And so we have entered the last month of the year. It feels like I hardly got used to writing 2016 and we are already speeding through the last remains of the year (to be fair, I still keep dating some of my documents 2015...). Another year coming to an end, another wonderful Holiday season just around the corner. Time off work, time with friends and family, and then that weird and wonderful New Year. A new start. But before we get to all of that, let's just enjoy the bitter sweet last weeks of the year along with a new STAMPlorations CAS challenge. You probably know the drill by now. We look forward to seeing your gorgeous CAS creations, you can link up to 3 cards each month and you can use whichever crafting supplies you would like but we would love to see you use STAMPlorations products if you have any. This month the optional colour twist is very Christmas-y: red and green.
For my card I decided to use the gorgeous poinsettia from Framed Christmas: Peace, Love and Joy. I stamped the image onto watercolour card in black ink and heat embossed in clear powder. Then I used my Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour the image. To create the background for the card, I stamped the scripty text from Mixed Media Elements in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold. I did the same for the sentiment which I created using words from the Joyful stamp set. I then splattered a little bit of red watercolour over the background before attaching the poinsettia image. Quick and easy - if I already hadn't finished most of my Christmas cards this would have been perfect for mass production. Maybe next year!
Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney Watercolour paper
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: Gold embossing powder, Ranger clear super fine detail embossing powder