Tuesday, December 9, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 12 "Shiny Blue Christmas"

Hi Everyone!

Today's card features some embossing and watercoloring. I started with a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper and embossed it with the snowflakes embossing folder. Then I adhered it to a cutting board using strips of masking tape. I tried to get some of the stickiness off of the masking tape by peeling it off my jeans a couple of times; and I made sure as well, that when I adhered my paper down with it that I had even borders all around. This is what gave me the white frame around the colored center.

Next I used a watercolor brush with Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, and Tumbled Glass distress inks to brush on the color. I left the paper adhered to the cutting board until it was completely dry before removing the masking tape. While that was drying I embossed the sentiment with Versamark and silver embossing powder. As you can see, I had a lot of excess powder on my card...I must not have prepped it well enough with my powder tool :( I added the silver dashed lines and then adhered the colored panel to the left side. I added some white paint dots and some sequins for a final bit of interest. 

Here are the two cards side by side for you to see, as always. Thanks for visiting with me. Have a great day; and I'll see you again tomorrow for Day 13!


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Rene said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous cards, the colours are just stunning! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Christmas' challenge! Holiday Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Shelly said...

How pretty!! I love your water colors...gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful cards Dori, gorgeous colors!

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges Challenges this time. I love the technique you have used on these great cards. Good luck, and please join us again soon. Christine DT

Lin said...

Two stunners Dori. Love the gorgeous colours on the embossed/stamped panels.

Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Christmas

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