Santa Bear Week - Day 1

October 21, 2019

Hello!  Today and I have a new holiday card that combines no-line watercolour painting with the adorable Santa Bear stamp set by Avery Elle.

To start this card I ink blended a white panel of cardstock using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce and I created a soft focal point in the centre.  Once fully dry I used the falling snow stamp from Santa Bear and repeatedly stamped the image using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed in white.  I set this to one side.

I used the Dotted Borders Die to create the snow hill and I backed it with foam tape and applied it to the panel.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in gold on a strip of vellum which I then wrapped around the panel and secured on the reverse.  I was now able to attach the panel to the 110lb white cardstock base.

On Strathmore Bristol Smooth I stamped my images using Distress Oxide Ink in Antique Linen then watercolour painted them using the following Kuretake Zig colours - Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Warm Gray 2, Brown, Light Pink, Persian Green, Mid Brown, Carmine Red, Oatmeal, Mid Gray, Green and Beige. The images were die cut, backed with foam tape and applied.

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and the greenery behind the Santa Bear was glittered up using Stickles in Crystal.

I think the card has a lovely soft retro feel to it, I hope you enjoyed it and are feeling inspired.

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

1 comment:

Annette Reed said...

I love this background. Your soft blending is very pretty and I love the snow stamp.I'd buy this set just for that stamp. Your animals are adorable.

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