Hi everyone! I wanted to stop in today to share a card making technique with watercolor and sparkles! When I think of a winter scene I can see the snow glisten with added shine, it makes the cold and winter days so pretty! For today’s card I am using 2 stamp sets from Unity Stamp Company – October 2020 KOM and Love into Giving! Let’s get started!
I started by stamping the large tree scene stamp from the October 2020 KOM using Versafine Clair Ink – in Pinecone on Canson XL watercolor paper. I prepped my area for stamping using an antic-static powder tool. I stamped the image using Pinecone Versafine Clair. I stamped the image two times to ensure a dark and crisp image. I then added my first sparkle using Brutus Monroe Rainbow sparkle embossing powder. I love the subtle sparkle this embossing powder has, perfect for my winter scene. I followed the same process for the snowman from the Love into Giving stamp set. I love this cute snowman, he makes me smile!
I taped my stamped images to a board and enjoyed watercoloring with my Mission Gold watercolors. I started with my lightest colors and allowed them to dry, then added more color to add depth and dimension to both the trees and the sky. Once everything was watercolored, I set them aside to dry. I chose a sentiment from the October 2020 KOM and stamped this using Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne on a kraft cardstock. I then used my Tim Holtz distress tool to add a bit of a distressed edge to my sentiment strip.
Once my watercolor was completely dry, I wanted to add snow to the scene. To create the snow I used metallic watercolors in both white and silver. Once everything was dry, I fussy cut my snowman and assembled my card. I used a side folding card base, with a kraft card base. I popped up the sentiment using foam tape. I then added Stickles to the snowman’s hat and to parts of the tree as well for added shine and sparkles! I hope you enjoyed my watercolor scene with sparkles!
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