A set of gorgeous water coloured Christmas cards created using Sparkly Seasons from Stampin’ Up! by UK Demonstrator, Tracy May
I’ve been having fun with Sparkly Seasons from Stampin’ Up! this morning. It took me a few attempts to get going, I will admit, but once I got the hang of being patient whilst water colouring the little images things started to go more smoothly! I just needed to allow time between painting one area and the next. The first few attempts ended up in the bin as my impatience lead to the colours all mixing to a dark muddy mess!
I did this little guy first. Isn’t he cute? I used an aqua painter and a Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Classic ink pad to colour the sky around him. Once I allowed that to dry I painted the hat and scarf in green – I used Cucumber Crush first and then went over it with Mossy Meadow to deepen the colour and create shadows. Once that was dry I finished off with Watermelon Wonder with Real Red on top!
Then I did the Nutcracker and Ballerina cards afterwards.
The card base is embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder. I’ll let you in to a little secret – it’s carrying over to the Spring/Summer catalogue, which is awesome. I know I have seen it already!
I forgot to stamp the Gorgeous Grunge splat before I embossed, so I did it afterwards. It has a nice effect on the raised parts!
Sparkly Season from Stampin’ Up! is available until the 4th January 2016, so grab it while you can. It’s a great set!
If you can’t wait until January to see the new catalogue, how about signing up as a demonstrator? You will soon be able to choose from the Spring/Summer catalogue for your starter kit! We demos get our hands on product a month before general release! Drop me a line and I’d be happy to provide you with all the info you need.
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