Hello everyone! I'm still plugging away at my Christmas Card Series - I have SO many ideas (and SO many stamps and dies....lol) for cards and tags and all sorts of things! I'm at video #15 so far, and the goal is 25 at least! I don't follow any sort of schedule (I swear every time I try life just laughs and says "watch this") so please stay tuned!
The idea for these cards took on a life of it's own as I sat down to make ONE card that was supposed to be traditional watercolor on watercolor paper. That turned into 3 cards all done with pearlescent/metallic/iridescent watercolours lol:
I pulled out the WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet set for these cards, I LOVE this stamp it's just gorgeous. I decided to heat emboss the image onto 3 different colors of dark card stock (blue, green and black) with three different colors of metallic embossing powders (silver, rose gold and gold).
After heat embossing the images I used 3 different FineTec watercolor palettes to color in all the images.
The sentiments are from the WPlus9 Be Merry Sentiments set, and I heat embossed those with the same embossing powder as each image.
For the green card I used Avery Elle Rose Gold embossing powder and the FineTec Iridescent palette. These watercolours have a duochrome look to them so on dark card stock when the light hits it they look like they're glowing!!
For the blue card stock I heat embossed the image with Avery Elle silver embossing powder, then used the large FineTec palette and did more "traditional" colouring.
For the black card stock I embossed the image in Avery Elle gold embossing powder then used my Pearlescent FineTec palette that has the golds and coppers in it.
I used Studio Katia jewels to embellish each card - in real life they catch the light and just play off the metallic/pearlescent of the watercolor and it's just gorgeous!
I finished off the insides of the cards with sentiments from the Be Merry Sentiments set and of course embossed them with the same embossing powders and that was it!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-------click!
I think I mention in the video that there are other options to these FineTec palette's (though I LOVE these palettes - they're definitely something I'd put on a Christmas wish list ;)) - you can check out some options HERE at SSS <-----click!
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