Saturday, 10 December 2016

Watercolour And Embossing Christmas cards


I have made my own Christmas cards for my colleagues for a few years now. I've posted some of my previous ones here, here (I really loved these!!) and even older ones here. I like to keep them at the 10x10cm size (about 4x4 inches) as I can get three cards from one A4 sheet of card. I need to make about 25 of them, so I want them to be easy and not have too many steps.


For this year's design I though I would try two different colourful backgrounds - one using watercolours and one using Brushos. I think I prefer the Brushos over the watercolour, although I think the more even colour of the watercolour background will let the embossed image stand out better. I just randomly applied watercolours / sprinkled the Brushos and heat embossed stamps from the STAMPlorations Joyful set in either gold or gunmetal silver.

 

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
AAA Card Challenges - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenges - Y is for Yikes (there is less than two weeks left until Christmas...)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Silver or Grey 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - ATG




And here is a look at the whole batch together.



Card: 250 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Joyful 
Ink and colouring: Versamark, Gansai Tambi, Brushos
Other: Gold and gunmetal embossing powder

5 comments:

Dot said...

I love those CAS Christmas cards. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Fantastic group of cards. I love those images, and they look wonderful with the color over the embossing. Thanks for linking up and playing our Christmas Challenge at AAA Cards.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards, love the techniques you used, the designs are very arty and awesome! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Ksenija said...

Oh, Dear, you did a great job. Love all these cards - festive, bright and easy to create. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin