Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

I love this Holly Ornament by talented DT member Carole Dion because there is so much you can do with it. Since I make a lot of Christmas cards, I'm always searching for an easy card to do. You could make multiples of this beautiful card in a short time. This card is featured on the Magenta blog today.

First I created an all-over background on watercolor cardstock using various shades of blue Nuance. To activate the powder, I sprayed with water mixed with Perfect Pearls powder. This made a beautiful shimmer over the entire card. I cut out the panel to 3.75" x 5" with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables LF768.

Making sure the Nuance was dry, I stamped the Holly Ornament and the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with White Diamond embossing powder. This is a great sentiment because it fits perfectly on a card. I painted over the berries with Scarlet Nuance, and painted over the holly with Grass Green Nuance. You can paint with Nuance by tapping some powder into a palette and adding a little water. This makes a great watercolor paint, and depending on how much water you use, the colors can be very vibrant.

The center stripe could very well be painted another color, but in this case I drew circles in the stripe with a Uniball broad white pen. I added a few sequins for some bling and matted the panel with Jupiter Stardream cardstock. The panel was then mounted onto a base card of Neenah Solar White 110# cover cardstock.

It would be easy to make multiples of this card by making a Nuance background on a piece of 8.5" x 11" watercolor cardstock. You could quickly make 4 cards from that one piece.

Magenta Products used:
(If you are local, please look for products at Art 'n Soul. If you are not local and wish to find Magenta products, you can click on the link in the stamp or product name below each image, or you can visit the Magenta online store here).

84.016.L Holly Ornament

07.960.I Wishing You a Merry Christmas

MNU001 Turquoise
MNU009 Grass Green
MNU010 Scarlet
MNU011 Cerulean Blue
MNU013 Royal Blue

Other Products used:
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables LF768
JudiKins White Diamond embossing powder
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Jupiter Stardream cardstock
Versamark Ink
Uni-ball broad white gel pen
Various sequins
Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive

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