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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!!

Laurie



7 comments:

  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

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

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  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).
    ~carol

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    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!! :)

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

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