Welcome to the November Color Fusers blog hop and day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Today’s card features the gorgeous Joy of Noel bundle and a coloring technique using Wink of Stella.
And if you have been following Brenda and I this past week, can you believe we are at the half-way point for the 12 Days of Christmas?
The Joy of Noel bundle is part of the Joy of Christmas product suite. It is a beautiful suite, with script fonts and line art images for coloring. I thought it was a great choice for today’s project, which features a classic Christmas color challenge.
This striped designer paper in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler is from the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper collection. This collection is featured by Stampin’ Up! as a give-back fund raiser for charity. For each pack sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to charities which help families in need during the holiday season. The patterns in this collection really are phenomenal, and I hope you choose to purchase a pack to help others, while enjoying the art of creating. It’s available in my online store here.
Before I die cut the leafy images, I colored them. To create an amazing shimmery-watercolor look, I stamped an acrylic block into my ink pad, then used my Wink of Stella to pick up the ink and color the images. It is a great look, and a fast, easy, and clean way to color. When done, simply wipe off the tip of the Wink of Stella pen, and it will continue to work normally. It’s so fun! Try it!
To create this card:
- Garden Green card base cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- designer series paper layer cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Vellum cardstock layer cut 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Basic white for sentiment 3 1/4″ x 1″
Adhere designer series paper to card front. Stamp foliage image twice in Garden Green ink on Thick Basic White cardstock. Color as desired using Wink of Stella and ink. Color berries with Stampin’ Blends Markers, then die cut. Die cut (2) pine needle pieces from Garden Green cardstock. Arrange foliage and pine needle pieces on vellum. Adhere in place, using dimensionals on some pieces. Adhere vellum layer to card front with dimensionals. Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. Trim and adhere to card front. Cut a piece of iridescent ribbon in half lengthwise. Tie a bow, and adhere under the corner of sentiment piece. Embellish as desired. Stamp sentiment inside card in Cherry Cobbler ink.
Thanks for stopping by today for the Color Fusers and 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing this project made with the Joy of Noel bundle, and learning a coloring technique using Wink of Stella.
Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers! Next up is the very creative Sue Vine.
Or you may go back to see Tami Hewlett’s gorgeous project.
And if you are looking for Brenda’s 12 Days of Christmas post for day 6, you may find it here. Her project is -ah-mazing!!