Welcome to tonight's blog hop!
I have been anxious to share my water-coloring cards with you on my blog - so I'm excited that tonight is the night! I used the same basic technique on all three of my cards and decided to keep the cards themselves simple so the images take center stage.
Here's the inside of this card - it's same basic layout that I did with all my cards tonight ...
Here's a closer look at the water coloring on the inside...
The images are watercolored on GinaK's Ivory cardstock after being embossed with Versamark and Vanilla embossing powder. I used a variety of Stampin Up and Memento markers along with my Niji waterbrush to do the water coloring.
After I finished my first card, I wanted to see what it would look like to watercolor on GinaK's Soft Sand cardstock - so using all the same materials as the ivory card, I made this card. And, I LOVED the end result - it's kind of rustic, don't you think?
When I am making Christmas cards, it's all about elegance and simplicity because of the mass amount of cards I need to make, So, rather than focusing on a ton of embellishments or layers, I find myself drawn to embossing & glitter (like this DCWV glitter paper) to make a statement without all the fuss.
I couldn't stop with those cards because I was having too much fun water coloring - so I made this little 4 1/2" square card...
As you can see from my cards tonight - Theresa's images are so beautiful they don't really need any other embellishments because they are so pretty on their own! But, you know me - I can't really do clean and simple very well... so, I pulled out some ribbons, gold brads, and some ivory sateen flowers to help my cards not appear naked to me! lol!
For even more ideas with Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. Theresa's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included her Copic coloring links for the cards she's shared on her blog so far this month too.
Both Theresa and Gina will be giving away a free A Very Merry Christmas stamp set on their blogs - so be sure to leave your comment on their sites for a chance to win!
Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:
September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:
and finally, Theresa's Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:
Have a wonderful night - thanks for stopping by my blog!
Stamps: A Very Merry Christmas
Cardstock: GinaK Soft Sand, Ivory, Chocolate Kiss; Die Cuts with a View Christmas glitter mat stack
Ink: Vivid Tuscan Tan & Taupe (for shading); Versamark
Other: SU Vanilla embossing powder; GinaK gold brads & gold cording; SU choc satin ribbon; Nestabilities: long rectangle and Labels 8; GinaK Sateen flowers; SU & Memento Markers; Niji waterbrush; sponge dauber