Sunday, September 7, 2014

Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments with SVG Files - JustRite Papercraft September New Release Day Five - Merry Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is the final day of the  JustRite® Papercraft September New Release.  I have a stamp set and a coordinating SVG File to share with you.  

I also used CL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps to create me card.

Here is the card that I designed using CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear StampsCL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps, and SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133.  I just love how this card turned out!  Watercolor is very popular right now and I thought the white embossed snowflakes and the sentiment would be perfect for a winter Christmas watercolor card in the blue tones.   The great thing about watercolor is if you just let the paints flow and blend together they do all the work for you.  

I started with a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper and heat embossed the snowflakes using white embossing powder.  Then I took a spray bottle and misted the entire piece of paper with water.  I used a brush to spread the water around and make sure all of the paper was wet.  I wanted to have the paper wet so when the paint was applies it would free flow and blend pretty much on its own.  I used Distress Inks and started with the lightest color Tumbled Glass.  I filled in the blank space areas making sure some areas had just a little color and some had a lot more.  Then I used the darkest color Chipped Sapphire in the center of the snowflake.  I added a little more water around the edge of the color and then added Salty Ocean for the next color.  I did one snowflake at a time and I added more water around the outer edges of the first color before applying a second color so the paint would flow and blend nicely.

After all the watercolor was done I heat set the paper to dry it.  Next I used a stencil with three different sizes of circle and the Tumbled Glass ink to achieve the Bokeh look.  Then I used some watered down acrylic paint to flick little paint splatters onto the background.  Here is a close up so you can see both the Bokeh from the stencils and the paint splatters.

I used the SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133 to cut the offset piece (the white paper) and then stamped the sentiment with Salty Ocean.  I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass.  Next I used dark blue cardstock and the extra offset part of the SVG File to cut the outer edge creating a second layer or shadow for the sentiment.  I used 3D Foam Squares in between the layers to add some dimension.  

To finish off the card I added a strip of Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper on the side and May Arts Silver Metallic String and tied a bow.  Then I added a few sequins for a little sparkle and adhered everything to a dark blue card base.

Please be sure to visit the Design Team Members in the link list below to she what they have created to share with you.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite® Papercraft CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear StampsCL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Cardstock-White, Dark Blue; Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukienko Versa Mark InkDistress Inks-Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SVG Files:  JustRite® Papercraft SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133
Ribbon:  May Arts Silver Metallic String-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sequins, Paint Brush, Water, White Acrylic Paint, Circle Stencils, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam SquaresEZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49', Silhouette Cameo


  1. This is beautiful Allison. Such beautiful snowflakes and beautiful blues.

  2. Heidi,
    Gorgeous card, love the color. You did an amazing job on the background. It is just wow.

  3. I love the Grand Sentiments and the Snowflakes! This card turned out beautiful, Heidi! Thanks for letting me know how you achieved the beautiful blue water-colored look! I don't have the colors you used, but whatever blue I do have, I'm sure I can try them too!

  4. Such a lovely card and the blue adds to the cold festive season, well done x


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