Sunday, 17 December 2017

Winter Cheer

Good Morning.
Happy that I had time to play with this wonderful stamp called Red Delight by Penny Black.

I began by masking my card front then placed the stamp into my Misti, coloured directly on the stamp with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and pressed onto the paper.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the colours and shading. 
 I clear heat embossed the image next as I wanted to watercolour in the background.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB sentiment set called Yuletide Wishes and also clear heat embossed that.
I used some Peeled Paint Distress ink to watercolour in the background by pressing the pad directly onto my non-stick craft sheet and picking up the ink with a wet paintbrush.
To finish off my card, I splattered some of the green ink left on my mat and some diluted white acrylic paint all over my card front.
I removed the masking tape and mounted the piece onto a dark red cardstock.

Thanks so very much for coming by to take a look.
I truly appreciate you for visiting.

Adding my card to these challenges:
(watercolouring, heat embossing)
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK 
Penny Black Saturday- CHRISTMAS/WINTER
Crafty Calendar- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Red Delight (PB); Yuletide Wishes (PB)
Ink- Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento 
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; paintbrush; white acrylic paint; clear eb powder; Painter's tape;
Mister (TH); heat tool


Susan said...

Beautifully coloured - I love the watercolour look you got with your Tombows and spritzing. And isn't that the best technique - heat embossing after colouring the image so that you can easily add a background wash! I'm using it more and more.

Susan said...

Forgot to add - thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I just got this stamp and now will need to follow your instructions. Wonderful watercolouring with your Tombows.

Barb said...

A beautiful and very elegant card Karen. Barbxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and gorgeously done.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my, so very beautiful Karen, gorgeous floral image and a wonderful design, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Love the technique of clear embossing the image and the sentiment and then water colouring the background. What a gorgeous card x

Chris said...

Fabulous stamp and the watercoloured background is beautiful...a truly gorgeous festive card. Thanks for joining us at craft Calendar.

Pat said...

Another beautiful PB flower stamp Karen, and love the watercolour effect in those wonderful bright colours. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloured and heat embossed poinsettia my friend. TFS Hugs and Happy Holidays.

nancy littrell said...

P.S. TFS with us at CAS Mix Up, Karen. Hugs

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card - love your background!!
May your Christmas be blessed with love

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this poinsettia, Karen! The red couldn't be more perfect and the soft green watercolor background shows it off beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. I love this image and have it as well. It's so pretty and you have made it even better with your watercolouring skills. xx

Creative world said...

Fabulous winter card with fantastic background..thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hope to see you again
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Bobby said...

This is such a beautiful poinsettia, Karen. I have to remember to clear heat emboss when I do this technique. You make such lovely backgrounds doing that.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - awesome stamping!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2018!
Helen x

Tanja said...

love the watercolor look - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More