Happy Merry Monday, everyone! I trust you had a great weekend! It’s time to get inky again and make some Christmas cards! Karren is our wonderful hostess and she has a sentiment challenge for us this week:
Since I have been playing with the Seasonally Scattered set from the holiday mini, I thought it was perfect! I wanted to try a little different technique for me, and although I had to play with it a bit (and I don’t think the photo does it justice), I was happy with the effect in the end:
I began by heat embossing the sentiment on Soft Sky with white craft ink and white embossing powder; I then began to watercolor in and around the image with Soft Sky ink, then Lost Lagoon, and finally Island Indigo. I tried to give the letters an ombre look, but when I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter, it hid the effect a bit, but I think you can still see it. My “christmas” sentiment is from Endless Wishes, and I love how when I stamped it over the watercolored area, it muted it a bit….very pretty!
I stamped a few snowflakes from the Endless set as well, very subtly in Soft Sky and dazzled them up too! Since I wanted the sentiment to be the focus, I added two simple mats of Whisper White and Island Indigo before adhering it to my Lost Lagoon card base. Hope you like it! AND I hope you’ll play along too! Be sure to check out all the amazing samples at the Merry Monday blog too!
Cassidy received a very nice package in the mail at Grammy’s house last week:
You’ll have to stop back to see what she got!!! Have a blessed day!