Welcome to the weekend.
I am playing with some stamps from Penny Black and feeling happy to have another Christmas card done for the holidays.
For this card, my MISTI was a most helpful tool. I love to color on my stamps and this tool helps me add layers of color to create a watercolored looking design.
I began by using some Painter's Tape to mask the edges of my paper. I wanted a nice clean white border left around the stamping. I positioned the Penny Black Cones and Berries stamp inside my MISTI, colored with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped. I repeated that process, layering the colors from light to dark. When that was dry, I used some Antique Linen Distress Stain to watercolor the background. By using a lot of water with the stain, I was able to create shadows around my branches.
The pinecones looked a bit washed out so I painted in some details using white acrylic paint and splattered some over the whole piece to look like snow.
I stamped the sentiment from the Festive Cheer set using black Memento ink.
Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
Simply Create Too- CHRISTMAS COLORS
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
A Gem of a Challenge- SNOWFLAKES
Allsorts Challenge- LET'S MAKE A START ON CHRISTMAS
Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting.
Supplies: stamps- Penny Black/ ink- Memento/ Distress stain/ white acrylic paint/ MISTI/ Memento markers/ paintbrush/ painter's tape/ Mini mister