I love keeping stacks of colored watercolor paper on my desk and flipping through them like patterned paper when I need a background for a card. The one I used today was simply painted with some watercolor paints (nothing special, just ones I picked up at the local craft store) that ‘spoke’ to me. To add some interest, I grabbed the Large Lotus Pattern stencil, some Pool ink, and a sponge dauber and went to town.
While that dried slightly, I grabbed…you’ll never guess…the Under the Mistletoe stamp set that was still on my desk for the sentiment. A Christmas stamp set on a non-holiday card! Talk about extending the use of your holiday stamps…anyway, I stamped that in the bottom corner with some VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using the HA White Embossing Powder. The lotus needed something extra, so I added Wink of Stella over it for the right amount of bling. A little Mocha layering paper behind the watercoloring, a bit of foam tape to attach it to the card base, and I was all done! Wouldn’t you want to get this in the mail to break up the winter monotony?
Be sure to stop on by the store to treat yourself to all the crafty goodies Santa neglected to bring you, and use coupon code JENNIFER15 while you’re there to save 15% off your order of $25 or more.
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Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Wink of Stella – Clear
Hero Arts Mocha Layering Paper
Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil
Happy Crafting, and have a Happy New Year!