Watercolored Gift SetPosted: December 8, 2010
Recently a friend of mine celebrated her 50th birthday. Because her birthday is in late November I decided to create a set of Christmas cards and tags as her gift. It is a gift she will end up giving away but hopefully she will still enjoy it.
I have been wanting to create some watercoloured Christmas balls so a gift set was the perfect opportunity. I created one sheet of randomly blended watercolour first using blue, green and pink ink on wet watercolour paper and when it dried I stamped the Christmas balls all over it and embossed in gold. The time consuming part was cutting all the balls out. Once that was done I started playing with combinations of balls. The first card took forever as I threaded the gold cord through the card so that it could attach to each ball and then added little bows. It was at this point that I doubted my decision to make a gift set. Things sped up after that and I got all the cards made and finished off with a few tags.
On a couple of cards I threaded the cord through the loop of the ball but did not adhere the ball so it swings when you tip the card from side to side. I thought this little gimmick was cute; I just hope it doesn’t break off the cord at some point.
Some of the Christmas balls are stuck directly on the cardstock; others I popped them up on stampin’ dimensionals. For the little balls I did not use real cord, instead I drew cord and bows with a gold gel pen.
Thanks for dropping by, I know it’s been rather quiet here lately. I started writing Christmas cards yesterday and it seems I might need a few more. That is fine with me; I have had much stamping time lately.
Stamps: Short and Sweet, All that Glitters(Flourishes), Many Merry Messages, Graceful words
Inks: Versamark, Not quite Navy, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgandy, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white, Fabriano Hot pressed watercolour paper, Not quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink
Also: Gold e.p., Gold cord, Gold gel pen, Stampin’ dimensionals