Hi all - I'm delighted to be the Guest Designer at Merry Monday this week after a win for this card in the kid's card challenge. For this week's challenge, Bonnie invites us to use the words Peace, Joy, and/or Love on your Christmas card.
I had the perfect Hero Arts set contain all three words along with some beautiful crystal ornaments. I hadn't had the chance to use it yet and thought it past time! I started out by stamping and silver embossing the ornaments, then watercoloring them. They were all on one piece of watercolor paper I had die cut with a stitched rectangle, intending it to be one panel. Then as I was stamping another element, I blobbed the paper - arrgh, I hate when that happens!! So I fussy cut the ornaments and stamped the rest of the elements on a pale green card base, popping the ornaments with foam tape. They looked a bit plain hanging from the branch so I added so little bows with metallic ribbon. Here's my card:
Supplies: Hero Arts Celadon card; watercolor paper; May Arts ribbon; Lucy's Little Things sequins
Stamps: Hero Arts CL802 Christmas Crystals
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord,
Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac