It has been a while sence I played along with Watercooler Wednesday. They are having an all about Christmas challenge this week!
Over the weekend I made a fun background using the work of art stamp set. I knew right away I wanted to use Beachy Little Christmas with the background!
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I wanted to use this adorable Christmas tree! Today was the day!!!
- After the background was completed I stamped the tree with Basic Black ink. Then used a tinny #2 silver black velvet brush to watercolor the tree.
- The colors used are Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, and Sahara Sand
- The sentiment was stamped and made into a banner. I added a little linen thread, the Smokey Slate gingham ribbon, and Tranquil Tide ribbon to complete the banner
- The final touch was adding the glitter enamel dots
To make the fun background, I used the Work of Art stamp set. This set is loads of fun. It is full of graphic pattern, and paint strokes.
The things you will need are the two smaller brush stroke stamps , Whisper White or Shimmery White card stock, Soft Sky ink pad, and Sahara Sand ink pad. The processes is fairly simple.
After you have gathered your supplies, the first step is to stamp the “sand” using the z looking paint stroke stamp. Ink the stamp in Sahara Sand. Stamp it on scrap paper. Then stamp it several times onto the cardstock. Turning the stamp each time you stamp it. Repeat this untill you have a beach.
The next step is to do the same process with the larger stamp and Soft Sky ink. So, you ink the stamp. Stamp off on scrap paper. Then stamp several times on card stock before re-inking your stamp. Turning the stamp in between each stamping. And repeat till you have a sky.
How fun is that! I found this idea yesterday while looking at cards that people had made with the Sitting Here stamp set. I ran across a card by Sage Kemble at Stamping Madly. She does this technique for her sky and ground with the swing. Beautifully!
My envelope got a little love as well, Using the small seashells to decorate the flap and the little crab on the front!! What fun!!
The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!
The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!
There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!
Here is the supply list. If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org