Creative Nugget: The frame for this card was done by painting watercolor onto an acrylic block, spritzing it with water, and stamping it onto a piece of watercolor paper. Distress inks were painted right on the Wildflowers stamp by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, spritzed with water, and stamped inside the frame. The sentiment is from the Script Birthdays set, also by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. A few pearls and a black mat finish the card!
I'm taking the opportunity to use some of the challenges to get a jump start on my Christmas cards for this year. This card was created for the CAS(e) This Sketch Challenge, the Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge to use a watermelon palette, and the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge to do a watercolor resist.
Creative Nugget: The Light of Christmas background stamp was clear embossed on watercolor paper. A watercolor wash was applied over the embossing to create a kind of ombre look using the watermelon colors. The Poinsettia was black embossed, watercolored, and fussy cut before popping it on the tag which was cut with the Bookmarks & More die. The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut banner. Gold micro beads were added to the center of the poinsettia. Some gold Bakers twine was unraveled and tied to the tag to finish the card. All the stamps and dies for this card can be found at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Here is the CTS #87 sketch:
That's all for today! Hope you've been inspired by your visit!
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