Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Noel Poinsettia

Good morning, friends!  I'm popping in with one more Christmas card this week.  This is actually a very easy card to create, but it takes a LOT of time to dry.  It took about 8 hours or more for this one to dry.

I misted a piece of watercolor paper with some water and then sprinkled some Infusions watercolor powders (Frankly Scarlet and Emerald Isle) all over it.  I misted it with some more water just to get the powder wet and allow the colors to blend together.  I placed the beautiful Single Poinsettia stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over this watercolor panel, pressing it down into the wet colors.  Then I left it alone for 8 to 10 hours so it could dry completely.  When I removed the stencil, this is what appeared.  It's so magical!

I added some black pearls to the center and the die cut sentiment (Honey Bee Stamps) to complete this card.  I love how this looks and I can't wait to make some more panels like this with other stencils in my stash.

If you don't have this Single Poinsettia stencil yet, head on over to A Colorful Life Designs to go shopping.  Be sure to use this code, HollyFan10, when you check out.  You'll get 10% off your entire order.  Happy Shopping!


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Birthday Donuts

 Good morning!  After focusing on Christmas cards for the last few months, I am now turning my attention toward birthday cards.  I want to make my cards for the year ahead because I am terrible at mailing them out!  Let's see if this helps - cross your fingers!

On this card, I went super simple.  It's just a white card folded in half, and I stamped this fun Birthdays and Donuts image from Technique Junkies with black ink.  After the ink dried, I colored the donuts with Luminance colored pencils and went over the sprinkles and glaze squiggles with a white gel pen.  That sentiment just cracks me up.  LOL

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Gnome Girl

Good morning!  This Gnome for Christmas set from Technique Junkies is such a fun set of stamps to play with.  I colored this sweet gnome girl with Copic markers in a red and aqua color theme and then stamped the sentiment at the bottom with black ink.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Beauty of Christmas Flowers

Good morning!  Can you believe it's December already?  I'm popping in with this richly colored Christmas card that I created with the Christmas Flowers stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  This is one of my favorite stencils, and I couldn't resist playing with it this week.  To create my deep berry-colored background, I sprinkled some watercolor powders (Infusions) onto some watercolor paper and then misted it with water.  I placed the Christmas Flowers stencil on top and left it there until the whole thing was completely dry, which took a good 8 hours or so.  

You don't want to use a heat tool to speed up the drying because it could melt your stencil.  It's best to just leave it alone to air dry.  It's always fun to peel off the stencil and reveal the background.  You never know what it will look like until it is completely dry, and no two pieces are ever the same.  For this card, I used Blackcurrant and Violetta Infusions powders to achieve that gorgeous purple-red-pink coloring.

I love how this almost has a stained glass look to it.  Isn't that just perfect for a Christmas card?  If you'd like to pick up this Christmas Flowers stencil, please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you check out at A Colorful Life Designs.  You will save 10% off your entire order.  Have a wonderful day!