Craft Collaborative Christmas Card Hop On Instagram + Giveaway

By | 12/07/2021

I am participating on a hashtag driven Christmas Card Hop on Instagram.  You just need to go to IG and type in #ChristmasCardCC and you will find all the participants in today’s hop.  There is also a $20 gift card being given away for Trinity Stamps if you comment, like and follow the participants.

#christmascardcc Instagram hop and giveaway


I used a stamp set that arrived in my mailbox yesterday! I just ordered the Bouncing Mouse stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  She’s having an Advent Calendar event this month and after I downloaded the freebie on Day 1, I couldn’t resist shopping.  I got a couple of digital images and this stamp set.  As soon as I pulled it out of the package, I had to create something with it.

Gerda Steiner has wonderfully whimsical images.  I also love that many of her stamp sets are small sets so they are very affordable.



#christmascardcc Instagram hop and giveaway

I started by creating my background.  I always create my snowbank template from a piece of scrap paper.  I hold that in place to ink blend the sky.  Here I used Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire.  I also added some shadow to the top of the snowbank using Copics: BV00, BV0000, and C1.  I added some Altenew white ink splatter and some water mist to create a snowy background look.

I also used Copics to color my images.  Once they were colored, I cut them out with my Brother Scan-n-Cut.  I love that machine!  It has saved me a fortune in die cuts!!

#christmascardcc instagram hop

I attached my images with foam tape and added some white gel pen and journaling pen details.  I also used a W5 and W3 Copic to add some shadows below the images.

My sentiment was added in the same Maker Forte Color Hive Eclipse Black Ink that I used to stamp my images.  It is my favorite black ink for using with Copic markers!!

#christmascardcc instagram hop




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