I decided to cut watercolor paper into 5"x7" pieces and use those in place of tags this year. I'm going to put them all together in a book after the holidays. So, that is my starting point for this first project. My inspiration from Linda's tag was the stenciling and using the stencil to monoprint the background. I started by applying Old Paper, Iced Spruce, and Bundled Sage Distress Stain to my craft sheet and running the paper through it to create a subtle mottled background to knock down the whiteness of the paper. It's very faint and you can't see it well in the picture but it does provide a nice background color for the stenciling. I then stenciled along one side of the card with Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage and Festive Berries DI. I applied the inks to the stencil again and spritzed it with water, turned the stencil over and monoprinted on the paper. I love the watercolored effect that happens with this technique. I edged the entire card with Gathered Twigs DI and stamped the "Handle with Care" stamp with Festive Berries. I added the die cut banner that was in my stash to the top and used Stickles glitter on the berries. The "post card" stamp is part of Graphic45's Christmas sets from a few years ago and I used Gathered Twigs for that. The Holly Boy card is from Kaiser Craft. I loved his costume and his face and I thought it was perfect with the holly theme.
Here are some details.
Love that watercolor effect. And you can see some of the background color here.
Here is the Holly Boy!
Well, there is my first entry for this year! The year is going so quickly, I can't believe Halloween is 3 weeks away and we'll be in the midst of the Christmas season so soon!
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