Sunday, October 27, 2013

Merry Christmas-Watercolor Joy :-)

Hi Again Stampers!

Once I start designing and stamping it is hard for me to stop so I decided to create one more card this evening (well, morning now :-)). 

I wanted to create a card using the Pals PaperArts PPA177 Sketch and chose to use the CC449 Splitcoaststampers ColorChallenge- Old Cobblers Sand  plus this qualifies as one of my Christmas cards for the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers Challenge as well :-)  Both of these sites provide tremendous inspiration- hope you find the time to visit them soon!

To create this card:

Ink the background stamp, En Francais using Sahara Sand Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.   Trim to size and distress the edges with the Distressing Tool (I used our new tool for this card and it really distresses the cardstock- will need to have a lighter hand next time :-)).  Use the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners at the bottom. 

Stamp the poinsettia and leaf images from Joyful Christmas using Stazon™ Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Using the AquaPainter™, pick up Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink from the ink pad and apply to the petals and color the leaves with the Stampin’ Write Old Olive Marker.  Once dry, add the Chalk Marker highlights to the petals along the veins.

Carefully cut out the flower and leaves, mount onto the Sahara Sand layer and curl up the leaves and petals a bit.

Layer the Sahara Sand focal image panel onto a distressed piece of Cherry Cobbler (also round the corners with the Envelope Punch Board) and then again, onto another piece of distressed Sahara Sand cardstock (also stamped with the En Francais using Sahara Sand Classic Ink) and finally mount onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.

Stamp the sentiment from More Merry Messages using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock, trim to size and use the XL Oval Punch to round off the end near the beginning of the sentiment and the Hexagon Punch to create the banner points.   

Layer the sentiment onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and use the punches to mirror the original oval and banner points
Add the Pearls to the center of the poinsettia as well as the corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Joyful Christmas, More Merry Messages, En Francais

Ink: Stazon™ Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Sahara Sand

Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Punches- XL Oval, Hexagon, Distressing Tool, Chalk Marker, Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful Sunday!


Just a Thought... said...

WOW!!! Outstanding card AGAIN Julie!!! :C) You always amaze me with your creations!!! Just beautiful!! Thank you for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!!!

Rae said...

Wow! You've made this poinsettia come alive and jump right off the page Fantastic! Thank you for playing with the Pals this week!

Sarah Fleming said...

Such a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Love your poinsettia and the distressing is a nice touch.

Kathi said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Very elegant! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the pearls in the center of the poinsettia! Great color combination too!

Mary Fish said...

so elegant and a gorgeous example of shabby chic for the holidays! congrats on being a PPA top pick!

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