Hello, Sharon here with a design for Christmas. I have used elements of Modern Christmas Watercolor Stamp Set for my card.
First I wanted to achieve a fir branch across my card. Using the branch stamp I stamped it in the top corner of my stamping card with British Racing Green Ink.
To avoid it crossing the previous stamped image I masked the branch end of the stamp with masking paper and repeatedly stamped the branch across the card.
To add some depth to the image I repeated these steps with Lady Liberty Ink.
I used one of the sentiments from the stamp settle gorgeous font is a very fine lettering I love the way it works with the images in this set. As it’s a fine detail font it needs to stand out against the dark green. Eclipse Black Ink works well for this.
The card needed more detail so using a red alcohol marker and a white gel pen I drew berries among the branches.
While doing this my hand smudge the green ink. I have happy accidents like this all the time, usually a cleverly placed embellishment covers this. This wouldn’t have worked on this card, I pressed my ink pad onto a mat and added lots of water. Then, using a paint brush I splattered ink all over my stamping card. Yes the smudges are still there but they now look like part of the design!
I had planned on matting my card with British Racing Green Cardstock but when I tried this it just didn’t pop behind the design. Red is too bright so Eclipse Black Cardstock was used. This is a very dark black so makes the sentiment stand out against the splattered background.
Black is not something you usually see on a Christmas card but I feel it works well with this. Finally I matted the design on to a Side Folding A2 Card Base.
Thank you for taking time to read my post and I hope it gives you motivation to start your holiday cards.