It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in New England. We got a fresh round of snow and I thought how perfectly today's colors from Create with Connie and Mary , go with the season!
I have been yearning to do some watercoloring so I chose the stamp set, Joyful Wishes for today's card and had a great time coloring it.
First I stamped it on watercolor paper and then embossed with silver. My favorite way to watercolor is with markers and a brush and blender pen. Believe it or not only Cherry Cobbler was used on my flower. I just kept layering the color to get the shading. The center is a Frosted Finishes embellishment.
I also embossed the sentiment with silver but if you look closely the JOYFUL and WISHES are darker. That is because I first inked the stamp with Versamark and then added some Cherry Cobbler ink to those 2 words by using a marker. Embossing the entire thing with silver toned down the Cherry Cobbler.
I am mailing this card to my 91 year old aunt. She loves poinsettias!
Stamps: Joyful Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Big Shot, Stylish Stripes folder, Silver embossing powder, Rhinestones, Brush, Blender Pen, Frosted Finishes Emblellishment, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will be able to find some time during all of the business of the week to check out the color inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary. And , dare I hope, that you will try the colors for yourself?!