Sunday, December 20, 2015
Sharing another Christmas card I created for this year's batch. Hope you enjoy. :)
Cool Pool Color Splash and a Round Paint Brush to create a watercolored effect on watercolor paper. It's my most favorite method with this medium and allows me to create some lovely backgrounds! I just dipped my paintbrush into the bottle, applied it to my paper and added some water to spread it around. Easy, peasy!
After that, I added some Journey Modeling Paste by spreading it over some paper spackling tape (I have a huge roll from Home Depot or Lowes). I distressed the paper up a bit with some silver Rub-n-Buff too. That gave it a bit more vintage look. When rubbed with a cloth, the Rub-n-Buff creates a beautiful metallic shine along the edges and surfaces of any medium. It's awesome and comes in several different colors.
Next, I stamped the deer from Winter Holiday Bundle onto Whip Cream cardstock using some Clear Embossing Ink and White Embossing Powder. I also stamped the trees with Lemon Grass Ink and distressed with a bit of Whip Cream ink to soften it up. I then diecut it using the coordinating dies in the stamp/die bundle. While the diecut was still in the die, I burnished the inside edges a bit with my Bloom Tool so they would be more rounded when removed. Next came the assmeblage of a variety of papers and embellishments.
I cut up a piece of printed paper from the Going Places collection and added some silvery ric-rac and some antique white seam binding. The little colored chocolate wrappers (found in the decorator aisle at Joanne's) are some of my most favorite embellishments to work with. I find they add just the right amount of shine to my cards and help create the dimension and collage effect I so love. I also used a store-bought paper doily as my FSJ Doily Die was hiding from me.
When done with the front panel, I opted for a basic white card base. I loved all the white in the card and didn't want a background color to distract from it. I don't often create "white cards" so I made sure to have a lot of restraint in mounting. A few little Pearls finished it off.