Christmas card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 29


AW Christmas Post Colour Challenge 29

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.


How to make it:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stamp the branches onto the card blank.
  5. Mount the topper and frame with foam pads or 3D glue.
  6. Finish with chunky glitter and glitter glue. Add Glossy Accents to the tree baubles.

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