Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Happy Joyful Cheerful

The next Christmas card I want to share is actually the first one I did. I got the idea for it from Marj Marion, and Marj said she got it from Loll Thompson. I searched for the post and found this one here. I think Loll Thompson used inkers, and I used ink pads pressed on an acrylic block, but either way you get a similar technique.

I pressed 4 colors of ink onto an acrylic block: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire. I spritzed the colors with pearly water (1/4 tsp of Perfect Pearls powder to 2 oz water). I picked up each color in turn with a round watercolor brush and painted them from light to dark onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.

After letting the panel dry, I die cut it using Lawn Fawn LF 768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, which cut the panel to 3.75" x 5"

I stamped the panel with the gorgeous Impression Obsession stamp D14458 Happy Joyful, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Love this sentiment!

I die cut the Memory Box die 99605 Quiet Cabin Landscape from white cardstock, and saved the window openings in a dish. Since the die is long enough to fit across the long axis of a 5.5" card, I cut it to fit the short axis of my panel. There were 2 trees in the cut off portion, and I mounted them to the back to fill in the trees. I adhered the die cut to the panel, making sure the stitched edge still showed at the bottom.

I also made sure there was scor tape adhered behind the house. This stuck the house down well, and also there was scor tape showing behind each window. I colored the little window cut outs that I saved with Copic Y35 Maize and stuck one in each window opening.

I sprinkled Stampendous Deep Impression Chunky White embossing enamel onto the front of the panel and heated it from beneath to give a snowy look.

The panel was mounted onto a piece of Stardream Blue Steel cardstock cut to 4" x 5.5" and then adhered to a base card of Neenah Solar White 110#.

I love that this card was pretty simple to make, and yet the watercolored background has a big impact. I hope you like it. I'll be back soon with some Mini Masterpiece cards!

Products Used:
Memory Box die 99605 Quiet Cabin Landscape
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Distress ink Tumbled Glass, Broken China,
Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Stampendous Deep Impression Chunky White embossing powder
Copic Y35 Maize
Perfect Pearls powder
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Stardream Blue Steel cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock


  1. love it; makes me want to live in the snowy countryside!

  2. Fun technique and lovely card Dianne!

  3. Hi Dianne, well my first comment disappeared so I'll say it again. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. I miss you and the rest of the team and pray for each one of you. May God richly bless you all. Rose

    1. Hi Rose! It's so good to hear from you! We miss you too, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you are doing well and wish you all the best. Hope you are crafting! xo


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