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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Merry Christmas

This is the second card I created as a guest designer for  the Great Impressions Stamps September Challenge.   I know it's still early, but I've already seen other Christmas cards popping up on blogs, and thought this Poinsettias & Berries stamp by Great Impressions would make a beautiful Christmas card.  I gold embossed the stamp on some watercolor paper, and colored it in with Zig Clean Watercolor Brushes.  This is only the second time I've used them, I've been a little intimidated by them, but I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire using them, and thought I'd give them a serious try.  I colored the flowers with Carmine Red & Brown, the leaves are Olive Green & Deep Green, the flower centers with Pale Green & Yellow, and then fussy cut it out.  I really enjoyed using the brush markers & thought I did a decent job with them, they're pretty easy to work with.  I popped the poinsettia up with foam tape on this gold card stock from BoBunny, which was a ridiculously tedious task, considering all the pointy parts of the flowers & leaves!!  The Merry Christmas stamp is also from Great Impression, I used a dark chocolate Colorbox pigment ink to stamp it.  Then I added the whole panel to a dark green A2 sized card base.  Hope you like the results!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!





1 comments:

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous CAS holiday card Patty! I love how you embossed and popped up the poinsettias.
Crafty Hugs,
Ruza