Hello, hello! It's Lisa here and I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Waffle Flower Crafts! I'm going to be sharing a Christmas card, but with a Texas twist! You see, it's usually in the 80's and sunny at Christmas -- no snow here -- or if we do get some it all melts by noon.
I'll be working with the Wild & Free
and Peace on Earth
sets to combine them into a merry warm weather Christmas card. Yep, all that greenery is from my yard -- it's really that green right now!
So, I started out by doing some stamp surgery on the deer from the Wild & Free set
. I just grabbed a pair of sharp scissors and trimmed off the "Wild & Free" message plus one of the vines. This is a great way to get more from your stamps! You can easily put the stamp back together on an acrylic block and use it how it originally was.
Then I positioned stamps from the Wild & Free
and Peace on Earth sets on my MISTI and stamped them with copper ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed them with copper powder.
Next I went to town watercoloring the card with Distress inks. If you haven't done this before, you just swipe the inks on a non-porous surface such as this white plate, then pick up the color with a damp brush and color.
Once the card was dry, I added some snowy white dots with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof white. This is kind of an opaque ink that you can paint with and it works like magic! I've been using it a ton lately.
I finished up the card by layering my stamped piece to a kraft notecard, and that was that! I thought about adding some sequins but decided to keep it clean and simple.
I think this card is great for making in batches, especially if you have a MISTI tool. Plus the card is flat for mailing, so no extra postage needed, yay!
Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope you have a warm and cozy Christmas! xo
Wild & Free Stamp Set
Peace on Earth Stamp Set