Hi, it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for this month’s Watercolor Challenge. Hope you can join the fun – you might even be the lucky random winner!
I used the mistletoe from the new Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut along with a sentiment from one of my favorite Hero Arts sets – You’re So Lovely stamp set to make this card for a family member. I stamped the mistletoe with Distress Inks, then die cut them and stacked them on top of each other. I added Nuvo drops and twine to finish that part off. I used lots of Distress Inks and water to watercolor and splatter the Tim Holtz watercolor paper panel then when it dried I stamped a large older background stamp from Hero Arts called “Large Plaid Panel” across the top. (I should have done that first, but since I forgot, I used post it notes to mask off the white edge so I didn’t get the plaid on the white edges!) Then I trimmed it down just a little and adhered it to the card base after it dried. I added the mistletoe bundle and stamped the sentiment with my Misti.
I usually stick to really clean and simple designs, and this was busy and out of my comfort zone, but I kind of like it. It’s always good to try to step outside your comfort zone, you never know, you may discover something new that you really like!
Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
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