The online card class “Holiday Cards Workshop” today was all about water colored christmas cards. I loved the wreath card that Dawn did, so this is my attempt. To do the woodgrain background, I used a Tim Holtz woodgrain stamp and then ran my paintbrush over the top of it to water down the lines. I did not have a wreath stamp, so I made my own, by tracing a circle onto my paper and used two small leaf stamps from papertrey ink (Tinsel and Tags kit). I then used 3 different distress ink colors to create the wreath.
I tried a couple of different colors for the background. The yellowish color is antique linen and the blue is weathered wood.Here are some close ups of the wreaths. I am really happy with how they turned out. I added some little lines for the twigs and leaves and some white highlights with my copic opaque white paint. I also put some wink of stella and glossy accents on one “Christmas” die cut and I love the shimmer and twinkle – very christmasy (if that’s a word). I thought I’d enter these in a couple of challenges:
Shopping our Stash – which is “Leaf me alone” – shopping your stash to use leaves in your project.
Creative Card Crew – which is Christmas Joy
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