Christmas two days in a row? You betcha! I'm sharing my card for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! It combines some of my favorite techniques; gold embossing paired with watercoloring. I love the way the color pools up in each of the raised embossed "cells" if you will.
This week, JoAnn has asked us to create a Christmas card using a poinsettia. I have been dying to use this Botanical Blocks IV stamp set and it works perfectly for this week's challenge! There are some lovely samples on the challenge blog today, so I hope you'll head over to check them out. (link at top)
I found this beautiful pattern paper at Hobby Lobby the other day, so I was super excited to use it on today's design. To begin, I heat embossed the botanical block image onto a piece of Strathmore cold pressed watercolor paper and then heat embossed it using Antique Gold embossing powder. Once that was done, I got to work watercoloring it using regular dye inks. I chose to use those rather than watercolors, because I was in a time crunch and didn't have time to mix colors.
The sentiment is heat embossed in the same gold and then foam mounted on top of the focal piece. A few sparkling clear sequins finish it off! Thanks for fluttering by!