I know...Christmas talk already? It's too soon! LOL! However, it's never too soon to grab some holiday themed stamps for 15% off!! Sweet 'n Sassy is holding a Christmas in July sale from now through Sunday. ALL Christmas stamp sets will be 15% off! Use code CMASJULY to receive your discount.
My card features the Joy to the World stamp set, which includes this main image, along with another image and three sentiments. (You can see a photo of the entire stamp set at the end of the post) I also used a lot of words from a number of different sets, I'll list them at the end of the post, to create the background.
The main image was created by stamping it in Antique Linen Distress Ink. This is the perfect light color of ink for creating a no-line water coloring picture as the Antique Linen pretty much vanishes when water is applied. My water coloring was done using Distress Markers. (I have a video coming up to demonstrate the technique!)
Once my coloring was completed, I cut a mask for the image, and added the background colors using Distress Inks and a blending tool. Water and a white paint pen added clouds and stars to the night sky.
The main image includes a tiny heart on the manger, but I opted to add a Wendy Vecchi mat mini heart, colored with Distress Inks and covered with just a hint of glitter.
The background was created by stamping a whole lotta words and sentiments onto a piece of cork, which I found while digging through my stash looking for a designer paper to use on my card. I thought the cork was a fun and different element to use on a card and I loved the look of the black text on the background. Text...nothing beats different letter styles and sizes...it makes me happy. My entire piece was mounted onto a black card base. And there you have today's Christmas card!
You will be able to find all of the team participant blogs at the end of this post. Simply click on their name and you will be taken to their blog. The list will be on each person's blog, so no need to hit the back button. Just look for the next blog in the line-up and off you go! Please be sure to leave the girls some love along the way. We will be drawing a winner from all of the blog comments and that person will receive a FREE Christmas stamp set (in stock) of their choosing from our line! And don't forget to check out the great sale at Sweet 'n Sassy!