I started by heat embossing the tree, the present and the star in white embossing powder on some watercolour cardstock. If you look closely, I stamped a couple of stockings as well but messed up and overlapped them. It's ok, i ended up cutting that side off :).
My watercoloring medium of choice lately has been the Stabilo 68 markers. I have the set of 30 but really want them all!! I find these pens/markers so easy to work with and the colors are super vibrant!!!
I coloured my images in with traditional Christmas colours: red, green and a touch of gold and did a light wash of blue behind. I trimmed the panel down to approximately 3.5 X 5.5.
You can see here that I have everything adhered. I used some gold glitter tape directly on the card base and used some sequins from the Classic Christmas Sequins Fusion mix. What you don't see here is the sentiment. I ALWAYS do this to myself!!! But I wasn't going to give up!! I placed my card into my Mini Misti and chose a sentiment, which is also from the Origami Winter set.
Now because the background was watercolored AND heat embossed, I knew that the sentiment was likely not going to stamp perfectly, and I was right. I used Versafine Black Onyx ink and there is one tiny place that the sentiment overlapped some of the white embossing and didn't stamp. I could have stamped it on a tiny strip and just adhered it over but I really didn't want any distractions from the background. In the end, I LOVE IT!!!! And I hope you do too!! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!