Friday, June 9, 2017

Blue Christmas

Hello :) This is my first year where I am trying to make Christmas cards throughout the year and I have to laugh because we are supposed to be getting a string of 90 degree days and I am thinking about snow, lol. This time I did a card all in shades of blue.

I just got some real watercolor paints to try out and my first attempt at anything was just making a blue background. I am very adventurous (not!). So, I wet my paintbrush and brushed it over watercolor cardstock, then used some blue water color to dab in and spread around. It came out to a soft blue that is very pretty. Once that dried, I stamped the tree in blue ink and then used several colors of blue Nuvo and clear Stickles to add some dots on the stamped ornaments. After that finished drying (a bit of waiting around for this card), I stamped the sentiment under the tree, trimmed the top and bottom of the panel and layered it on blue cardstock. The whole panel was added to a top folding card.

Stamps: Penny Black - Swirling; Hero Arts -  color layer christmas tree
Inks - Mission Gold - Cobalt Blue 1; Ranger Ink - Blue Ribbon; MFT - Black Licorice 
Embellishments: Nuvo - midnight blue, navy blue, wedgewood blue, morning dew; Stickles -  stardust

I am sharing this in the following challenges:
Merry Monday - Monochromatic Blue

Craft Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes option of Winter Fun
HLS Christmas Challenge - option of Tree

Always thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Amazing Christmas tree, the entire card is very elegant - I love it :)

  2. Lovely, lovely card Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  3. I love your soft background Cheryl - it really allows your beautiful tree to take centre stage and wow us!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x


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