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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CTMH = my Close to My Heart website
- My Acrylix Reindeer Games stamp set (CTMH)
- Watercolor Paints (CTMH)
- Cranberry Cardstock (CTMH)
- Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors (CTMH)
- Ranger Archival Jet Black ink (CTMH)
- 3x3 Acrylic Block (CTMH)
- VersaMark Ink (CTMH)
- My Favorite Things Pierced Square dies*
- Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder*
- Doodlebug Ladybug Glitter Assortment Sprinkles*
- Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen*
- Tombow Mono Multi Glue*
- Craft Foam*
- Stampendous Shaved Ice*
- Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper*