Holiday Hi


I am in the mood for some Christmas cards so I thought I would go with one of my favourite stamps, being Penny Black's Hopping By. I just want to give this bear a big squishy hug!

I first die cut the piece of Vellum and splattered with Dr. Ph Martin's Spectralite Acrylic White Paint using a #2 round paint brush and set it aside to dry.

Once I picked the stamp I went to my huge stack of A Colorful Life Design stencils looking for this Snowflake Net Stencil. I think it is perfect with this design.

Using my Stay-tion on Arches Cold Press watercolour paper, I secured the stencil with the magnets, then spritzed with water. 

I mixed up the Daniel Smith watercolour in my palette as I knew I would need a fair amount, and dunked the sponge, then dabbed on the stencil. I did not do it very hard as I did not want a mark from the sponge, nor a blob of paint. 

I did this until the stencil was complete. Using the sponge enabled me to control the liquid, so there was not any water to seep underneath, and I like the texture the sponge left.

Once dry I attached the panel to a Gina K Design Ivory cardbase. I then attached the piece of Vellum die cut to the card.

For the Bunny I stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone then water coloured using Raw Sienna mixed with a bit of Roman Szmal Terra Pozzuoti, which adds the rusty colour. I did the scarf and ribbon on the parcels using Daniel Smith Phthalo Blue Red. The packages were done using Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmering Pen.

I had the thin piece of Vellum already cut so stamped it with the sentiment from the set using VersaFine Clair Ink in Paradise, then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and attached just above the bottom of the first piece of Vellum, again using the Vellum tape.

To finish I added Blue Babe Gloss Drops, keeping them on the Vellum. 

I very much enjoyed making this card and I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

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xoxo, Kia