Sunday, November 1, 2015

VIDEO: Handmade Holiday 2015: Day 1 ~ CTMH Edition Santa in Watercolor

Good evening!  I hope you all are enjoying your extra hour on this first day of November!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by!  Today I have the first project in my Handmade Holiday video series to share with you.  My hope is to have 12 videos in this series, however, my family is taking a vacation to DisneyWorld this month (I can hardly contain myself!!!) so I will be gone for two weeks but I'll try my best to stay on schedule!



For today's card, I am using the super cute Reindeer Bells stamp set from Close to My Heart.  This set has some absolutely adorable images to color and I thought it would be a great way to use my brand new Close to My Heart watercolors.  I have only ever watercolored using my Distress Inks so this was a fun learning adventure for me as I got acquainted with these paints and how they work.


I was pleasantly surprised by how vivid and opaque the colors were when I applied them to my cardstock.  Obviously, you can water them down for a completely different look but I tend to prefer a drier watercolor technique with lots of bright color.  The CTMH watercolor set has 36 colors so I was really able to do a lot of fun shading on my piece.  


I couldn't resist turning this into a little frame shaker card and I love how the CTMH cranberry cardstock looks shining through the shaker.  For a full video tutorial, click the link below.  I've also listed and linked all of the supplies that I used to create this card if you're interested in anything that you see.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon for Day 2 of my Handmade Holiday series!  Bye!



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5 comments:

  1. So cute! Love your shaker filler stuff.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly! I thought it was really fun!

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  2. Love this card Tara. I need that watercolor set. Can I purchase it from you?

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    1. Thanks, Dana! And absolutely! If you click the link above for the watercolors it will take you to my CTMH website. Let me know if I can help with anything and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This card is so adorable Tara, I love it!

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