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After working diligently for the past several weeks on our Christmas cards, I can happily say that all are finally complete, addressed and in the mail.

I ran across a fabulous tutorial a few months ago about working with rubber stamps to make watercolor images and scenes.  I was so excited because I was looking for something new in the rubber stamp world besides coloring with my Prismacolor pencils or some other medium.  Now I’m not saying that coloring images with Prismacolor pencils, chalks, Copics or whatever medium is bad, I just wanted to  find something new to try.  When I ran across Bonnie’s tutorials on You Tube  I knew this was the new direction for me.  Bonnie is an amazing artist and has been designing rubber stamps for her own company for years, it’s just that I hadn’t run across her stamps until now.

This has been a fun adventure trying my hand at watercoloring.  Certainly more work is needed on my part to get better at watercolor, but for my first attempt I’m quite happy with the results.

For extra sparkle, I added glitter to the edges of the tree branches, although the sparkle doesn’t show up well on my picture.  The inside has 2 sentiments both stamped in Night of Navy classic ink.

Well that’s about it for today’s post.  I want to wish everyone a very Blessed Christmas and thank you for visiting me here.  A special thanks to Bonnie for sharing her artistic talents.

Supplies

Stamps from Art Impressions Stamps
White card stock – Papertrey Ink
Navy card stock – SU
Strathmore 140lb Watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby
Krylon 18kt gold leafing pen (I think I purchased this at a stamp convention)
Gold ribbon from SU
Layerz Mat Stack 3 die from Papertrey Ink
Night of Navy Classic Ink (inside sentiment)
Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter from SU
Marvy LePlume II Markers from Art Impressions Stamps
Watercolor brushes & paint palette from Art Impressions Stamps
Masquepen fro Hobby Lobby

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I wanted to make a Thank You card that was something my hubby would be able to send to a business associate.  My picture of this isn’t great, but the card in person turned out very well and was one of the quickest and easiest cards I’ve made.  I used scrap ribbon and card stock along with a simple sentiment and it was ready to go.

It's doesn't get easier than this.

It's doesn't get easier than this.

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I’m rushing to get ready for a wedding, but wanted to share the card I made for this event.  Since this is Glenda’s second marriage and our cousin Bobby’s first, I wanted to make something non-traditional.  She lives in the country and he loves being casual, so I thought this would be appropriate for them.  My thought process was to add country flair but with a touch of elegance too.  I used black & white gingham ribbon, some brown taffeta and a small string of pearls to add both flavors to the card.  I used Arches paper to stamp the image and Prismacolor pencils for coloring the image.  I think it is a good twist on the traditional and I hope they like it.

Country Elegance card

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