Of all the new stamps I recently ordered from the Holiday Catalogue I pulled out this set first; Christmas in the Making. I was looking at doing some watercolouring so I thought I would have a go with it. I must say in advance I am not great at watercolouring. But as I tell my daughter you can only get better at something if you keep trying. 🙂 Anyway, apologies in advance.
This is the first card I made with one of the images in the set.
The image was stamped with StazOn on Thick Whisper White card. I coloured the lady with the Watercolor Pencils and blended it with the Aquapainter. I will show you a close-up of the skirt. I coloured that with the Clear Wink Of Stella brush. It is a little hard to see in the photo. It gives it perhaps the look of Organza fabric, very soft and shimmery. That was the effect I was going for anyway. I went over the ornament too with the Wink of Stella to give it a sparkle.
I used the Olive side of the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack (p 12). I don’t think this paper is shown so well in the catalogue but it has some really lovely prints and I think will be versatile for occasions other than Christmas. Have a look at this below. It comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets.
To finish the card off wrap around some of the fine Real Red Solid Ribbon. For the sentiment I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and angled the ends. It needed something so I added some Silver Glimmer paper.
This is the stamp set, Christmas in the Making if you had missed it in the catalogue. (p 16)
W $44 C $31
Tomorrow I will show you cards with the other 2 images.