This week, the challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to make your own background... and luckily, I quite like doing that for Christmas cards! So here is the first of what I hope will be a few for this challenge:
I kind of threw everything at this background. ☺I started by spritzing the watercolour paper with water then masking the lower portion -- which didn't totally work, but left a nice soft horizon that I kind of like anyway. Then I painted with Twinkling H2Os. Didn't really like the finished colour, so sponged some distress ink in from the edges till I did. I took some dilute Twinkling H2Os and flicked it onto the paper for a sparkly snowy look. Then it was just a matter of stamping Dasher, embossing in silver and matting onto the card base. I'm also linking this card up to CAS on Sunday's Christmas challenge.
Since I'm still behind on festive card production, I hope I'll have more to show you soon!
Supplies: white, navy & Recollections silver cardstock, Canson 140 lb watercolour paper, Stampin' Up Dasher stamp, Versamark & chipped sapphire distress inks, silver embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os
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