Holiday Cards, Winter Cards

Peace On Earth | Concord & 9th Feature Friday

Hello and welcome, I hope you’ve had a good week! It’s a busy day with lots of new cards to share so I apologize if I’ve bombarded your inbox; it’s not always like this!

Today is the last of four Feature Fridays for Concord & 9th’s September release and it’s been such an honor to get to participate alongside three super-talented women: Channin Pelletier, Therese Calvird, and Yasmin Diaz. Be sure to check out Concord & 9th’s blog for additional inspiration from these ladies using today’s featured products: the Yuletide Ornament bundle and the Home For The Holidays Stacks bundle.

Peace On Earth

My first card today features the Yuletide ornament and coordinating die (also available as a bundle). I chose a teal blue for this ornament; what color would you choose?

To recreate this card:

  1. Heat emboss the ornament onto watercolor paper using a gold embossing powder (I used Judikins Translucent Gold); I ended up embossing again (not required) after I water colored so using a stamp positioning tool was useful
  2. Use a low-tack tape to tape down the panel to your work surface
  3. Drop a small drop of Peacock liquid watercolor into a palette or non-porous dish
  4. Use a paint brush to brush clean clear water over the ornament
  5. Pick up a small bit of the liquid watercolor (it’s very concentrated!) with a paintbrush and paint the outer edges of the ornament and pull the color towards the center of the ornament; concentrate the color more on the left side to create the illusion of light coming from the right
  6. Allow the panel to dry, or help it dry using a heat gun (be careful not to re-melt the embossing powder)
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as many times as needed to get the an intensity of color that you like
  8. Paint the golden top with Buttercup liquid watercolor
  9. Paint the ribbon with Grapefruit liquid watercolor
  10. When the image is dry, heat emboss again (this is optional and should be done only if you used a stamp positioning tool in step 1)
  11. Use the coordinating die to cut out the image and set aside
  12. Create the background by adhering strips of Aqua Sky, Grapefruit, Ballet Slipper, and Honeysuckle cardstock across a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of white cardstock (I like to apply tape runner to the panel and then stick the strips to it; excess adhesive can be easily rubbed away using an adhesive eraser)
  13. Trim the 3/8″ off both the length and width of the panel
  14. Stamp the sentiment in black pigment ink and use the coordinating die to cut it out
  15. Use foam tape to adhere the ornament and the sentiment to the background
  16. Use foam tape to adhere the panel to an A2-sized card base

Let It Snow

My second card features the Home For The Holidays Stacks dies and coordinating stamp set (also available as a bundle).

To recreate this card:

  1. Cut out the house pieces from Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle cardstocks and the door from Aqua Sky cardstock; assemble and adhere together
  2. Cut out the wreath pieces from Clover and Honeysuckle cardstocks; adhere together
  3. Cut out the trees from Clover, Parsley, and Sprout cardstocks and the snow caps from white cardstock; adhere together (including adding the snow to the house’s rooftop)
  4. Stamp the sentiment in black pigment ink and use the banner die to cut it out
  5. Use the curvy die from the die set to cut a piece of white cardstock to create the snowy hillside
  6. Use a blending brush to blend Oceanside ink over the top half of an A2-sized piece of Aqua Sky cardstock, concentrating the color at the top of the panel and letting it fade towards the middle
  7. Splatter an opaque white paint over the panel to create snow
  8. Assemble the card by adhering the snowy hillside to the background and then using glue and foam tape to adhere the house and its surrounding trees; use foam tape to adhere the sentiment banner
  9. Adhere the card front to a card base

Thank you so much for spending time with me today!

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