I hope you are warm, safe and snug with this frigid weather we're having!
I thought I was keeping up with Christmas cards pretty well last year, but...
I was short and had to make more at the last minute.
So I'm hoping to do better this year and do 2 at a time.
My good friend Linda is hosting the challenge at Merry Monday this week and
she picked a favorite of mine.
I cut some of the berry branch with my NBUS Penny Black die from
mixed media paper and also used the die to emboss on a card front.
I watercolored the die cut pieces using a combination of Distress markers and
my Real Red SU marker.
When everything was dry, I popped one watercolor piece over the embossing,
stamped a sentiment and mounted to a card base.
I added some Glossy Accents to the berries for a shine and added dimension.
Now for my twofer.
I used a previously embossed snowflake piece from my UFO box for this card.
I die cut and watercolored several of these branches so you'll no doubt
be seeing more of them in the future.
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New (Berry Branch die)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New (Berry Branch die)
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Season's Wishes (PB)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pine Needles, Crushed Corduroy Markers (Dist.), Real Red Marker (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strath.), Garden Green (SU), Neena 110 lb.
Other: Berry Branch die (PB), Waterbrush, Twine, Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Season's Gifts (PB)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), Pine Needles, Crushed Corduroy Markers (Dist.), Real Red Marker (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strath.), Crumb Cake (SU), Neena 110 lb.
Other: Berry Branch die (PB), Waterbrush, Snowflake EF (Dar.), Glossy Accents (Ranger)