to streamline and a little bit is you can put all your cards together and then you can add listicles at once. And then for myself, I typically have to leave the room because when I have wet glue sitting on my desk while I'm working, that's typically the first place that my hand lays or that I put something down. So it's typically safer for me if I leave the room once that's done. So I've got my ribbon down same as the first two cards. And I did with this one is I added some little dicot Holly as an accent. So I have this little dye here. You could use a punch. You could have some pre-cut greenery. And what I'm gonna do so that I know that it matches exactly. My card is I'm going to use my Copic markers to color them. So I simply cut it out in white card stock is the same white card stock that the image on my card is stamped and colored on. So I know that the colors are going to lend. And then I'm doing a little bit of some of the dark green and then color. And typically what I would do if I, again, if I'm doing a bunch of the same card, is I would go and I would color a lot of holly all at one time, rather than coloring it for each and every card. That's going to save you a little bit of time as well. We've got our berries there, I've dropped my you don't want to leave these markers with the lids off because that is a good way to have a marker dry out. So I'm going to use some collage medium here, put a little blob there. And I'm going to take my little dicots. I'm rolling them a little bit with my fingers and give them a little bit of dimension and make it look a little bit more real on the front of the card there. If I were to just glue them and flat, it would just look awfully flat. And I tend to like it when it has a little bit more dimension to it. And then my little berries here, I am going to put them in the middle of that holy there and let them let them dry. Before they dry though, I can add my red circles for those barriers just to give them a little bit of sparkle. And then I can add the testicles to my cart. Now, when we're talking about the Tombow markers, the dye based markers, I said you don't want to add any liquid glue to those because they're dye based and the colors were structured will start to run. Now with kopecks, you don't need to worry about that because they're alcohol-based. So adding wet glue or stick goals or whatever on top of it, it's not going to make your colors start to run. So that is another great thing about the alcohol-based markers is you can add wet glue, you can add glitter, you can add Glossy Accents, whatnot rate onto your cards after they're colored. And it's not gonna make anything run. Your colors are going to stay exactly where they are. Not move. So I'm going to add a tiny little bit glossy accents as well. Just right over the center of that lamp there just to make it nice and shiny. So I'm not going to show you this one that's completely wet because I put my finger and stuff. But you can see right here. So you'll see a tiny little bit of gloss where that little lamp is. And then you can see the glitter on the top of the roofs for all of the all of the snow. And you'll see, and I did this exact same way as well. I did it after it was colored, nothing ran or got blended in. There you go. Your last card is done. 12. Winter Scenes Card Class Thank You: Thank you so much for joining me for this class. I hope you enjoyed learning these different techniques and creating these curves. And remember the techniques that you've learned can be used for any stamp that you want to use them with. Please take a moment to leaves and feedback. Let others know how you found this class and let me know how valuable you found it as well. Thank you so much. We'll see you in the next one.