Hello! I’m back on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a little bit of festive Xmas in July. When July comes around, I try and make a few Christmas cards to relieve the stress around November time, so the next couple of posts will be Christmas themed. Apologies to those who think the C-word should be banned until at least December!

I love the ‘Hey Bear’ sets from Sugar Pea Designs. I’ve used the Sugar Pea Designs Hey Winter set to create this relatively simple one layer card.

I started out by stamping the bear from the Sugar Pea Designs Hey Winter in some Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I had to do a little bit of masking, but that was nothing a Post-It Note and a black marker couldn’t handle. I stamped the trees in the background, drawing in some of the mountain detail with an alcohol-friendly marker.

Now onto the fun part! I coloured the scene in with my Copic markers, making sure to saturate the card to get a good blend.

Finally, I stamped out the sentiment below the bear – it’s a good idea to do this after colouring the background, especially when using lighter markers, so that they don’t bleed or smudge the sentiment. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas card without some white pen to add some snow!

I’ll be back shortly with another Xmas in July card!