Big Wishes

We have a few January birthdays to celebrate and I am always in need of birthday cards for this time of the year. I took a look at my Christmas stamps to see what could be used for a wintery birthday card.  This sweet holiday fairy is perfect for a girl card.

1. Stamp image onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink.

2. Color image using Copic markers. Start with lightest color and leave a slight gap before lines. Add layers of shading using the next two shades of the color and blend with the lightest pen.

3. Add additional shading to image using gold watercolor pencil. Add highlights with white gel pen. Add a touch of Stickles glitter glue to the berries; let dry.

4. Cut image out using detail scissors.

5. Cut white cardstock panel slightly larger than image; mat on blue cardstock. Adhere image with foam dots as shown.

6. Make blue top-fold card. Cut and layer white cardstock and blue/white paper onto card front. Adhere image panel to card.

7. Stamp sentiment using black ink on white cardstock; matte on blue cardstock. Adhere to card as shown.

8. Punch series of snowflakes from white cardstock. Adhere to card along right side of cardstock panel.


  • Penny Black Stamps: Wish Big, Fairy Holly
  • My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper
  • Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
  • .too Marker Corp. Copic Markers: E00, E02, E21, E33, E35, B00, B02, B05,Y28, Y00, Y11, YG03, YG05, YG07
  • STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Cardstock: white, blue
  • Detail scissors
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Snowflake Border Punch

I hope this inspires you to look at your holiday stamps in a different way!

Suzanne Czosek from Suzz’s Stamping Spot (

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