The Night Before Christmas First Edition Markers Tutorial

Add a personal touch to the centre of your Christmas cards this year with a hand coloured image to delight your friend and family. 

You will Need

The night before Christmas 8x8 papers, wooden shapes, Snowman stamp, blossoms

Dovecraft Christmas Back to basics Sentiments & 3D Stickers

First Edition Nesting stamp die set

Dovecraft True Blue Card blank

First Edition Markers – 00, 01, 05, 14,15,  16, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42, 44

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How to Make 

1.Stamp the image onto white cardstock. Colour the image with the markers, start to colour each section with the lighter tone pen, Imagine where the light is coming from then add the darker tone to the sections furthest away from the light, to create a shadow effect. Blend the colours together by going over the section with the lightest colour. You can also use the 00 blending pen to achieve this. Go around the outside of the image with the lightest shade of blue; use the blender pen to soften the harsh line.

2.Cut a piece of red polka backing paper 14.5 x 14.5cm, adhere to the card blank.

3.Trim a piece of present backing paper 13.5 x 13.5cm, stick down onto the card.

4.Cut a piece of Robin paper 11.5 x 11.5cm and adhere to the card blank at an angle.

5.Cut a strip of striped backing paper to 4cm x 15cm, adhere to the middle of the card blank.

6.Die cut a piece of snowflake backing paper using the nesting stamp die, adhere the image to this. Add to the card blank using foam tape to add dimension.

7.Add some of the blossoms to the top right corner with some of the leaves. Add one of the back to basic stickers to the top.

8.Take one of the wooden elements and colour in with the first edition markers, add to the bottom right of the card. 

9.Finish with a sentiment in the bottom left corner. 

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When making your Christmas cards stamp several images and colour the same stages at the same time to speed up the process, have fun mixing up the colours if making a few cards. Upload and share your colouring projects in the gallery for everyone to see! 

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