How are you today? I can’t believe it’s end of November already! Time flies. And since it’s only a few weeks until Christmas now I recently made another Christmas card for my stash. Once more I was going for a CAS (clean and simple) design with lots of white space and only two layers in total. I used Altenew stamps and dies as well as Distress Inks from Ranger Ink.
TAKE A LOOK AT MY CAS CHRISTMAS CARD:
I have been seeing quite a lot of cards online where the “O” in JOY or SNOW has been replaced with a snowflake which I found really beautiful … And I thought I’d change that up a little by using the pine cone from Altenew’s Poinsettia & Pine as my “O”.
When I was coloring the pine cone I didn’t like the outcome so I actually colored a second one and this time made sure to use a loose watercoloring method where I leave some white / uncolored highlights (I have also blogged a flower card using this loose watercoloring HERE). I used two different brown shades of Distress Inks and added my watercoloring in two layers.
For my background, I used masking tape to create a partial visual frame and then ink blended two shades of green onto it. To finish my design off I added gold splatters over the background and gold highlights on the Bold Alphabet die cuts using a Uniball Gel Pen.
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CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:
Stamps & dies:
Altenew – Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set
Altenew – Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Dark Red Cardstock
Distress Inks for ink blending, coloring and stamping the branches
Versafine Clair Ink
Uniball – Gold Gel Pen
Finetec by Coliro – Metallic Watercolors