I had the mindset that I would try to make holiday cards all year round but it was so hard to find motivation. I also told myself last year that I would work on my watercolouring and I can’t say I have done much toward that goal. A few projects here and there but nothing much to make me feel like I have made progression in any skill.
So for the last card in my Youtube Holiday Card Series 2017, I’m doing some Distress Ink watercolouring with Simon Says Stamps Cute Snowflake Stamp Set. This stamp set was originally part of a Simon Says Stamp card kit that was released last year. I still love the stamp set but definitely don’t use it enough.
I heat embossed a bunch of the snowflakes along the edges of the card with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the sentiment, “Wishing you the happiest, merriest, brightest, most fun filled Christmas ever”, from the Simon Says Stamp Peace On Earth Stamp Set, and embossed it with Recollections Gold Embossing Powder.
For my watercolours, I used Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, and Blueprint Sketch. I smooshed the ink onto a slick surface, wet my watercolour panel down first then picked up the colour with a brush and applied the colour to my surface.
I cut down the panel using Mama Elephant’s large stitched border from their Peek A Frame Creative Cuts then applied 3M Foam tape to the back and adhered it to my card base.
I basically just explained it all but you can also watch how it came together here:
This card design is also great for making multiples!
This card was also entered in Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge here.
Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! ^_^