Holly heartfeltPosted: December 16, 2015 Filed under: Holly Tweet | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks, Ranger Distress stains 4 Comments
“Holly Heartfelt” sounds like a cartoon character to me! I have paired a Christmas image with a thank you sentiment for today’s card. The PB design team are creating thank you cards this week and next on the PB blog.
I began by splattering some masking fluid on watercolour paper then stamped the ‘holly tweet’ stamp with a combination of distress stain and markers (the leaves were inked with stain). While the ink was still wet I blended it with a brush to fill the outlines and blend the colours. I used tumbled glass distress stain to paint a soft background around the image. Once it was totally dry I removed the masking fluid dots and added some gold splatter and a sentiment. I thought the gold mat and red card base tied in with the berries, bird and gold dots.
Our tree is lit now awaiting some adornment…it’s beginning to look a little more like Christmas.
Stamps: Holly Tweet, Heartfelt (PB)
Inks: festive berries distress marker, distress gathered twigs marker, mowed lawn stain, tumbled glass distress stain, (Ranger) Versafine onyx black ink, memento tuxedo black marker,london fog marker(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, gold and red cardstock
Also: masking fluid, gold wink of luna pen
Gorgeous watercolour Christmas thank you card! I love the cute robin and the flecks of gold with the white spots on the pretty background look fabulous! xxx
A beautiful watery interpretation Heather and love the colours and such a pretty PB image. x
That does sound like a cartoon, Heather, but it doesn’t look like one! Another beautiful masterpiece!
I love this card. I have tried again to do this and just haven’t mastered it. lol after Christmas, I will try again. right now i’m die cutting like a lunatic. lol soon i’ll be stamping and coloring. i’m having fun. i’m way behind so i’m not trying anything i’m not sure I can do. soon i’m going to go back and watch every video that you have done with this technique. thanks for sharing it with us. its so lovely and sweet