Just for you – two roses in watercolour

Hello and happy 2018!

For todays card I used a piece from the colouring book pictured below:Floral Still Life watercolour colouring book

It’s a really neat postcard-size book with good quality paper that just begs to be used for cardmaking. I decided to tackle the two roses design from the cover using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. After the paint dried I attached the finished piece to the cardbase and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

And the finished card looks like this:
Handamade watercoloured card with two pink roses

Mass produced Christmas cards 2017

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This is my last post on Christmas cards this year – I’m officially finished with 2017 Christmas cards production, yay!

For this series of cards I used my never-ending Christmas patterned paper from We Are Memory Keepers. It’s a 12×12 paper set and I had it for some 7 years now and it looks like it will last me another 7 :).

To prepare the cards’ backgrounds I cut stripes of patterned paper of varied widths and adhered them next to each other on a sheet of regular printer paper. After trimming the edges I cut the sheet in 6 equal parts. I rounded the corners of each part and added a strip of vellum, twine and heat embossed sentiment. Finally I adhered the entire piece to the card base using dimensional adhesive.

Initially I thought left side of the card looks a bit empty so I added thin stripes of gold metallic paper there. In the end though I decided to leave that side alone to draw more attention to the main piece.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Handmade Christmas card with patterned paper, vellum and twine

Handmade Christmas card with patterned paper, vellum and twine 2

Handmade Christmas card with patterned paper, vellum and twine 3

Handmade Christmas card with patterned paper, vellum and twine 4

Christmas cards with watercolour and heat embossing

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I have some more Christmas cards for you today. For this series of cards I wanted to use watercolours so I came up with a simple design that doesn’t demand master painting skills.

I draw a lot of same size triangles with embossing pen on a watercolour paper and also draw zig-zaggy line inside each triangle so that they look more like Christmas trees. I then heat embossed everything with gold embossing powder and coloured the triangles with watercolour paints.  After the paint dried I cut the triangles out. I tried a couple of different backgrounds for them. Some of the ‘trees’ I adhered directly to the card base, for others I used some patterned paper. I’m still not sure which one is my favourite!

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing.

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 2

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 3

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 4

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 5

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 6

Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 7Handmade Christmas card using watercolours and heat embossing 8

Fun Christmas card with a kitty cat

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I have another Christmas card for you today. I’m sticking by my decision of working with my old supplies this year and so this card was made using my old trusty stamp sets. The cat comes from the See’d’s Christmas Pets set and the sentiment from Wplus9’s Heartfelt Holidays.

First I stamped the cat and masked it off. Using another, circle mask I created the round image with Distress Inks. After removing both masks I coloured in the cat using Stabilo fineliners and red Stickles on cat’s hat and scarf. Then I stamped the sentiment, added some ‘stars’ with white gel pen and adhered sequins to add some dimension.

Handmade Christmas card with a cat

 

Two Christmas cards

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This year I started with Christmas cards quite early, trying to settle on design for mass production. I haven’t found that one perfect design yet but I have two cards that I made in the process.

For the first one I took kraft base and used gold ink, dabbing it over a stencil to create the background. Then I added splotches of whit acrylic paint. I used pieces of patterned paper and vellum as a background for sentiment stamp and finished the card with some stars, rhinestones and natural twine.
Handmade Christmas card with twine and rhinestones 1

Handmade Christmas card with twine and rhinestones 2

Second card is a bit more patterned paper heavy. I cut out 3 narrow strips of paper and rounded their corners before adhering them to the kraft card base. I used a shiny deer from my ancient Christmas supplies stash and a ribbon of similarly unknown origin.

Handmade Christmas card with deer and ribbon 1

Handmade Christmas card with deer and ribbon 2