Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Origami Christmas

Hello everyone!! I'm here back to share a Christmas card for Studio Katia with one of my favourite stamp sets!!  Its called Origami Winter and it's just fabulous!!

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!!



  1. I don't just love it, I ADORE it! And I love that you have found a colouring medium that you love so much you want them all. Christmas is coming up and I know Santa loves your colouring too ;) xx

  2. Had no idea you could watercolor with Stabilo with such fabulous results. I'm stealing this technique. Hope you don't mind.

  3. Just discovered you through the Studio Katia site and WOW! What a find! Your card here is stunning! I'm wondering where you purchased your Stabilo markers, as I, too, live in the Great White North (Alberta).

    1. Awww, thank you!! I got my Stabilos off of Amazon. They weren't a Prime deal. I believe they shipped from the UK. But from what I remember (it was awhile ago), it was free shipping and rather quick!! Hope that helps!! :)

    2. Definitely helps! Thank you! Hope you're warmer than what we are here!!


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