Sunday, 5 August 2018


A Christmas card for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up, with optional theme of "greenery":

I put the stamp in my MISTI and inked up with mini Distress inks and markers, and then watercoloured with those colours and others.  When finished, I inked up the stamp with Versamark and stamped over it again, then carefully added regular clear embossing powder to most of it, but a sparkly embossing powder to the ribbon.

I did a very pale blue wash around the image and added a heat embossed sentiment, then mounted it on a brown card base.  I went over the berries with Glossy Accents.

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  1. Such a beautiful card and love the effect of the inks and markers and the water colouring. Great idea to pop some glitter embossing powder only on the ribbon. Beautiful card x.

  2. Beautiful Susan, your direct to stamp colouring is perfect and the versamark really makes it pop.

  3. How clever to use two kinds of embossing powder! Beautiful greenery and gorgeous bow!

  4. Beautiful watercolouring and card. Love the glittery embossed bow. xx

  5. This is a beautiful card, Susan. Thank you for telling us about the process of creating it. And thank you for sharing with us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up.

  6. So pretty! Lots of details on this gorgeous card Susan. Love the shimmery of the ribbon, the shine of the berries, and the beautiful watercolouring! xx

  7. Beautiful watercoloring, Susan! Adding clear heat-embossing to the stamped image worth the extra time and effort! Love that you did the pale blue wash in the background. Hideko xx

  8. Susan, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at 12 MOnths of Christmas Link Up. Hope to see you join the challenge again the in future.

  9. So pretty! Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member


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