Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Let's get away from Christmas cards for a moment. With the weather the way it's been, we might as well think about fall grapevines. The background in the card below was done with watercolour paper, and Nuances from Magenta. We then used the negative of the die-cut as a stencil, to create the green leaves in the background. We then layered the actual cut-out on top of the other two layers.

The printed paper is from Hot Off the Press. I feel that this paper complemented our watercolour background very nicely. Both the Nuances and the Color Bursts pigmented powders are such fun just on a watercolour bacground. Once you start playing with them, you'll find all kinds of reasons and card designs to incorporate the papers you have produced.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The artwork in this winter-berries stamp even shows you where the berries are frosted! The stamp was stamped in VersaFine Sepia onto white cardstock. We did also stamp a second Majenta stamp of finer branches for more detail and colour. The berries and leaves were coloured with Tombow Markers. We added a bit of Broken China Distress Ink towards the top of the white panel to look like sky.  We then used a glue-pen and Stampendous Chunky White glitter to create the lovely snow-clusters. This stamp is a very practical winter stamp and as it can take you from December thru February, it is not just a Christmas stamp. To finish this card off, we die-cut an Interlace border from Nellie's.

The colour combination of turquoise and red is always one of my favourites. It is retro and modern all the same time!