Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Watercolored Christmas Tree

I wanted to say hello tonight and share a card I made earlier today. :) The kids are tucked in bed and the house is quiet. Perfect bloggy time.
I am SO in the mood for Christmas cards. I had to make myself put down a couple of stamp sets at Micheals today. I didn't even like them THAT much - they would have been fun to play with a few times, sure. Any stamp set is fun once or twice, right? But, come on. I am so crazy I almost bought some I didn't even really care about. It's ridonkulous. :D  That's how obsessed I get with Christmas crafting every year.
Earlier today, I played with a set I DO love, my PTI O'Tannenbaum, and a couple of Distress Inks.


I stamped the tree branches and leaves in Vintage Sepia Versa Fine ink on watercolor paper and clear embossed it before applying Crushed Olive distress ink with a water brush. (I swabbed some on an acrylic block first.) I also added Salty Ocean ink using the same method to create the outline/background around the tree. After it dried, I stamped the box and berries before die-cutting using MFT's Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Flags.
I used a Kraft (PTI) card base and stamped Hero Arts/Basic Grey Harvest Berries in VersaMark for a subtle background pattern. Scrumptious. I added red twine and adhered the flag using foam tape before die-cutting a red (Bazzil) cardstock circle using MFT's Tag Builders 4 and white embossed the sentiment from MFT Gift Tag Greetings.
And that is all. I wish I had time to make more today. (Or, tonight - but I'm not good at crafting at night. I so wish I could do it. But, I'm old now and I get tired. :D)
I'm playing along with a few challenges - inspiration a plenty.
Addicted to Stamps, photo inspiration challenge -
and, Christmas Card Challenges, Anything Goes.   
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit. Please do so again soon! :)
God Bless,
I John 3:18     NKJV  (New King James Version)
    My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

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  1. I've done the same thing with buying new supplies -- especially patterned paper. I think it's just because I want something new....
    Your card is lovely, Mandy! I love how you stamped the background! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  3. Beautiful watercolored tree!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. A great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x


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