Friday, November 14, 2014

Watercoloured Christmas Card

Hey friends,

I played with a rubber stamp today. Ah shocking! But this is a gorgeous set from Penny Black called Festive Floral. Here is the stamp set for you.

festive florals picture
Festive Florals

I absolutely love the flower on the holly branch image. The image is big enough to either be the focal of the card or can be stamped multiple times to create a gorgeous background. I have used the image as a focal point on my card below.

Merry Christmas card

I heat embossed the image on water colour paper. Then watercoloured the image. Once dry I watercoloured the background. I added purple first and then layered with a bit of grey to add shadow and depth around the flowers.

Merry Christmas flat

The sentiment is also from Penny Black. It is from a die set called Joyous Wishes 
joyous wishes picture
I simply die cut the "Merry Christmas" using gold foil cardstock and glued on the watercoloured panel. Here is a closeup!

Merry Christmas closeup

I am really enjoying watercolouring now a days. I love the uncertainty of how it will look when dry. Plus the soft look watercolour gives is just beautiful. This stamp set is great for watercolouring. Hope you are inspired by my card.

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Jennifer Jackson said...

Gorgeous coloring - I love the purple! Such a fun combo with the traditional red and green!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Gayatri. The colours are amazing

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card from you, Gayatri! I know we don't need to be perfect when it comes to watercolors, but I'm afraid of using it on my card. You definitely inspires me! By the way, it's surprising that gold metallic sentiment works well on the watercolors background. Well done! May

lostinpaper said...

Oh my, this is stunning Gayatri!

Anonymous said...

Gayatri, you are an amazing watercolor expert! I absolutely am in awe over this beautiful and elegant card!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Gayatri! Love the purple!

Jamie said...

This card is really pretty!I love the colors you chose:)