Clean and Simple Christmas Card

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Hello, I wanted to use the extra small stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Concord and 9th to create a simple Christmas card with embossing and Distress ink watercolouring.  The list of products I used are listed and linked to the shop below.  Let me know what you think of this card.  I think the Candied Apple was too strong a colour.  What Distress ink colour would you have used?Clean-And-Simple-Christmas-Card

 

On a piece of 11 x 14cm watercolour card I stamped the sentiment “Making Spirits Bright” with Versamark embossing ink and the small star stamp going across the card from the bottom left to the top right.  I poured on some Hero Arts embossing powder and heat set until all the embossing powder had melted and was smooth.  I stamped a few of the stars at a time and poured on the embossing powder as I went so I could see where I had already stamped.

I taped this panel down to a board and used some Distress Inks to add the colour.  I smooshed Candied Apple and Abandoned Coral onto a palette (a piece of Neenah card inside an Avery Elle storage pocket) and used a size 8 watercolour brush and a clean pot of water to add the colour in a loose way.

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I kept most of the Candied Apple to the embossed areas and tried to keep the colour lighter at the edges of the card – but I think the Candied Apple took over so there isn’t much colour variation.  I left this to air dry then trimmed it down to 9.5 x 12.5cm.

 

I die cut the largest Cross-stitched rectangle from a piece of watercolour card and pushed my Versamark ink pad over all four edges, to make a border.  I poured on the same embossing powder and heat set.  I foam mounted the watercolour panel onto this embossed panel and added some clear sequins from a sequin shaker mix in two different sizes. The Jewel Picker is a great tool for picking up and placing sequins and beads.  I placed the sequins along the same line as the embossed stars and used the sequins to fill in some empty space.  Inside each sequin, I added a small ivory pearl gem from my stash.

 

PRODUCTS USED

STAMP

Concord and 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout

 

DIES
Lawn Fawn Cross-stitched Rectangle

 

INK

Versamark Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Candied Apple
Adonboned Coral

 

EMBOSSING
Hero Arts embossing powder

 

EMBELLISHMENTS
Little Things by Lucy Sequin Shaker Mix

 

CARD
Ranger Watercolour card

Bazzill Marshmallow white card base

Neenah Solar white card

 

TOOLS

Marvy Jewel Picker
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine

Cuttlebug C Adapter Plate

Avery Elle Storage Pocket

Tim Holtz Storage Jar – as water jar

 

ADHESIVES
Tombow Mono Multi

3M Foam Tape

 

OTHER
Ivory White pearl gems

Heat Gun
Watercolour paintbrush

Janet-Sig

 

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