Thursday 5 December 2019

Warmest Wishes

Good Morning
Here is another holiday card all ready to be mailed. 
I really like how this one turned out.

I began with the Graceful Whisper stamp from Penny Black and placed it into my Misti.  Using my Tombow markers, I coloured directly onto the branch, sprayed with water and stamped onto my white cardstock.  I repeated that process a few time, introducing different colours on parts of the stamp until I was happy with the look.
Next, I rubbed some Candied Apple DOX ink onto my non-stick craft mat and using a wet paint brush, I watercoloured in the background.  I had some ink left on my mat so used that to splatter then I also rubbed along the edges with some Rusty Hinge DI to darken it a bit.  
I placed the piece back into my Misti to stamp the sentiment from the PB set called Joy and Merriment.  Really lovely sentiment set with a variety of fonts which I love.
I simply mounted the finished piece onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
The Artistic Stamper- CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Shopping Our Stash- HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Stamps- Joy and Merriment (PB); Graceful Whisper (PB)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Candied Apple DOX; Rusty Hinge DI; Tombow Markers
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; Mister (TH); inking tool


Pat said...

What a pretty PB stamp Karen and the deep pink is so pretty, and a great sentiment to finish it, you so many great ones. x

Viv said...

Beautiful card x

cuilliesocks said...

This is a stunning card Karen, love the branch with the luscious red berries, beautifully designed, Kate x x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful Karen.
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Karen! Pure loveliness and serenity!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this Karen - the multiple colours on the stamp makes for a fascinating result

marilyn said...

Love a Christmas card like this with non traditional colors! This is really stunning and I've always loved this technique...even makes me look a little artsy!

Susan said...

So beautiful - and such different colours for you! Such lovely rich red berries against the soft pink background.

Donna said...

Karen, this is just gorgeous!
Thanks for celebrating the holidays with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I love the colors.

Loll said...

I love this gorgeous stamp and you've used it to perfect here, Karen. So pretty with the red berries and softly watercoloured background. xx