Last Christmas was the first in many years when we sent greeting cards to our friends and family. It was a mixture of the postal service not working properly, me taking an offense at them and generally being too stubborn (OK and a bit lazy) to write greeting cards. But last year, when I made them myself (if you missed it, here is the post) I had so much fun that I decided I’ll do one this year as well.
This time around I wanted to do something different than last year. As I was gathering ideas I kept bumping into something, adult coloring. Whether in the form of a book, calendar, place mats or greeting cards, they are everywhere! So I thought, why not embrace this trend, and make something that is unique, but would provide the recipient with the opportunity to color a bit for Christmas. This is how this design was born.
Since I decided to made the cards by hand I had to think of some method to replicate the bear design. As I wanted them to be exactly the same, I could not draw them freehand. So it occurred to me that I could make a DIY light table at home. I used our coffee table which is made out of glass. I taped the original design on the glass, put one of our reading lamps right under it, turned the light towards the paper and voilà! I had a light table all ready to use.
If you yourself are into coloring, and like my design, then you’ll find a PDF version of it on my Printables page. Open it, download it and get coloring!
And at the end another little surprise. I wanted to do a little giveaway for you, my readers. Since around this time of the year in many cultures it is a custom to give presents to one another, I wanted to take this opportunity to give a little present to you. I wanted to give back to all of you who have been supporting me on my little blogging journey. I will be giving away three of the original cards I have made to three lucky readers. All you have to do in order to win one is to write a comment to this post, or on my Instagram. The contest is open worldwide and ends December 24th, 2016, when I’ll randomly select three winners whom I’ll contact directly. Good luck!