Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Handmade Holiday Cards Part 1



I appreciate any chance I get to be creative. The holidays in December give me that opportunity. This will be the first of several posts on my blog to show the ways to vary the cards you make beginning with one Christmas tree stamp from Stampabilities #OR1059.

Instructions:
Stamp tree on watercolor paper, using jet black, Stazon solvent ink.
Use Tombow Watercolor Markers to color green areas, followed by red (you can use a waterbrush to blend the ribbon) on the ribbons and bows.
Color ornaments in assorted colors.
Use metallic Gelly Roll [en for the star and some embellishments of ornaments.
Cut out tree leaving a white edge (I didn’t use the gifts at the bottom of the stamped tree).
Glue tree to holiday print card base (I used Recollections 5.5 in. x 4.25 in. cards).
Add holiday stickers for interest both as ornaments and gifts.
Check my next blog for another card using this great stamp!

4 comments:

Christine said...

LOVE the holiday card Carla!! You did such a great job like always :) How have you been feeling???

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

Smriti said...

Lovely craft Carla!!! Thank you for sharing.

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Beautiful card! Looking forward to the variations! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Carla,
Super cute card, as always. I can't wait to start in on my Christmas crafts. Thank you so much for always linking up to Creative Thursday. I look forward to seeing what wonderful new craft you have each week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)
Michelle