I always enjoy the monthly Colour Challenge. Here is my contribution for this week – a Christmas card using the lovely new Christmas Post stamp.
I used watercolour pencils to colour the image and combined with a winter themed die cut to frame. The background was created by partial stamping, inking just the tree branches on the top edge of the stamp. I added some sparkling chunky ‘glass’ glitter to give added sparkle and dimension.
- Christmas Post single stamp
- 6 X 6 inch white card blank, white stamping card, white pearlescent card
- Versafine Inkpad (Vintage Sepia)
- Watercolour pencils (green, red, brown and gold)
- Wax crayons (light gold and dark brown)
- Fine tipped permanent pen (brown)
- Glossy Accents
- Chunky ‘glass’ glitter (Pinflair Ice Diamond) and clear glitter glue (Stickles Icicle)
- Winter themed frame die (Create & Craft Couture – Winter Flurries set)
- Foam pads or 3D glue
How to make it:
- Cut decorative frame from pearlescent card. If you don’t have a suitable decorative die a plain frame looks nice and you could decorate it with winter foliage or snowflakes (die cut or readymade).
- Stamp the image and cut out to fit behind the frame. Extend the scene on the left and right by drawing with the fine pen.
- Draw onto the bricks with wax crayons to give some areas of texture. The wax resists the watercolour. Colour the image with watercolour pencils. Use a damp brush to pull out and blend the colour.
- Stamp the branches onto the card blank.
- Mount the topper and frame with foam pads or 3D glue.
- Finish with chunky glitter and glitter glue. Add Glossy Accents to the tree baubles.