Friday, November 18, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Peace Watercolor Christmas Card with Distress Inks

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a beautiful Christmas watercolor card to share with you.

I used the Penny Black - Adornment 3996J wreath stamp on my card.  I know this stamp is a little bit older but I absolutley love it.  I think it is one of my all time favorite wood mounted stamps.  The wreath looks beautiful for the holidays but it is also a stamp that can be used year round and for all different occassions.

To start I stamped the wreath image with VersaMark Ink onto Ranger Watercolor Paper and then I heat embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White.

To do the watercolor on the paper I used two colors of Tim Holtz - Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough.  I love the combination of these two ink colors!  When I do watercolor I have two containers of water and two brushed.  I used one of the containers of water and the #24 paint brush to add clean water to my paper and I used the second container with a #16 paint brush to do the watercolor and rinse off my brush.  I started by adding water to the entier piece of paper.  Then I started adding color with the Cracked Pistachio since it is the lighter color and then I added in the Evergreen Bough.  I kept going back dropping in color and adding water until I liked the look of the watercolor.  Then I set the paper aside to dry.

Here is a close up of the wreath when the paper was still a little wet.

Once the paper was dry then I added little drops of  Ranger - Glossy Accents and sprinkled Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the glossy accents.

I just love the white embossing and the soft watercolor with just a bit of sprakle.

The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Christmas Blessings SS-012 stamp set.  I used Delicata - Silvery Shimmer ink to stamp the word peace and then I added Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear and used my heat tool to melt and heat set the embossing powders.

I added some Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to the watercolor panel and then I added a piece of Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Silver behind the watercolor piece.  I added the May Arts 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver  ribbon and tied it in the front.  This ribbon is another favorite.  It comes in several different colors and it is so sparkly and pretty.  I added the card front to an A2 top folding white card base.  The watercolor on this card is very easy--nothing technical--just dropping in colors so this would be a great card to mass produce for Christmas cards.  I know I will be making a few more like this one.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share!  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also hop on over to the Stamp Simply Blog to check out more inspriation from the design team.

We have had some beautiful and very unseasonal weather here in Minnesota but I know any day now we will wake up to the white stuff lol.  But in the mean time we will enjoy the days.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Christmas Blessings SS-012, Penny Black - Adornment 3996J
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Silver, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz - Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver 
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear. Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runners, Paint Brushes #16, #24, Heat Tool


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