Today’s projects feature O Christmas Tree and Take a Bough Die (which was released last year and was re-released this month). I created two watercolor beauties…
For the first card, I saw the stars and trees in O Christmas Tree and knew I wanted to create some kind of night scene. I love using watercolors for creating skies and scenes. The trees are perfect for this, as you can see below.
I started by stamping the stars with VersaMark on white watercolor paper and heat setting it with white embossing powder. Then I did the same with the sentiment. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to create the gorgeous galaxy-type look. I added some white ink using Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink around the big stars to brighten them up. I forgot to link below but I sprayed white pigment spray (which will be retiring) after everything dried. I stamped the trees using Distress Inks in greens and brown and added some watercolor touches for a faded look. Once the panel was dry, I glued it to my white A2 cardbase.
I sometimes do have regrets with my cards, but it’s a process so I’m quite forgiving. One thing I would have done differently is stamp the sentiment last. 🙂 With distress inks, you can rub it off the embossing but it’s hard to do with watercolors. There’s a tip for you 🙂
For the second card, I used Take a Bough Die to create a cool card. 🙂
I wanted to use cool colors with gold and I used Gansai Tambi watercolors again. Cool tones make me think of cooler weather and snow. First, I took my watercolor paper and die-ct some of the snowflakes. I set those aside while I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat set it with gold embossing powder. I added various watercolors, including gold. After it dried, I added splatters from both Gansai Tambi and Mission Gold watercolors. I stamped the stripes on the side of my panel with Delicata gold ink.
I glued the panel to my white A2 cardbase. I colored the die-cut snowflakes in similar colors and added over the card using foam tape. I sprinkled some gold glitter that stuck to the foam tape areas peeking out. 🙂 Look at that metallic shine below from the gold watercolors, which was hard to capture when photographing from the front.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Stop by again next Wednesday for my last guest post with Concord & 9th 🙂 Thank you for visiting! ♡
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