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Merry and Bright Christmas cards

A couple last minute Christmas cards. It’s great to leave a loving note along with that little something in those stockings :-)

Both these cards were made using Simon Says Stamp Merry and Bright stamp set that came in the December 2016 card kit. This card kit also came with a chibi lights kit and I am so wanting to play with them. But that’s for another post :-) I created both these cards at the same time – with almost same supplies and they came together really quickly.

On the first one I arranged all my larger stamps in a random pattern on my MISTI and stamped them all at once using Black Archival ink on Strathmore watercolor panel. Then I colored directly using Zig real brush watercolor markers and a waterbrush. Next I added a couple strips of patterned paper on one of which I had stamped the sentiment. I adhered it directly to the watercolor panel. I went around filling in some gaps with smaller images like the tiny ornament and snowflakes. To finish off the card, I attached the panel to my card base and added glossy accents on some images.

Holly Jolly Christmas

For my second card, I did a very basic masking with the tree and presents stamps. I colored using the same Zig watercolor markers and my waterbrush. Next I heat embossed my sentiment with Martha Stewart green embossing powder and adhered the watercolor panel to my card front. To finish off, I added a twine at the top and glossy accents on some images.

Merry and Bright Christmas Wishes

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY AND BRIGHT SSS101687

Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Zig CLEAN COLOR 12 set Real Brush

Zig CLEAN COLOR 6 SET Real Brush

Martha Stewart Crafts Embossing Starter Kit

Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042

Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD 5.5×8.5 Bound 298103

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# GREEN APPLE GA6

[Amazon] Scor-Tape

Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape

We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1

Hope you have a Merry and Bright Christmas!! Huge thanks for all your support for this blog this year!!!

Hugs, ~Varada

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