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Peace and Joy and Scavenger Hunt Winner!


Hi! It’s Kathy here again. Have you checked out the challenge yet for this month? The theme for December is watercolors which is so popular in card making right now, isn’t it?

My card today uses the Hero Arts Christmas Crystals set. It’s such a unique set and tons of fun to use.  Below are some quick instructions on how to make this card.
Peace card

Stamp the crystals on watercolor paper
Watercolor the crystals (I used the Hero Arts watercolor wheel) and then use the Wink of Stella brush pen to add some shimmer
Cut out the crystals
Cut a small piece of watercolor paper
Add some Tumbled Glass distress marker to an acrylic block and spritz it with water. Then press the acrylic block onto the piece of watercolor paper to create the blue background.
Stamp the crystals again onto the blue watercolored paper and stamp the dotted lines at the top. Use foam squares to adhere the cut out crystals over the stamped crystal images.
Stamp the greeting. I love the greetings in this set!

Now to assemble the card, cut a piece of Neenah Dessert Storm paper and score it to make a top folding card.
Adhere the clear star transparency over the cardstock. It’s hard to tell that this is a layer of clear transparency in the photo.
Adhere the watercolor panel.
Add some red gems and call it a day!  🙂

To see more details about the challenge, click the link in the right side menu. I hope you’ll add a link to your project and play along with us this month!
And we are thrilled to announce the winner of our Scavenger Hunt, Nancy Ward! Nancy please email Linda @ a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift certificate.

Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the discount code, Kathy15 to get 15% off.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have time to create today! It’s so good for the soul! 🙂



Hero Arts Christmas Crystals

Hero Hues Black Ink

Hero Arts Red Royal Mid-tone Ink

Hero Arts Watercolor wheel

Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock

Wink of Stella brush pen

Acrylic block

Tumbled Glass Distress Marker

Neenah Dessert Storm Cardstock

Studio Calico Transparency Darling

4 thoughts on “Peace and Joy and Scavenger Hunt Winner!

  1. Well, what a FUN way to start the day! I did enjoy the scavenger hunt and did’t realize you had so many products! Thank you! Looking forward to shopping!

  2. Beautiful Kathy – I love the Christmas Crystals Stamp set and think it’s perfect to use with Watercolors!! Love your colors too!!

  3. love your layers and the watercolor ornaments!

  4. Beautiful water coloring, Kathy! Love your stars, too!

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