Thursday, October 20, 2011

Watercolored Stocking Christmas Card

Today I made a card for The Paper Players Challenge #68- to create a Christmas themed card using the colors red and green. I love this Gift Givers stamp set from the Holiday Mini and hadn't played with it yet. There are images in this set for every holiday! I stamped the stocking images using StazOn ink onto watercolor paper. Then I used Watercolor Crayons to apply color to the stockings. It's so simple! Do you remember using water to do paint in those books as a kid? Well it's kind of like that. You apply a little bit of color to the image with crayon, then use an aqua painter to blend the color. The watercolor paper absorbs the water so your paper doesn't get warped. I also used the new Mini Jingle Bells. These are SO dang cute. I love that when I pick up the card, it makes a jolly sound. Another thing I did was to loop some baker's twine through the holes of the lace border punch. I love the finished result!

Remember to check back here tomorrow for our weekly MDS Blog Hop- this week our challenge is to use a Holiday or themed designer series paper for something other than its original purpose (like scrapbooking a birthday page using Halloween paper).

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  1. This is adorable! I haven't seen this image on cards yet and it is super sweet. Thanks for playing with our CAS Red and Green challenge at the Paper Players!

  2. What a great card! I love the layout and those stockings are so adorable! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week!

  3. This is one of my fav sets from the mini, and I love what you've done with it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the ribbon treatment and the addition of the baker's twine. Very clever. So glad you could share with us this week at the Paper Players.

  5. Erica, this is darling!! Love how you colored the image with the watercolor crayons...I really need to remember to use them more and this is great inspiration. That bow is fabulous along with the baker's twine accents. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)


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