Another Falliday Fest card to share with you… this idea came from Holly Brown and the challenge was to add holly and berries to your card. I am loving the Christmas projects that this set of challenges encouraged me to think about and execute! I didn’t get any mass production done for Christmas, but I have a LOT of fun ideas that I can pull together quickly now! Love that!
I loosely watercolored the blue and green background and cut with a tag die. Next, I cut the holly and berries from watercolor paper and painted loosely. This is a fun way to watercolor and not have to mess with sticky details!
The holly die and the cute tag die are from Reverse Confetti, and this was so easy to make that I’m thinking of going into mass production for a handmade Craig Christmas card for the first time in
too many years! The holly leaves are scored for easy creasing and dimension and the berries have two layers so you can easily add the highlight and a little depth! Details! Details!
The sentiment is from an Avery Elle set called Comfort and Joy! It embossed beautifully with a new embossing powder – Princess Gold from Ranger. (You can also find it at Michaels!) When you emboss over watercolor, make sure that the watercolor is 120% dry (totally dry!) or you will have an embossing powder mess on your hands! (Ask me how I know!) I’d be extra careful and use an embossing static removal tool – I have lost mine, so while I was at this retreat, I (accidentally permanently, it seems because it came home with me) borrowed one from Jill Hawkins. (Sorry, Jill! I will think of you fondly every time I use it until we meet again!)
Thanks for stopping by today… I’m fortunate to be pulling together some month end projects and crafting away. Happy Friday!