Good afternoon! Thanks for stopping by for another Anything Goes week at Christmas Card Challenges! There are no rules this week except to create a holiday card so dust off those stamps and join the fun! I decided to break out a stamp set I’ve owned for awhile but never used. I wasn’t quite sure where I was going when I started but I loved how it turned out!
I started out by die-cutting the snowdrops from the Clearly Besotted Winter Blooms set with watercolor paper. The dies from Clearly Besotted are solid which makes it a little harder to see how they line up so I usually die-cut the paper first and then stamp. I stamped the flowers with versamark and then heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Next I colored the leaves and stems with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. After adding two shades of green I went over them lightly with my water brush. For the flowers I added a tiny bit of shading with a gray marker and then added lots of clear glitter from my wink of stella brush pen! I set that aside and went to work on the background!
For the background I taped a piece of watercolor paper onto my work surface with post-it tape. Then I smooshed chipped sapphire, tumbled glass, and stormy sky distress ink onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water, and then applied ink to the watercolor paper using a piece of acetate. The flexible acetate gives you more control than smooshing with an acrylic block and I like being able to manipulate the ink to give me more or less coverage depending on the look I’m going for! After I finished with the distress inks I put a little iridescent medium from Winsor and Newton on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water, and applied it using acetate.
Next I wanted my snowdrops growing out of a snowy bank so I ripped a piece of white cardstock, applied versamark to the torn edge, and then added Wow Diamond White embossing glitter. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with versamark and heat-embossed it with Ranger Silver embossing powder. To finish the card I trimmed a little off the top and then mounted it to a top-folding card base of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock!
Make sure you check out all the fabulous inspiration the design team is bringing this week and I look forward to seeing your creations!!
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