Good morning! I hope your week is going well. I’ve been getting a lot of crafting done, so I’m a happy camper.
Today I decided to play along with this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I love all of the dimension in this one little sketch!
I started with my watercolor background. I laid down four different colors of ink on watercolor paper and dried each color with the Heat Tool. First I laid down Island Indigo with my Aqua Painter; I wet the area I wanted to cover with the Aqua Painter, then added the ink. I have been neglecting this color, and it’s one of my very favorites! I’m so happy to use it again. After Island Indigo was dry, I wet an overlapping section of the paper, then covered it with Bermuda Bay. After I dried that, I did the same with Fresh Fig. Then I added Marina Mist around the edges, but then I covered most of the Marina Mist with more Island Indigo.
After my background was done, I stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings and Snowflake Sentiments all over the background in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it in white. I added this to an Island Indigo card base. I added the Silver Mini Sequin Trim using the Tombow glue. I cut two branches out of Whisper White cardstock with the Seasonal Layers thinlits. After I glued the right-hand ends down to the card, I covered the branches in Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the pictures, but the branches are very sparkly! I embossed the sentiment, from Christmas Pines, in white on Island Indigo cardstock, then trimmed it down and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. That is up on Dimensionals.
I thought the card needed just a little more, so I did a little watercolor lifting to get the droplets in the background, then added quite a few dots of Wink of Stella all over the background.
The inside sentiment is also from Christmas Pines, and I added Wink of Stella to the word “sparkle” so it… sparkles.
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One of the gems you’ll find in the Christmas Around the World designer series paper is the piece of paper I’ve used on this card. I love the simplicity of the snowfall as a background. So I took that and turned it into a simple card.
Before I added the paper to the card base, I stamped the right edge of the base with the snowflakes from the Tags & Trimmings bundle. After I added the paper, I added two snowflakes cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Tags & Trimmings bundle. Then I stamped and punched the sentiment from the Merry Little Labels bundle. Finally, I added some Iridescent Sequins.
I lined the inside of the card with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped along the right edge with the same snowflakes as the card base.
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