Same But Different Christmas Card Series 2019 – Elves in Copics & Pencils + Video!

Welcome to my Same But Different Christmas Card Series for 2019.  And what better way to begin than with some Penny Black elves.  My Gimme 5 cards series began with an idea from Jill, which came from this very Christmas series, so a BIG thank you Jill, for your support and encouragement!

Today I wanted to compare some colouring and also to share how easy it is to make some simple changes to a card so that it can look the same but different (wink).

I started with the Bauble Balance Elf and used my Copics to add some bright cheery colours.

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The sentiment for this card is from the Beaming Stamp Set.

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I offset the same image on some Desert Storm Cardstock and coloured this time with Prismacolor Pencils.

Same But Different Christmas Cards - Penny Black Elves in Copic and Pencils 1

I added a die cut sentiment this time from the Merry and Joy Die set.

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The second Elf is from the Beaming Stamp Set and again started with Copics.

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The sentiment for this is from the Thrill of Hope Stamp Set.

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This time I centred the image and coloured it again with Prismacolor Pencils – to me both versions look similar but there are some differences  for sure.

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The die cut sentiment this time comes from …bright and a small ‘everything’ from the Merry Builder Stamp Set.

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My final card design is a little different and this time I wanted to use the pencils on the white cardstock.  I stamped the elves together and did some simple highlight colouring.

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This time I stamped the sentiment over the images and I used the Merry Builder Stamp Set again (this one is a beaut)!

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and the cards together

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and more

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You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

I’d love to know, what medium is your fave to colour with?  For me? I travel between them all I think lol..  Now don’t go far, because I have a bunch more Christmas inspiration coming up at my blog!  Big Christmasscardy hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Copics – 0 / E000,00,11,25,33 / BV02,04,20 / B000,01,02 / Y11,17 / YR04 / YG03,21 / T2,4 / W7 / RV00,02,04.
Prismacolor Pencils – White / Black / Yellow Chartreuse / Chartreuse / Green Spring / Powder Blue / True Blue / Non Photo Blue / Deco Pink / Blush Pink / Neon Pink / Process Red / Parma Violet / Violet / Light Peach / Peach / Sepia / Sienna Brown / French Grey 50% / Warm Grey 70% / Cream / Canary Yellow / Spanish Orange.

Solar White 110
Solar White 110
EH
Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
EH
Desert Storm
Desert Storm
EH
Foam
Foam
SSS | EH
Stamp Masking Paper
Stamp Masking Paper
SSS | EH
Bauble Balance
Bauble Balance
PB | EH
Beaming
Beaming
PB | SSS | EH
Merry Builder
Merry Builder
PB | SSS | EH
Thrill of Hope
Thrill of Hope
PB | SSS | EH
...bright
…bright
PB | EH
Merry and joy
Merry and joy
PB | SSS | EH
Onyx Black
Onyx Black
SSS | AUZ | EH
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
SSS | AUZ | EH
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
SSS | EH
Gamsol
Gamsol
SSS | EH
Blending Stumps
Blending Stumps
SSS | EH
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
SSS | EH
Copic Multiliner
Copic Multiliner
EH
Crystal Clear Droplets
Crystal Clear Droplets
EH
Prisma Glitter
Prisma Glitter
SSS | EH
Spectrum Noir - Crystal Clear
Spectrum Noir – Crystal Clear
EH
Tombow - sand Eraser
Tombow – sand Eraser
EH
Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana
SSS
Craft Knife
Craft Knife
SSS | EH
Tweezers
Tweezers
SSS | EH
Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
SSS | EH
Scissors
Scissors
SSS | AUZ | EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
SSS | AUZ | EH
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
Stamp Blocks
Stamp Blocks
SSS | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
SSS | EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
SSS | EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
SSS | EH
Quickie Glue Pen
Quickie Glue Pen
EH
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
SSS | EH
ATG
ATG
SSS | AUZ | EH
Purple Tape
Purple Tape
EH

25 thoughts on “Same But Different Christmas Card Series 2019 – Elves in Copics & Pencils + Video!

  1. Therese, these are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your stunning work, love your same but different series.

  2. Your little elves are adorable. Beautifully coloured. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Thank you for sharing these colouring processes with us. It really helps to watch the pencil colouring as I’m not so confident using this medium.

  3. Such a beautiful stamp set. Loved all the cards today and was very inspired by them all.
    As usual your colouring was on point.
    Really enjoy this same but different series and your video today made my day.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  4. Great tips. I like the comparison of the different layout options – it really changes the cards. Love those happy colours. It makes me want to give pencils another try every time I watch you use them!

  5. Oh Therese, love, love these gorgeous cards, these little elves are adorable as can be and your amazing coloring just brings them to life.
    I love the beautiful effect of Prismacolor pencils on Kraft card stock, the colors blend beautifully without any Gamsol.
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations, watching you at work is a treat.
    XO

  6. Your cards are adorable. The stamp set is so perfect, anyone who receives these cards will be smiling when they look at them. The coloring and layouts are perfect!

  7. you did such a fantastic coloring especially their hats. Not my usual style but I do love what you have created – thanks

  8. They’re all so adorable the way you coloured them Therese! I really love that elf all tangled in the lights, he’s so cute! and great tip about the lost highlight being saved by your eraser, i’ll be using that one in the future!

  9. It’s always so fun to watch you color, and I love that you showed it in both Copic and pencils! Those are such sweet elves and you colored them all beautifully!

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