Whee, it's Wednesday...the week is half over! AND it's March first! I am keeping up with my Christmas card-creating, so at the end of the year, I should be in good shape! Today's card uses the Merry Monday prompt of "Shimmer and Sparkle", as well as the Global Design Project sketch, which is to CASE the talened Kylie Bertucci's card:
Stampin' Up! came out with this gorgeous poinsettia stamp a couple years ago called Joyful Christmas; I thought it would be pretty in lieu of the florals that Kylie used! Here's my take on her sketch:
I used Versamark and Real Red ink to stamp each image on watercolor paper, then embossed them with clear embossing powder, making sure I cleaned my stamp well between each inking! Then I watercolored the florals with Watermelon Wonder, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler inks...and you know me, I always "loosely" watercolor!
I colored the centers with a Zig Painty gold pen; added some Encore Gold speckles, gold sequins, and heat-embossed the "Christmas" from Time of Year with Encore Gold ink and Gold Glory embossing powder:
The "merry" is from a Paper Pumpkin kit, I believe from Christmas 2015. A wee bit of gold thread peeks out from behind the sentiment as well, and I used Real Red glimmer paper for a little mat and gold foil for the card front! Although this is a little more flashy than my usual style, I think it's pretty! It certainly sparkles and shimmers!
Trying out a bus stop selfie with my new phone!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details--All Products Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted|
|Stamps||Time of Year, Joyful Christmas (ret), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Paper Pumpkin (Nov 2015?)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Watercolor, Gold Foil, Red Glimmer|
|Ink||Versamark, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore|
|Accessories||Gold Wire, Gold Sequins (Verve), Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Zig Painty (ret)|
|Tools||Heat Tool, Aquapainter|