Noel

Tuesday, 17 November 2020


This is Noel, my watercolour card for the Watercolour Wednesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers. This week we are doing easy Christmas cards, and this was easy. We have a video that I can share with you here.

First up, I cut the Arches cold press watercolour paper to size and embossed using one of my Penny Black dies. I then taped off my shape for the tree with the help of my Misti ruler. I measured the cut piece finding the centre for the top, then measured from each side in for the bottom. I marked the spots with dots and used tape to mask it off.


I used Daniel Smith watercolours to paint my tree. Instead of doing the sway painting I did straight painting with shifting angles. I tried for a few more blooms, as I think they would add to the tree, but typically, when I want a bloom I can't get one.


In the video she did not do a tree trunk, but I decided I would, using a small sentiment from one of my Penny Black stamp sets. I picked Noel to use. 

Placing the card in my Misti, I lined up the first Noel in the centre right below the tree, and stamped with VersaMark embossing ink then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I then moved the card up 1/4 inch using the lines on my mini Mouse pad, which I have inside my mini Misti and repeating the process. I did this three times, which I think make for the perfect trunk.


Again I made sure all was dry before attaching the panel to my Gina K Design card base in Christmas Pine.

I got my Gansai Gem paints out again as I forgot to paint the star at the top of the tree, again using the Gold.


 I am happy with how this card turned out. It is an easy technique so I hope you will give it a try.

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