The Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS yesterday was to do "wet paper stamping". There is a great tutorial by Joan Ervin. You can see it here.
I read it yesterday and had already forgotten that I should wet the paper with a wet paper towel! I spritzed water over the watercolor paper instead. I think it was a little too wet.
Anyway, I used the fir tree from Lovely as a Tree and inked the tree but not the trunk with Pear Pizzazz and stamped it at an angle on the wet paper.
While that was drying, I stamped the lovely ornaments from Tree Trimmings in Real Red on Pink Pirouette card stock and cut them out.
Once the trees were dry, I stamped over them with Old Olive.
I stamped the ribbon hanger & the sentiment with Encore Gold. I was going to emboss them, but remembered that I tried embossing on watercolor paper last year and didn't like the results.
I adhered the ornaments at the end of the stamped ribbon hangers and adhered the whole design with dimensionals to a Pear Pizzazz card. I could add some bling, but I think it will mail better this way.
I used the colors from the Color Challenge on SCS today, Pink Pirouette, Real Red & Pear Pizzaz. These are great colors for Christmas!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Tree Trimmings, A Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red, Encore Gold
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
I had a great time with the Creative Arts group this morning. It was a small group but we had a big time! I'll share what they did later in the week.
Enjoy your blessings.