Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a special Christmas card I made for my good friend, Nancy. In my rush to get it into the mail, I forgot to take a picture of it. So Nancy took this lovely picture and sent it to me. Thanks Nancy! :)
I experimented with a new-to-me product called Inka Gold. I first took a red watercoloured background that I had in my stash from experimenting with watercolours, and then stenciled over top with the Inka gold. It's quite thick and I used a sponge to apply over the stencil. Once dry, buffing it with a soft cloth or paper towel will bring up the shine. So cool! It also adds texture because it is thick. Loved it so much that I ordered five more colours to try. :) Looking forward to playing more with this fun product.
I just love this candles image from STAMPlorations and have used it a lot this year. Also watercoloured, and then the candles were coated with wink of stella for some sparkle (hard to see in the photo). The peace is die-cut using my Cameo cutting machine.
I'm entering this into the current challenge at STAMPlorations - December's Stamps + Designer's Choice. Use stamps and pick from one of the previous challenges ... mine works for several: April - Stamps & Favourite Technique (stenciling); August - Stamps and Die-cuts (die-cut stencil and sentiment); October - Stamps and Embossing (embossed with the Inka Gold); and November - Stamps & Layers (a few layers on this card). :)
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for coming by to visit. It's been a wonderful year full of creative fun. Here's to more of the same for 2015. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Stamps: Holiday Sketches - Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White (base); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); gold foil
Ink: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water brush, wink of stella, starburst stencil cut with my Cameo, Inka Gold (gold), Peace sentiment cut with my Cameo